We found 8 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Shiraz Nmi Farooq, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
4809 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 240
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shiraz Farooq's medical specialty is general surgery, colon & rectal surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Farooq has an open panel. He attended medical school at Baqai Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Dr. Jorge Enrique Marcet, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Two Columbia Drive; Suite 145
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Marcet works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Marcet include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Marcet's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Marcet has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Netterville Brannan, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Brannan is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. These areas are among Dr. Brannan's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, hemorrhoid banding, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Brannan's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie Eduardo Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Hmt, Suite 740, Usf General Surgery Division
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Sanchez is a colon and rectal surgeon in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanchez include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Sanchez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Sanchez has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Fecal Incontinence, Surgical Procedures, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diverticular ... (Read more)

Dr. Cesar A Santiago, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Santiago's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Santiago speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Santiago include rectocele (posterior prolapse), colorectal surgery procedures, and microsurgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Santiago graduated from Ponce School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Fecal Incontinence, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Rectocele, Microsurgery, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sowsan Heider Rasheid, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sowsan Rasheid, who practices in Tampa, FL and Bay Pines, FL, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Rasheid is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rasheid attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. David S Mason, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Suite 403, Office of Daivd Mason Md; 4710 N. Habana
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Mason is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Mason's areas of expertise include the following: biopsy, thyroid surgery, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Mastectomy, Hemorrhoids, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4700 N Habana Avenue; Suite 403
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lori Slezak, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Slezak is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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What is Colon & Rectal Surgery?

Colon and rectal surgery is the medical specialty that deals with diseases and disorders of the lower intestinal tract, colon, rectum, and anus. The specialty was previously known as proctology, and some physicians who specifically treat diseases of the rectum and anus may still call themselves proctologists; but in general that term is not currently used. While colon and rectal surgery is related to gastroenterology, only colon and rectal surgeons can provide surgical care.

Colon and rectal surgeons can offer routine screenings for common health conditions affecting the colon and rectum. They have also undergone advanced surgical training, and they are able to treat conditions affecting the lower intestinal tract with surgery when needed.

Some conditions that a colon and rectal surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious and chronic constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures, or tears in the skin around the anus
  • Anal abscesses and fistulae
  • Anal incontinence
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Colon and rectal surgeons perform various procedures to keep patients healthy, such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. These tests use long, flexible tubes to examine the lining of the colon in case of pain or bleeding, or to look for signs of cancer or polyps. If a patient’s intestines are severely diseased and not working well, a colon and rectal surgeon may perform an ostomy, where the healthy part of the intestines are connected to a tube or pouch on the outside of the body. Colorectal surgeons may also remove hemorrhoids, perform laparoscopic surgery on a tumor, or even offer genetic counseling to patients with a family history of colorectal cancers.

Colon and rectal conditions can be some of the most uncomfortable problems to endure. Even if your intestinal problem is severe, colon and rectal surgeons can help you lead a long, healthy, and more enjoyable life.