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We found 16 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Douglas Scott Reintgen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Reintgen's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reintgen is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reintgen's office for an appointment. Dr. Reintgen's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Reintgen has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Paul Alexander Armstrong, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle Drive; Univ of South Florida, Usf Building 7
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Armstrong specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Armstrong's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. His areas of expertise include peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Gore Award Resident Competition, Florida Vascular Society; Outstanding Resident Teacher in Surgery, University of South Florida; and First Place, Helen Popaway Award Resident Research Conference. Dr. Armstrong is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stent Placement, Aneurysm, Peripheral Artery Disease, Endovascular Disease, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Ann Laituri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Carrie Laituri works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at Orlando Health, Dr. Laituri attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Laituri has received distinctions including Rosenkrantz Award, Honorable Mention, American Academy of Pediatrics; Straunsburg Award, Institute of Telesurgery; and IRCAD award, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Pediatric Surgery. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Tuan Hoai Pham, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Sjch 1st Floor Mail Stop 2800
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tuan Pham's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Pham include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pham trained at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Pham is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Cancer, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

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 is a general surgery, colon & rectal surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Farooq has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Farooq attended Baqai Medical University for medical school.

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Specializes in General Surgery
2a Columbia Drive; 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Albrink's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Albrink has indicated that his clinical interests include gallbladder problems and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Albrink completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albrink accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Albrink is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hernia Surgery

Dr. Marie Catherine Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12902 Magnolia Drive Br - Prog
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marie Lee works as a general surgeon in Tampa, FL. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, she performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Richard Lark Dicicco, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 160
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Dicicco, who practices in Tampa, FL, Dade City, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Dicicco's clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore's residency program. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Bayfront Health Dade City, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Shawn David Larson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shawn Larson is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He works in Gainesville, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larson include thyroid problems, pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Larson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Sheffield Medical School. Dr. Larson's medical residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Larson include: American Pediatric Surgery Foundation Scholar; UF Department of Surgery Research Career Development Award; and Resident of the Month, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Cellulitis, Pyloric Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vic Velanovich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Vic Velanovich is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Velanovich at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and endoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Velanovich is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Velanovich attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Velanovich has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Keith Eric Sommers, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4007 N Taliaferro Avenue; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Keith Sommers specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Sommers obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sommers honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lung Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

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 specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Mason attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael. His clinical interests include biopsy, thyroid surgery, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Mason accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally 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 General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 820
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Riad Meada is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Ashley Shira Hodes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ashley Hodes' medical specialty is general surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, thyroid surgery, and adrenal disorders. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Hodes attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens for residency. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Adenoma, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Gilman Rackley Tyler Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
602 Audubon Avenue; Suite A, Office of Gilman Tyler Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gilman Tyler is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in general surgery. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Tyler honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Dr. Adithya Suresh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1881w Kennedy Boulevard A B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Adithya Suresh's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Suresh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.