We found 15 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Tampa, FL.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Armstrong include peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. Dr. Armstrong is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Armstrong is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Armstrong include: 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Douglas Reintgen works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Tarpon Springs, FL, Tampa, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Reintgen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Reintgen is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For Dr. Reintgen's residency, Dr. Reintgen trained at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Reintgen has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Reintgen is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Pham's clinical interests include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pham trained at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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

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

Dr. Vic Velanovich's specialty is general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Velanovich average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and endoscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Velanovich completed his residency training at Letterman Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Albrink's specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include gallbladder problems and hernia surgery. Dr. Albrink is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Albrink trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). 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. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is accepting 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 specializes in general surgery. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. She is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. She 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.

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

Dr. Richard Dicicco is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Tampa, FL, Dade City, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Dicicco is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He 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 affiliated with Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic 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 practices general surgery, colon & rectal surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Tampa, FL. Dr. Farooq takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Shawn Larson works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Larson accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Sheffield Medical School and performed his residency 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. Keith Eric Sommers, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4007 N Taliaferro Avenue; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Keith Sommers is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sommers include robotic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sommers accepts. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Sommers is affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: biopsy, thyroid surgery, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Mason accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mason is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of Saint Raphael's residency program.

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

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

Dr. Ashley Hodes practices general surgery in Tampa, FL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, thyroid surgery, and adrenal disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hodes accepts. Dr. Hodes attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hodes trained at New York Hospital Queens. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 820
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Riad Meada's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Meada attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 practices general surgery in Tampa, FL. Dr. Tyler graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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 specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Suresh attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Suresh is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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.
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