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We found 15 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 specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reintgen is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen 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. Dr. Reintgen welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Reintgen performed Dr. Reintgen's residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Reintgen has received the distinction of 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Armstrong include peripheral artery disease (PAD), angioplasty, and aneurysm. He 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. Dr. Armstrong studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. His distinctions 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. Dr. Armstrong is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Armstrong welcomes new patients.

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

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 specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Pham's areas of expertise include the following: cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Pham attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Pham average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham accepts 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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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Cancer, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Vic Velanovich sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is general surgery. 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. In his practice, Dr. Velanovich focuses on cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and endoscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Velanovich average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Velanovich is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Velanovich has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Richard Dicicco is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Dicicco's areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Marie Catherine Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12902 Magnolia Drive Br - Prog
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marie Lee is a general surgeon. She is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. She 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. Dr. Lee attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Her residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital.

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

Dr. Carrie Laituri specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Orlando Health. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Laituri has received include 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. Dr. Laituri is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Shawn Larson is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Larson include thyroid problems, pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. He 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. Dr. Larson attended medical school at the University of Sheffield Medical School. He completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Larson's distinctions 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 medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Sommers attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally 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 practices 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 Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Mason is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mason graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of Saint Raphael.

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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
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Riad Meada is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Meada is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Other
602 Audubon Avenue; Suite A, Office of Gilman Tyler Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gilman Tyler's specialty is general surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Tyler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Michael Albrink works as a general surgeon. Dr. Albrink graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He takes 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: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Adithya Suresh, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Riverview, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Suresh's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Consultation

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Specializes in General Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ashley Hodes' area of specialization is general surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.