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We found 25 neurosurgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Sarah Jane Gaskill, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Gaskill is a medical specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Gaskill's areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, spasticity, and chiari malformation. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gaskill's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at Duke University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Gaskill has received the following distinctions: Recipient, America's Top Surgeons and Phi Beta Kappa. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Syringomyelia, Endoscopy, Brain Tumor, Cyst, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Chiari Malformation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando L Vale, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Usf Health- South Center, 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Vale is a neurosurgeon. Dr. Vale is especially interested in pituitary disorders, neurosurgery, and spine problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vale attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Recipient, Latino Who's Who; and The John Thompson Best Teacher, Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Brain Tumor, Tumor, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Juan Martin Valdivia-Valdivia, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2727 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 460
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Valdivia-Valdivia's specialty is neurosurgery. He obtained his medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia's clinical interests encompass minimally invasive spine surgery and hospital care. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Santiago Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. Dr. Uribe accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Uribe has received distinctions including Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. His professional affiliations include 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: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Gene Alan Balis, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gene Balis' specialty is neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Balis has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Balis accepts. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Balis welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain, Minimally Invasive Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Shih Sing Liu, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shih Liu's specialty is neurosurgery. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Liu is open to new patients. For her professional training, Dr. Liu completed residency programs at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute.

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Dr. Thomas Benedict Freeman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
17 Davis Medical Building; 17 Davis Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Freeman is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His clinical interests include scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. Dr. Freeman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freeman's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received distinctions including The Molly & Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award, American Society of Neural Therapy and Repair; Best Doctors in America, US News and World Reports; and Top 1% of Neurosurgeons in the U.S., US News and World Reports. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Spurs, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Spinal Instrumentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Edward Marlin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Marlin is a pediatric neurosurgeon. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marlin 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 McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His distinctions include: Recipient, Patients' Choice Award; Recipient, The Best Doctors in America; and Recipient, America's Top Physicians, Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Marlin welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Tsz Yeung Lau, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tsz Lau's specialty is neurosurgery. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lau speaks Cantonese. Dr. Lau's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Harry Ronald Van Loveren, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Harry Vanloveren practices neurosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Vanloveren completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. Patient ratings for Dr. Vanloveren average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vanloveren accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Membership, Alpha Omega Alpha, University of South Florida; Recipient, Who's Who in America; and Membership, Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. Dr. Vanloveren's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kenneth Maliq Louis, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Louis is a neurosurgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Dr. Louis takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Louis (or staff) speaks Spanish, Albanian, and German. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain, Minimally Invasive Spine ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
2727 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; Suite 460
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Gonzales-Portillo is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzales-Portillo include back pain, brain surgery, and microsurgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzales-Portillo accepts. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. For his professional training, Dr. Gonzales-Portillo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Procedures, Brain Surgery, Spine Problems, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald A Smith, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4 Columbia Drive; Suite 730
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Donald Smith sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Smith 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. He has an open panel. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Smith include: Recipient, Best Doctors in America and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Dr. Steven Jeffrey Tresser, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
909 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Steven Tresser is a neurosurgeon in Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tresser include back pain, brain surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Tresser is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Tresser graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is conversant in Spanish. 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: Spinal Procedures, Brain Surgery, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Gregory Cutler, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4321 N. Macdill Avenue; Suite 303
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Scott Cutler, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He has a special interest in back pain, brain surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Cutler's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Cutler speaks Spanish. 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: Spinal Procedures, Brain Surgery, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Armen Robert Deukmedjian, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Armen Deukmedjian is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include back pain, spinal deformity, and neck pain. Dr. Deukmedjian's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deukmedjian accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Deformity, Back Pain

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.