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We found 24 neurosurgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Tampa, FL.

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 is a neurosurgery specialist in Tampa, FL. He has a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery and hospital care. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia 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 attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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 medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uribe include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients gave Dr. Uribe an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 distinctions including Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine ... (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 works as a neurosurgeon. These areas are among Dr. Vale's clinical interests: pituitary disorders, neurosurgery, and spine problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Vale attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Vale's distinctions include: 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. Dr. Vale is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Tumor, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurosurgical Procedures, Pituitary Disorders

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

Dr. Thomas Freeman works as a neurosurgeon in Tampa, FL. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Freeman completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freeman include scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Freeman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Freeman welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sarah Gaskill's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Gaskill is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Recipient, America's Top Surgeons and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Gaskill speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Shih Liu is a specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her medical residency was performed at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Tsz Lau is a neurosurgeon in Lakeland, FL and Tampa, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Lau speaks Cantonese. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Lau is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Arthur Marlin works as a pediatric neurosurgeon in Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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 welcomes new patients. Dr. Marlin graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recipient, Patients' Choice Award; Recipient, The Best Doctors in America; and Recipient, America's Top Physicians, Pediatric Neurosurgery.

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

Dr. Kenneth Louis specializes in neurosurgery. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Louis's areas of expertise consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Louis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Albanian, and German. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Gabriel Gonzales-Portillo's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He attended National University of San Marcos and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo's areas of expertise include back pain, brain surgery, and microsurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gonzales-Portillo is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Mark Saul Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Greenberg is a neurosurgeon. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Greenberg attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Greenberg has received professional recognition including the following: John M. Thompson, M.D. Golden Apple Award, USF Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair and Paul C. Bucy Award for Excellence in Neurosurgical Education, Chicago Neurological Society. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Steven Tresser is a specialist in neurosurgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tresser has a special interest in back pain, brain surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tresser 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. Mohamed Samy Adel Elhammady, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2727 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; Suite 460
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mohamed Elhammady's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He graduated from Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for his residency. Dr. Elhammady's clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures and hospital care. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Elhammady speaks Arabic. 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: Spine Surgery Procedures, Hospital Care

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

Dr. Donald Smith, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Dr. Elias Dakwar, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Elias Dakwar is a neurosurgeon in Tampa, FL. Dr. Dakwar attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dakwar has received include Recipient, SOLAS Young Investigator Award; Recipient, Florida Neurosurgical Society Resident Research Award; and Recipient, CSRS Top 20 Poster Presentation. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Gene Balis is a neurosurgery specialist in Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Balis average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Balis's clinical interests: back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. 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. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Balis's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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.