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

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

Dr. Sarah Gaskill practices pediatric neurosurgery. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gaskill's clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, spasticity, and chiari malformation. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. She 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. Dr. Gaskill's distinctions include: Recipient, America's Top Surgeons and Phi Beta Kappa. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Syringomyelia, Endoscopy, Brain Tumor, Cysts, 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's specialty is neurosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vale include pituitary disorders, neurosurgery, and spine problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vale obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He has an open panel.

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

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 physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Dr. Balis is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Balis completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia's areas of expertise consist of 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia's hospital/clinic 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 medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uribe include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Uribe average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Uribe 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. Dr. Uribe's professional 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: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, 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 area of specialization is neurosurgery. She 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. Her medical residency was performed at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Liu is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Freeman sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freeman include scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. The average patient rating for Dr. Freeman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Freeman attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: 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. Dr. Freeman is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tsz Lau, who practices in Lakeland, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Lau speaks Cantonese. Dr. Lau is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He is accepting new patients.

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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 in Tampa, FL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vanloveren is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His distinctions 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 hospital/clinic 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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Dr. Arthur Edward Marlin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Marlin works as a pediatric neurosurgeon in Tampa, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marlin studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Marlin has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He 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' medical specialty is neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Louis has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Louis completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Louis (or staff) speaks Spanish, Albanian, and German.

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

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

Dr. Donald Smith's medical specialty is neurosurgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recipient, Best Doctors in America and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Smith 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo's areas of expertise include back pain, brain surgery, and microsurgery. 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 attended medical school at National University of San Marcos. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Procedures, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Brain Surgery, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery ... (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's area of specialization is neurosurgery. In Dr. Deukmedjian's practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, spinal deformity, and neck pain. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Deukmedjian completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Deformity, Back Pain

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

Dr. Steven Tresser is a specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Tresser's clinical interests include back pain, brain surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Tresser performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is conversant in 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. Mohamed Samy Adel Elhammady, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2727 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; Suite 460
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mohamed Elhammady is a specialist in neurosurgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Elhammady has a special interest in spine surgery procedures and hospital care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Elhammady speaks Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Spine Surgery Procedures, Hospital Care

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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.
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