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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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. Her areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, spasticity, and chiari malformation. Dr. Gaskill's professional 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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Gaskill obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Recipient, America's Top Surgeons and Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to English, Dr. Gaskill speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Syringomyelia, Endoscopy, Brain Tumor, Cysts, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Chiari Malformation, ... (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 practices neurosurgery in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia include minimally invasive spine surgery and hospital care. Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. In addition to English, Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia (or staff) speaks 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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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's area of specialization is neurosurgery. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uribe takes. 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). Dr. Uribe has received the following distinctions: Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: 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 practices neurosurgery in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Balis include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Dr. Balis 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. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Balis is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain, Minimally Invasive 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's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Vale's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pituitary disorders, neurosurgery, 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Vale has received 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. His 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: Spine Problems, Brain Tumor, Tumor, Epilepsy Surgery, Neurosurgical Procedures, Pituitary Disorders

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 affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. For her residency, Dr. Liu trained at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to 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 is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Freeman's clinical interests include scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Freeman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Freeman 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.

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

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

Dr. Donald Smith's specialty is neurosurgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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. Smith's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. Tsz Yeung Lau, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tsz Lau is a neurosurgery specialist in Lakeland, FL and Tampa, FL. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Lau is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Lau attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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's medical specialty is neurosurgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vanloveren 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 attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vanloveren 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He 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's specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Marlin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Marlin has received distinctions including Recipient, Patients' Choice Award; Recipient, The Best Doctors in America; and Recipient, America's Top Physicians, Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting 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 neurosurgeon. Dr. Louis has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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 the following foreign languages: 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. Gabriel Antonio Gonzales-Portillo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2727 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; Suite 460
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Gonzales-Portillo is a specialist in neurosurgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include back pain, brain surgery, and microsurgery. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo honors 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 National University of San Marcos and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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 in Tampa, FL. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Greenberg completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Greenberg is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Tresser, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Tresser has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, brain surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 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. Dr. Tresser is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. He 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 works as a neurosurgeon. He is especially interested in back pain, spinal deformity, and neck pain. 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. 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). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). 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.