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We found 5 providers matching carotid endarterectomy and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Alberto Jose Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2809 W. Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonzalez average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical Interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Laser Treatment, Aortic Aneurysm, Atherectomy, Varicose Veins, Leg Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,050
  • Medicare Cost: $839
Dr. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire's medical specialty is vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Alkire average 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. 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 medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Alkire's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Alkire has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Nerve Block, Aneurysm, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,725
  • Medicare Cost: $962
Dr. Edward Gerard Izzo Jr., MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Hmt Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edward Izzo is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Izzo takes. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Izzo speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical Interests: Sclerotherapy, Ambulatory Phlebectomy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,154
  • Medicare Cost: $451
Dr. Kenneth James Wright, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2809 W Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Wright's specialty is vascular surgery. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive procedures and vascular surgery procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Wright is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,050
  • Medicare Cost: $904
Dr. Murray Leonard Shames, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
7th Floor, Usf General Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Murray Shames is a vascular surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shames has an open panel. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Shames trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,710
  • Medicare Cost: $1,173

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What is Carotid Endarterectomy?

Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove plaque blockage from a carotid artery. The two carotid arteries lie on either side of the neck and provide blood to the brain. In patients with carotid artery disease, these important blood vessels become clogged with a waxy, fatty substance called plaque. Blood cannot flow easily, and small clots can become trapped in the narrowed artery, causing a stroke. In an endarterectomy, the artery is opened and the blockage is pulled or scraped away.

There are less invasive treatments for carotid artery disease, such as angioplasty, but endarterectomy is a reliable, safe procedure that has been used for more than fifty years. During the procedure, the surgeon identifies the blockage and opens the artery with a small incision. The artery may be clamped briefly or re-routed to prevent excessive bleeding. Once inside the artery, the thick buildup can often be removed all in one piece. The surgeon may also form a graft using a piece of blood vessel from elsewhere in the patient’s body, and use the graft to repair the artery where the blockage was removed. The artery is stitched closed, and the surgery is done. Blood can now flow freely to the brain.