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We found 5 providers matching carotid endarterectomy and who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Gonzalez is 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 is a graduate of 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 specializes in vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Alkire's clinical interests: esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Alkire is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 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. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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's specialties are vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Tampa, FL. 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. Dr. Izzo 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 then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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 practices vascular surgery in Tampa, FL. Patients rated Dr. Wright highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive procedures and vascular surgery procedures. 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 Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Wright's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wright 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 Tampa, FL physician who specializes in vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shames include varicose veins. He is affiliated with 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. He has an open panel. Dr. Shames graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical Interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Aortic Disease, Endovascular Procedures, Varicose Veins, Endovascular ... (Read more)

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.