We found 10 providers matching colonoscopy and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Roland David Shepard, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4224 N Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. R. Shepard's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Shepard is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Shepard attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 210
  • Uninsured Cost: $600 - $750
  • Medicare Cost: $224 - $319
Dr. Joel Edward Richter, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Richter works as an adult gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL. In his practice, Dr. Richter focuses on barrett's esophagus, achalasia, and eosinophilic esophagitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Richter a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Richter is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of National Naval Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctors; Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology; and Best Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Achalasia, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,196 - $1,279
  • Medicare Cost: $214 - $224
Dr. Jorge Enrique Marcet, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Two Columbia Drive; Suite 145
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Marcet works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Marcet include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Marcet's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Marcet has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie Eduardo Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Hmt, Suite 740, Usf General Surgery Division
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Sanchez is a colon and rectal surgeon in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanchez include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. 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. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Sanchez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Sanchez has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Surgical Procedures, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diverticular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,209
  • Medicare Cost: $202
Dr. Shivinder Narwal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Ml King Jr Boulevard; Ms-3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shivinder Narwal practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Narwal's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital. 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. After attending Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosa J Cuenca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Ms 3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rosa Cuenca's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cuenca's areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. The average patient rating for Dr. Cuenca is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Paracentesis, Gastroparesis, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3709 W Hamiltion Avenue; #5
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ashwinkumar Mehta, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. 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 has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $319 - $1,215
  • Medicare Cost: $229 - $324
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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4700 N Habana Avenue; Suite 403
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lori Slezak, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Slezak is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 195
  • Uninsured Cost: $805 - $1,085
  • Medicare Cost: $128 - $319
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 S. Habana Avenue; Suite 260, Office of Morris Hanan Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Morris Hanan is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hanan's average patient rating is 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 graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 426
  • Uninsured Cost: $597 - $900
  • Medicare Cost: $225 - $324
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2605 W Swann Avenue; Suite 600
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Gerrish is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Gerrish is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He graduated from Saba University School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $750 - $900
  • Medicare Cost: $120 - $324

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What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the use of a special tool called a colonoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end) to examine the inside of the colon and rectum. The tube is typically inserted anally, and it allows the physician to examine the large intestine from the inside. It may be done at any time to diagnose bowel problems, but routine colonoscopies are advised after the age of 50 to screen for colon cancer.

A colonoscopy may be performed to diagnose:
  • Intestinal ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Bowel cancer
  • An unidentified source of pain or bleeding in the intestine

You may be asked to drink only liquids in the days before a colonoscopy, or you may be given an enema to remove residual fecal matter. Before the exam, you are given medication to help you relax, and you lay on your side on a table. The scope is inserted into the anus and gently moved all the way through the large intestine. Air may be pumped into the intestine to improve the view for the physician. Any polyps that are found will be removed. Then the colonoscope will be withdrawn. A colonoscopy is not usually painful, but you may feel some bloating or have some cramps right afterward. If you had polyps removed you might experience a small amount of bleeding. Any side effects should go away within a few hours.