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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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Shepard attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Shepard's areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shepard takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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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 is a gastroenterologist. Before completing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Richter attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors; Castle and Connolly Top Doctors in American-Gastroenterology; and Best Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Richter's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,279
  • Medicare Cost: $224
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 works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Sanchez is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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. 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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Government Medical College, Patiala and then went on to complete his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Narwal is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Cuenca accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, she performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cuenca's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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 is a gastroenterologist. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 Adult Gastroenterology
11373 Cortez Boulevard; Suite 401
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shawkatali Kero's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kero is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kero accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 236
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $1,400
  • Medicare Cost: $227 - $313
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2605 W Swann Avenue; Suite 600
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Gerrish specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gerrish is a graduate of Saba University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $750 - $900
  • Medicare Cost: $120 - $324
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 S. Habana Avenue; Suite 260, Office of Morris Hanan Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Morris Hanan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Hanan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 329
  • Uninsured Cost: $597 - $900
  • Medicare Cost: $225 - $324
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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4700 N Habana Avenue; Suite 403
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lori Slezak sees patients in Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. She attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Slezak is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 195
  • Uninsured Cost: $805 - $1,085
  • Medicare Cost: $128 - $319

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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.