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We found 4 vascular surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Venice, FL.

Dr. Steven Vincent Curiale, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Steven Curiale works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and residency at National Naval Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Curiale honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
436 Nokomis Avenue, S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Bryan Smith is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Venice, FL. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Smith obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
436 Nokomis Avenue, S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Issam Halaby is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Venice, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Halaby average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Halaby completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
436 Nokomis Avenue, S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Wadi Gomero-Cure is a Venice, FL physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. He honors 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 the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Gomero-Cure is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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What is Vascular Surgery?

Vascular surgeons provide both medical and surgical care for the blood vessels of the body. This includes arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymph vessels, but not usually the heart or large vessels immediately surrounding the heart -- those are cared for by cardiologists or cardiothoracic surgeons.

Some of the blood vessel disorders that might require treatment by a vascular surgeon include:
  • Aneurysms
  • Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous thrombosis, or clots in the veins
  • Peripheral arterial disease, where narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the legs
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries leading to the brain

Vascular surgery is an unusual surgical specialty because it offers medical care, testing, and non-invasive procedures, as well as complete surgical care. So depending on the diagnosis, a vascular surgeon may offer care or treatment that is non-invasive (such as imaging, diet, or exercise), minimally invasive (such as catheter procedures), or traditional surgery.

When vascular disease disrupts oxygen and nutrients from being delivered efficiently within the body, a vascular surgeon can help restore the flow of health.