We found 83 providers matching biopsy and who accept WellPoint near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Gerald Louis Andriole Jr., MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gerald Andriole is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Andriole's areas of expertise include prostate cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Andriole is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Cancer, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Penile Disorders, Prostate ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $600 - $648
  • Medicare Cost: $135 - $213
Dr. Robert Lee Grubb III, Jr., MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
660 S Euclid Avenue; Department of Neurosurgery, Cb, Box 8057
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Grubb's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney problems, and prostate cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grubb obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Grubb's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Kidney Problems, Bladder Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Penile Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $2,245
  • Medicare Cost: $61 - $415
Dr. Rebecca L Aft, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Rebecca Aft is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aft's clinical interests include breast surgery, breast cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aft honors. She obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In addition to English, Dr. Aft speaks Hebrew. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Endocrine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $650 - $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $152 - $435
Dr. Brent W Miller, MD
Specializes in Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Nephrology
2610 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Brent Miller's medical specialty is adult transplant hepatology and adult nephrology. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Miller's clinical interests include kidney problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Exercise Physiology, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Transplant Procedures, Peritoneal Dialysis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $796
  • Medicare Cost: $143
Dr. Robert Sherburne Figenshau, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Urology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Figenshau's specialties are urologic oncology, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric urology. Dr. Figenshau is especially interested in bladder cancer and minimally invasive surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Figenshau attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Bladder Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $600
  • Medicare Cost: $213
Dr. Varun Puri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Varun Puri, who practices in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Puri is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Puri attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Barrett's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,450
  • Medicare Cost: $199
Dr. George Alexander Patterson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. G. Patterson is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patterson include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. Dr. Patterson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. Dr. Patterson's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $956
  • Medicare Cost: $125
Dr. David William Windus, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4205 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Windus is an adult nephrology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Windus focuses on kidney problems. Dr. Windus accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Windus attended Creighton University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Kidney Problems, Renal Biopsy, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie A Margenthaler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Julie Margenthaler is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Margenthaler's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in breast surgery and breast cancer. She is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Margenthaler accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Relevant Interests: , sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400 - $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $242 - $432
Dr. Albert Craig Lockhart, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. A. Lockhart is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. In his practice, Dr. Lockhart focuses on gastrointestinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Siteman Cancer Center, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lockhart's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lockhart accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Small ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $29 - $515
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $159
Dr. Jeffrey Steven Crippin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Crippin sees patients in Creve Coeur, MO, Saint Louis, MO, and Cape Girardeau, MO. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He has a special interest in liver transplant. Dr. Crippin is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cirrhosis, Hepatitis, Liver Transplant

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $632
  • Medicare Cost: $103
Dr. Maria Quintos Baggstrom, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; 7th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Maria Baggstrom's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She has a special interest in esophageal cancer, throat cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Baggstrom takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Throat Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $29 - $518
  • Medicare Cost: $12 - $155
Dr. Ramsey Raymond Hachem, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ramsey Hachem specializes in adult critical care, adult transplant hepatology, and adult pulmonology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant and lung problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hachem attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Hachem's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Transplant, Lung Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $945
  • Medicare Cost: $186
Dr. Joseph Lewis Kenzora, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Joseph Kenzora is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He has a special interest in cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kenzora honors. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kenzora completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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Clinical Interests: Transplant Procedures, Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,089
  • Medicare Cost: $216
Dr. Roger David Yusen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4921 Parkview Place; 8th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Roger Yusen is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yusen include lung transplant, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Yusen is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Transplant Procedures, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Lung Volume ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $945
  • Medicare Cost: $171
Dr. Dewitte Talmadge Cross III, MD
Specializes in Interventional Neuroradiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Dewitte Cross' specialties are interventional neuroradiology and vascular & interventional radiology. His areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, stroke, and carotid artery disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Cross attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Cross is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Sclerotherapy, Stent Placement, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Arteriovenous ... (Read more)

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What is a Biopsy?

A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove a small sample of cells for testing. The cells are examined in a laboratory to check for disease, or sometimes to see how badly a known disease is affecting them. Biopsy can be performed on any part of the body.

Although biopsy is most often associated with cancer, it can also be used to check for other diseases, such as infections. A biopsy sample can be scraped, cut, collected with a needle, taken with a machine that punches out a tiny piece, or removed with the tiny tools in an endoscope.

In most cases, a biopsy is a simple outpatient procedure. Depending on your procedure, you may need to stop taking certain medications beforehand, such as blood thinners. Be certain to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, as certain biopsies require the use of x-rays to guide the needle to the right location. There is usually very little pain associated with a biopsy. You will have to wait a few days to hear the results.