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Dr. Lourdes Teresa Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lourdes Santiago practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santiago include hemorrhoid banding, biopsy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Santiago honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Santiago attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hernia ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Nirmala Sivaprakasapillai's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sivaprakasapillai include X-rays. Dr. Sivaprakasapillai 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. She attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Sivaprakasapillai speaks Malayalam. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: X-Rays

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 226
  • Charge (avg.): $960 - $1,290
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $27 - $319
Dr. Satinderpal Singh Sondhi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite F-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Satinderpal Sondhi is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Clearwater, FL. He is conversant in Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Sondhi include hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and BayCare Physician Partners. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sondhi honors 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 following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Endoscopy, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 294
  • Charge (avg.): $813 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $30 - $324
Dr. David Scott Borislow, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1260 S Martin Luther King Jr Avenue; Suite E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Borislow sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Borislow attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in colposcopy, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borislow accepts. Dr. Borislow is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Colposcopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Constipation

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 197
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $200 - $313
Dr. David James Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Becker works as an adult gastroenterologist in Clearwater, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His areas of expertise consist of polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal surgery, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Becker takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Pancreatitis, Esophageal Surgery, Polypectomy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 139
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $222 - $324
Dr. Abhitabh A Patil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 South Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Abhitabh Patil specializes in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Patil a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patil takes. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Patil (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 109
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $179 - $310
Dr. Mihir Bhagwanji Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 South Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Patel works as a gastroenterologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis, colon problems, and colonoscopy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Chetan K Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 South Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Chetan Desai is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at St. John's Queen's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Government Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. Dr. Desai's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

Dr. L Michael Michael Weiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Weiss is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Clearwater, FL. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Weiss 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 141
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $182 - $324
Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 South Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Jacob's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jacob's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. 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. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Jacob attended Christian Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 170
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $171 - $324
Dr. Howard D Klein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Howard Klein practices adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Klein's areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Klein's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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Clinical Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 156
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $192 - $324
Dr. Umesh Choudhry, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 S Myrtle Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Umesh Choudhry specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Choudhry include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Choudhry is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Choudhry takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Choudhry (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Choudhry is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 249
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $202 - $304
Dr. Stanton P Tripodis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2461 Enterprise Road; Enterprise Ii Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Stanton Tripodis is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tripodis include colonoscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tripodis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Tripodis attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is conversant in Greek. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $735 - $831
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $269 - $324
Dr. Louis Aviles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1007 Jeffords Street; Suite 102
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Louis Aviles is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Aviles speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aviles include acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Aviles's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Acid Reflux

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 155
  • Charge (avg.): $423 - $1,411
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $226 - $324

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Gerrish's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Gerrish is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Bardmoor Surgery Center, Memorial Hospital of Tampa, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $750 - $900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $120 - $324
Dr. Robert T Roth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
646 Virginia Street; Suite 201
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Robert Roth's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Patient ratings for Dr. Roth average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roth include thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. 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. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, Dr. Roth completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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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.
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