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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's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Santiago a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include hemorrhoid banding, biopsy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santiago attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Santiago trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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)

Dr. Jayaprakash Karkala Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1417 South Belcher Road; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jayaprakash Kamath sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Mysore Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kamath completed a residency program at Helene Fuld Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Kamath's clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Kamath's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Indian Languages. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Hepatitis, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 440
  • Charge (avg.): $424 - $1,250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $207 - $555

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

Dr. Nirmala Sivaprakasapillai's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Before completing her residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Sivaprakasapillai attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sivaprakasapillai include X-rays. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sivaprakasapillai is conversant in 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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9555 Seminole Boulevard; Suite 201
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Heidi Goldberg's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Goldberg's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and BayCare Physician Partners. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at James J. Peters VA Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Goldberg attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Goldberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 480
  • Charge (avg.): $400 - $1,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $59 - $353
Dr. Satinderpal Singh Sondhi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite F-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Satinderpal Sondhi sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He is conversant in Punjabi. He is especially interested in hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Sondhi's professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and BayCare Physician Partners. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sondhi 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. Anmarie Easley Moore, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anmarie Moore's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include colposcopy, hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moore accepts. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Colposcopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 118
  • Charge (avg.): $761 - $1,357
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175 - $315
Dr. Steven Beljic, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 200
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Steven Beljic works as a gastroenterologist in Largo, FL. Dr. Beljic (or staff) speaks Spanish and Haitian Creole. His clinical interests include acupuncture treatment. Dr. Beljic is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and BayCare Physician Partners. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Beljic's training includes a residency program at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical Interests: Acupuncture Treatment

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 190
  • Charge (avg.): $695 - $1,092
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $30 - $315
Dr. Lisa R Armenta, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Luckey's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She 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 her residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Luckey attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Morton Plant Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $630 - $1,035
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $229 - $324
Dr. David Scott Borislow, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1260 S Dr Ml King Jr Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Borislow is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of colposcopy, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Borislow attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Borislow completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist in Clearwater, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal surgery, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Becker is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Becker completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Arthur L Berman, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 200
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Berman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Largo, FL. Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Haitian Creole. These areas are among Dr. Berman's clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman 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.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Patil include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patil takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patil's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks Marathi and Spanish. He is affiliated with 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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 S Myrtle Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gourisankar Degala is a gastroenterologist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Degala accepts 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 Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Degala attended Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. He is conversant in Telugu. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 119
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $210 - $324
Dr. Mihir Bhagwanji Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 South Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Patel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include hepatitis, colon problems, and colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and residency at St. John's Queen's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Desai 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. Desai is professionally affiliated with 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' specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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. Dr. Weiss's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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

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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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