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Foster Bryan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Foster Bryan works as a family medicine practitioner, general surgeon, and chest surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. Dr. Bryan is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bryan takes. Dr. Bryan studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Michael Defrain, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiology
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Defrain is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Defrain studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Defrain completed residency programs at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defrain takes. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and whipple procedure. Dr. Huguet's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Huguet is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical interests: Whipple Procedure, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Sleeve ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ignacio Duarte's specialties are general surgery, cardiology (heart disease), and cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Duarte attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duarte speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and The Heart Institute at Northside Hospital Campus.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Bradley Bufkin's areas of specialization are general surgery, cardiology (heart disease), and cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. Dr. Bufkin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Internal Medicine
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Charles Bailey is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Bailey's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise include the following: bypass surgery, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bailey takes. Dr. Bailey is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement, Stent ... (Read more)

John Clarke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 330
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Clarke works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Clarke average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clarke's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clarke takes. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Clarke performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Clarke (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical interests: Lymphadenectomy, Colectomy, Colostomy, Partial Mastectomy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul M Colombani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Other
601 5th Street South; Suite 306
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Colombani's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Colombani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Colombani has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Transplant Procedures, Kidney Transplant, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Cancer

Dr. Steven Martin Levine, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Levine is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer surgery, heart problems, and gallbladder problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine accepts. Dr. Levine studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Boston Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua David Rovin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 402
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Rovin's areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rovin include minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and pacemaker. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Rovin attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Rovin honors 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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Clinical interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Abdominal Surgery, Lung Resection, Pacemaker, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Kay Marie Shawchuck, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3055 5th Avenue N; Suite B
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kay Shawchuck's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Shawchuck graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery. She 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

Dr. Brett Anthony Almond, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
960 7th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brett Almond works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Almond include amputation, aortic disease, and carotid artery stenting. Dr. Almond is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Almond trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He honors 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: Vascular Bypass, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Vascular Studies, Aortic Disease, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Steven Collins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
960 7th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Collins is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include heart problems, carotid artery stenting, and esophageal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Collins is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collins takes. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Hemorrhoid Banding, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hugh M Van Gelder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
603 7th Street S; Suite 101
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hugh Vangelder sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Shands at the University of Florida and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Vangelder attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Dr. Freddie L McRae, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
603 7th Street South; Suite 520
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Freddie McRae specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. Dr. McRae has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Medical College of Georgia for medical school, Dr. McRae completed his residency training at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Vascular Problems, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
625 6th Avenue South; Suite 125
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Hirsch is a medical specialist in general surgery and trauma surgery. Dr. Hirsch's areas of expertise include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital and Physicians Surgery Center. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Varicose Veins, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Lumpectomy, ... (Read more)

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.
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