We found 16 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
4410 W Boy Scout Boulevard; Suite 175
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerzenshtein is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gerzenshtein obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Shiraz Nmi Farooq, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
4809 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 240
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shiraz Farooq practices general surgery, colon & rectal surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Farooq honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Farooq is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Richard Lark Dicicco, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 160
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Dicicco is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Dicicco's clinical interests include revision arthroplasty (joint revision), gastric bypass surgery, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dicicco completed a residency program at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Dicicco accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Joint Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashley Shira Hodes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ashley Hodes' medical specialty is general surgery. Before completing her residency at New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Hodes attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, thyroid surgery, and adrenal disorders. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Hodes is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adenoma, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Scott Reintgen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Reintgen is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Reintgen performed Dr. Reintgen's residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Reintgen's clinical interests include breast cancer and melanoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reintgen honors. Dr. Reintgen has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Reintgen is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reintgen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Melanoma, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

Dr. Vic Velanovich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Vic Velanovich's specialty is general surgery. Before performing his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Velanovich attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. In Dr. Velanovich's practice, he is particularly interested in cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and endoscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Velanovich is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Endoscopy, Cancer Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Evan K Tummel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4213 N Gomez Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Evan Tummel's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast cancer surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tummel honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Tummel attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery
2a Columbia Drive; 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Albrink is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Albrink's areas of clinical interest consist of gallbladder problems and hernia surgery. He 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 medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Albrink trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hernia Surgery

Dr. Marie Catherine Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12902 Magnolia Drive Br - Prog
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marie Lee is a general surgeon in Tampa, FL. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Lee trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
602 South Audubon Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gilman Tyler is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Tyler's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, moles, and endocrine cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tyler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Tyler (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Vascular Bypass, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Vascular Studies, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Eric Sommers, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4007 N Taliaferro Avenue; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Keith Sommers works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sommers include robotic surgery. Dr. Sommers has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Sommers's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Lung Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. David S Mason, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4710 N. Habana; Suite 403
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Mason is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Mason's clinical interests include biopsy, thyroid surgery, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, St. Joseph Children's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mason accepts.

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Clinical interests: Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Mastectomy, Hemorrhoids, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 S Habana Avenue; Suite 160
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Wilfred Aguila's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients rated Dr. Aguila highly, giving him an average of 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. Aguila takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Aguila is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Dr. Obinna Uchenna Nwobi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1881 West Kennedy Boulevard; Suite A and B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Obinna Nwobi is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL, Lakeland, FL, and Tampa, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Nwobi's professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Dr. Carrie Ann Laituri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Carrie Laituri is a pediatric general surgery specialist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Laituri is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Memorial Health System.

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Dr. N Suzanne Lynn, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4321 N Macdill Avenue; Suite 203
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. N. Lynn's specialty is general surgery. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: biopsy, breast issues, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Lynn is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Lumpectomy, Biopsy, Mastectomy

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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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