Bay Surgical Specialists

Surgeons located in St. Petersburg, FL

About Practice

The surgeons and staff at Bay Surgical Specialists help patients from across the Tampa Bay area reach better health through surgical procedures including traditional and minimally invasive treatments for a variety of conditions. The surgeons are each fellowship trained in their specialty and are dedicated to providing the best treatment available. The practice has two offices, conveniently located in St. Petersburg and South Pasadena, FL.

Some of the treatments and surgeries available at Bay Surgical Specialists include:

  • Endoscopic treatments for arterial occlusion (blockages), aneurysms, diabetic venous issues, varicose veins, peripheral arterial disease
  • Advanced Laparoscopic treatments of hernias, gall bladder disease, esophageal disorders, pancreatic disorders,  gastrointestinal reflux disease, and diseases of the colon and rectum
  • Surgical oncological treatments cancer including Whipple procedure for pancreatic cancer
  • Bariatric surgeries including gastric sleeves and gastric bypass, all of which can be performed laparoscopically

Dr. Collins received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and served his internship and residency in general surgery at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Collins is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Pinellas County Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, and the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Huguet earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He served his internship and residency in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Huguet also completed a post-graduate fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine where he took advanced training in laparoscopic surgery techniques including bariatric surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgical Congress, Florida Medical Association and Pinellas County Medical Association.

Dr. Rossidis earned his medical degree at Semmelweis University, graduating as valedictorian. He served his internship at the Mayo Clinic and his residency at the University of Florida where he also led his peers as Administrative Chief Resident. Dr. Rossidis also completed a post-graduate fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Rossidis is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and the Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Almond earned his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine and served his residency at the University of Michigan. Dr. Almond also completed a fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is board certified in both General and Vascular surgery. Dr. Almond is a member of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the Society of Vascular Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the Florida Medical Association and the Pinellas County Medical Association.

New patients are welcome. Bay Surgical Specialists accepts most major forms of insurance and offer financing through CareCredit for bariatric procedures.

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Bay Surgical Specialists

The surgeons and staff at Bay Surgical Specialists help patients from across the Tampa Bay area reach better health through surgical procedures including traditional and minimally invasive treatments for a variety of conditions. The surgeons are each fellowship trained in their specialty and are dedicated to providing the best treatment available. The practice has two offices, conveniently located in St. Petersburg and South Pasadena, FL.

Some of the treatments and surgeries available at Bay Surgical Specialists include:

Dr. Collins received his medical degree from the University of South Florida and served his internship and residency in general surgery at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Collins is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Pinellas County Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, and the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Huguet earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He served his internship and residency in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Huguet also completed a post-graduate fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine where he took advanced training in laparoscopic surgery techniques including bariatric surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgical Congress, Florida Medical Association and Pinellas County Medical Association.

Dr. Rossidis earned his medical degree at Semmelweis University, graduating as valedictorian. He served his internship at the Mayo Clinic and his residency at the University of Florida where he also led his peers as Administrative Chief Resident. Dr. Rossidis also completed a post-graduate fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Rossidis is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and the Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Almond earned his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine and served his residency at the University of Michigan. Dr. Almond also completed a fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is board certified in both General and Vascular surgery. Dr. Almond is a member of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, the Society of Vascular Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the Florida Medical Association and the Pinellas County Medical Association.

New patients are welcome. Bay Surgical Specialists accepts most major forms of insurance and offer financing through CareCredit for bariatric procedures.


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Jennifer Gill, NP-C

Jennifer was born and raised in Ohio. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing degree from the University of Toledo in 2005. She began a career as a perioperative room nurse.  Jennifer moved to Saint Petersburg, FL in 2007 continuing her nursing career in the operating room. She decided to further her education by completing a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree at University of South Florida in 2011 and a Masters of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care at the University of South Florida in 2014. 

Jennifer joined Bay Surgical Specialists in 2014, where she works with Dr. Collins.Jennifer is CNOR certified and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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Jennifer M. Broderick, PA-C, MPH, MSPT

Jennifer is from Massachusetts.  She started her medical career as a Physical Therapist, receiving her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy in January of 1998 and Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies in May of 1996 Summa Cum Laude from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.  After 3 years as a physical therapist, she discovered her true calling was to have more involvement in the medical care of patients. Graduating with a Master of Public Health degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies in August of 2003 from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Jennifer has been in practice with Dr. Collins since 2003.  She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Association of Physician Assistants.

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Jenna Tew, PA-C

Jenna was born and raised in Tampa, FL. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Florida State University in 2006, graduating Cum Laude with a major in Psychology and minor in Chemistry.

She then went on to complete her Master of Medical Science degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Myers, Florida in 2011.


Jenna began her Physician Assistant career at Moffitt Cancer Center in the Department of Bone Marrow Transplant. Her work there focused on the treatment of Patients with blood diseases, the majority being Leukemia and Lymphoma. She joined the Bay Surgical Specialists team in 2011 where she now works with Dr. Huguet in General Surgery. She is a member of FAPA and AAP

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Marisol Schultheis, PA-C

Marisol was born in Mexico but has lived most of her life in Florida. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from New College of Florida in 2010.

In June 2014, Marisol earned her Master of Physician Assistant studies from the University of Florida.

Marisol joined the Bay Surgical Specialists team in August 2014, where she works with Dr. Almond. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.

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Insurances Accepted

This is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
AmeriGroup
Assurant Health
Averde
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Medicaid
Medicare
Preferred Care Partners
Tricare
UnitedHealthcare
Wellcare