We found 13 providers matching laparoscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Susan Lee Marcelli, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Susan Marcelli's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Marcelli an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lourdes Santiago is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. Dr. Santiago is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Santiago's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Kyriaki Saravanos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Karen Saravanos specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Saravanos include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Saravanos's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Saravanos attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1258 West Bay Drive; Suite E, Advanced Surgical Associates of West Floor
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Largo, FL and Dunedin, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gordon attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Ottawa Hospital for residency. Dr. Gordon's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Biopsy, Bowel Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,092
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Hector Alejandro Arango, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1005 Pinellas Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Hector Arango is a gynecologic oncologist in Clearwater, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: chemotherapy, endometrial biopsy, and hysteroscopy. Dr. Arango is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Arango attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Arango has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Laser Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,800
  • Medicare Cost: $1,102
Dr. Richard Franklin Fansler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
12955 Seminole Boulevard
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Fansler's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Largo, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Fansler is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fansler's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Fansler is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Abdominal Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm, Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $675
Dr. Richard Rodriguez, MPH, MD, DO
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery
1106 Druid Road South; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Rodriguez's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and general surgery. He practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Rodriguez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, Colon Surgery, Wounds, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,381
  • Medicare Cost: $678
Dr. Sebastian M Tas, DO
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Wound Care
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite E
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sebastian Tas works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tas's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Stanley Barkley, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Craig Barkley's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and incontinence. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barkley takes. Dr. Barkley graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Barkley's medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Cancer, Bladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael E Nerney, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1551 W Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Michael Nerney specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Nerney accepts 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 Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Nerney's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,431
  • Medicare Cost: $723
Dr. Mitchell Scott Klavans, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 206
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mitchell Klavans' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klavans include bladder cancer, sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. Dr. Klavans 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. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Klavans completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Benign ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt Victore Erickson, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Other
1106 Druid Road S; Sute 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Erickson's area of specialization is surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Erickson is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and work injuries. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Erickson trained at Palmetto Health Richland. Dr. Erickson is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Biopsy, Work Injuries, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,054 - $1,381
  • Medicare Cost: $444 - $696
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Specializes in Surgery
601 Main Street
Dunedin, FL
 

Ms. Tayla Kavanaugh works as a surgeon in Dunedin, FL. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $800
  • Medicare Cost: $112

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What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a kind of minimally invasive surgery using a thin, narrow tube called a laparoscope. Usually performed on the abdomen or the pelvic region, the surgeon makes a few very small incisions instead of one large one.

During the procedure, the surgeon inserts the laparoscope, which contains a light and camera that allows the surgeon to see what is happening inside the body. Then tiny tools are placed through the small openings and used to perform the surgery.

The most common laparoscopic surgery is gallbladder removal, but laparoscopic surgery may also be used for the removal of a kidney or appendix, to treat certain cysts and tumors, for bariatric surgery, for some GERD treatments, or for hernia repairs, among others.

Because laparoscopic surgery only uses a few tiny incisions, the scars are minimal and recovery is easier than with open surgery.