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Dr. George S Kardashian, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7544 Jacque Road
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. George Kardashian is a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Kardashian's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee ligament injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kardashian speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Oak Hill Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard J Katz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14153 Yosemite Drive; Suite 103
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Richard Katz practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Katz's clinical interests include knee replacement, carpal tunnel surgery, and knee ligament injury. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz honors. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Katz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Katz is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $3,095 - $3,635
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $91 - $495
Dr. Luis R Annoni-Suau, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 310
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Luis Annoni-Suau is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Annoni-Suau's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Annoni-Suau focuses on arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 70
  • Charge (avg.): $980 - $1,920
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487 - $950
Dr. Steven P Nadler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7544 Jacque Road
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Steven Nadler specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Nadler's areas of expertise include knee arthroscopy, ACL injury, and shoulder arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Nadler's training includes a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Edward Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7315 Hudson Avenue
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Jones specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Jones accepts 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 Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemant N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah sees patients in Holiday, FL, Port Richey, FL, and Hudson, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include heart problems, depression, and ambulatory phlebectomy. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Government Medical College and then he performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirill F Ilalov, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7544 Jacque Road
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Kirill Ilalov works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Ilalov's areas of expertise include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph R Steiniger, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11031 Us Highway 19; Building 1
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Steiniger's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Steiniger is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. 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. Dr. Steiniger attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $612 - $642
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $354 - $363
Dr. Kenneth H Yamamura, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 310
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Yamamura's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Yamamura graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yamamura include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yamamura honors. Dr. Yamamura is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $980 - $1,922
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487 - $917
Dr. Jared P Salinsky, MD, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7544 Jacque Road
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Jared Salinsky, who practices in Hudson, FL and Brooksville, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Salinsky highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder problems, and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. 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. Salinsky is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Salinsky trained at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $930 - $3,290
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $429
Dr. Arthur L Verga, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
7543 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Verga's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Before completing his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital, Dr. Verga attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verga include bypass surgery, esophageal surgery, and hemorrhoid banding. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Verga honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr. Renuka D Ramappa, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Gynecology
12134 Cobblestone Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Renuka Ramappa works as a gynecologist and legal medicine specialist in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Ramappa (or staff) speaks Kannada and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: cysts, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and moles. She is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. She is a graduate of Mysore Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Ramappa completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 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. Ramappa accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Postpartum Issues, Family Planning, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Skin Lesions, Moles, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
13910 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 120
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Gaither Davis practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Davis is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $622 - $646
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $323 - $344

Specializes in Urology
13906 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 320
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alagna is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Hudson, FL. Dr. Alagna honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 65
  • Charge (avg.): $938 - $961
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $156 - $655

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.
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