We found 52 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near New Port Richey, FL.

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Dr. Louis Ian Astra, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
8607 Easthaven Court; Suite 107
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Louis Astra is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Astra include stent placement (stenting), lung cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. Dr. Astra speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, endovascular surgery

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Stent Placement, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Diabetes, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
8109 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Latorre's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and acne. The average patient rating for Dr. Latorre is 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. Latorre honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Latorre attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Latorre's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Brow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 57
  • Charge (avg.): $549 - $11,181
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $336 - $3,305
Dr. Farhan Naveed Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2040 Short Avenue; Suite 100
Odessa, FL
 

Dr. Farhan Siddiqi is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Odessa, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Siddiqi's areas of expertise include back pain, scoliosis, and cancer. He is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Siddiqi attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Siddiqi has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Laser Treatment, Spine Problems, Cancer, Spine Surgery Procedures, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $22,215 - $22,244
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $7,735 - $7,784
Dr. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5243 Hanff Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Mirabello's clinical interests: microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Mirabello is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 267
  • Charge (avg.): $2,271 - $4,111
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
Dr. Peter David Candelora, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5145 Deer Park Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Peter Candelora is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Candelora's clinical interests: knee problems, total shoulder replacement, and pain. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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 Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Candelora speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Ankle Fracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Morales Morales, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2040 Short Avenue
Odessa, FL
 

Dr. Victor Hayes' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hayes include back pain, scoliosis, and cancer. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Hayes is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Laser Treatment, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $22,215
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $7,784
Dr. Alene Jean Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9332 State Road; 54 Ste 400
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Alene Wright is a specialist in general surgery. She works in Trinity, FL and Brooksville, FL. Dr. Wright's areas of expertise include amputation, breast biopsy, and laparoscopic hernia repair. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Dr. Wright speaks German. She is professionally affiliated with Oak Hill Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Abdominal Problems, Excision, Mastectomy, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Whiddon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4443 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Sarasota, FL, Tampa, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warnick include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Warnick attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Carillon Surgery Center, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and All Children's Hospital. Dr. Warnick's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Jennifer C Swaringen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Swaringen's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Swaringen's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Swaringen studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Swaringen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Swaringen is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy

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

Dr. Aziz Abdulaziz Muhsin Alkhafaji, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 109
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Aziz Al'kafaji is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Al'kafaji's clinical interests: breast biopsy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and thyroid surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Al'kafaji is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colon surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Mastectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lynne Cook, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Cook is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cook's areas of expertise include knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity) and Medical Center of Trinity. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Cook attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cook 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Yaser Sedrak Bassel, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Yaser Bassel is an urologist in Palm Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Bassel is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bassel takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bassel is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cystocele, Cryosurgery, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Dwayne Felix Ledesma, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
8141 Bellarus Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Ledesma's clinical interests: carotid artery stenting, crohn's disease, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Ledesma accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Anthony Hanff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Hanff is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Hanff is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Hanff accepts 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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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert Lewis Smith Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
9332 State Road 54; Suite 202
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Robert Smith's medical specialty is general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include cone biopsy, incontinence, and endometrial ablation. On average, patients gave Dr. Smith a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Smith's medical residency was performed at Mercy Hospital. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), robotic surgery

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Incontinence, Cesarean Section, Endometrial Ablation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $271
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $231

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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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