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We found 43 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Louis Ian Astra, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
8607 Easthaven Court; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Louis Astra specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in New Port Richey, FL, Tarpon Springs, FL, and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Astra include minimally invasive surgery, lung surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Astra is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Astra speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Stent Placement, Aneurysm, Lung Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9332 State Road 54
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Gerzenshtein's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Gerzenshtein is 5.0 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. Gerzenshtein is conversant in Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Gerzenshtein welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1846 Cerebullum Way; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Latorre is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Latorre include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. 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 the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Latorre trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laser Surgery, Nose Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $549 - $11,181
  • Medicare Cost: $336 - $3,305
Dr. Dwayne Felix Ledesma, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
8141 Bellarus Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Ledesma's areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ledesma attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Peter David Candelora, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5145 Deer Park Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Peter Candelora is an orthopedist in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Candelora attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5221 Hanff Lane
New Port Richie, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His areas of expertise include microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mirabello at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mirabello's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin 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

  • Medicare Volume: 267
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,271 - $4,111
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
Dr. Jennifer Cherise Swaringen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Swaringen is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Trinity, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Swaringen's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and joint injections. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Swaringen's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Farhan Naveed Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2040 Short Avenue; Suite 100
Odessa, FL
 

Dr. Farhan Siddiqi's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Siddiqi studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical interests include back pain, scoliosis, and neck pain. Dr. Siddiqi's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $22,215 - $22,244
  • Medicare Cost: $7,735 - $7,784
Dr. Victor Morales Morales, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2040 Short Avenue
Odessa, FL
 

Dr. Victor Hayes is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hayes include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Dr. Hayes is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hayes completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $22,215
  • Medicare Cost: $7,784
Dr. Huang-Ta Ta Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5307 Main Street; #102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Huang Lin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Taiwanese, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. After completing medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin takes.

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Clinical Interests: Right Heart Catheterization, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $524
Dr. Alene Jean Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9332 State Road 54; Suite 400
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Alene Wright's medical specialty is general surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast surgery. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Abdominal Problems, Mastectomy, Hemorrhoids, Fine Needle Aspiration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leoncio Francisco Espiritu, MD
Specializes in Urology
5305 Gulf Drive; Suite 4
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Leon Espiritu specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Espiritu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School and the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, CT Scan, Male Infertility, Urinary Tract Infection, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $686
Dr. Robert Todd Roth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
2102 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Robert Roth is a general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Safety Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Roth's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. The average patient rating for Dr. Roth is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $941 - $1,433
  • Medicare Cost: $408 - $625
Dr. Juan Nicolas Otheguy, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2075 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Juan Otheguy is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Otheguy attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Otheguy include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Ultrasound, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,623
  • Medicare Cost: $686
Dr. Robert Lawrence Karp, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
129 South Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 200, Bay Area Urology
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Robert Karp is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. Dr. Karp's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in vasectomy. 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Vasectomy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $764 - $1,335
  • Medicare Cost: $193 - $851
Dr. Raul A Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2055 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Raul Jimenez's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Jimenez's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jimenez accepts. Dr. Jimenez obtained Dr. Jimenez's medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed Dr. Jimenez's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Jimenez is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Flu Shot, Contraception, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Arrhythmias, Erythropoietin Test, Allergies, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,017 - $1,923
  • Medicare Cost: $548 - $946

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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.