We found 39 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 practices vascular surgery and thoracic surgery in New Port Richey, FL and Tarpon Springs, FL. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung surgery, varicose veins, and aneurysm. Dr. Astra honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Astra is conversant in 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, Lung Problems, Angiogram, Stent, Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Randall Latorre's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Tampa, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Trinity, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Latorre is affiliated with the University Community Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Community Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Latorre completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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.

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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. 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. Dr. Wright obtained her medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast surgery. She 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: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

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

Dr. Farhan Siddiqi sees patients in Odessa, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in back pain, scoliosis, and neck pain. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Siddiqi attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqi takes.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain

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

Dr. Peter Candelora's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Candelora attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Candelora average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Candelora accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Victor Hayes is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Odessa, FL and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Hayes attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, 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, 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. Robert Todd Roth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
2102 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Robert Roth, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Roth's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Roth honors 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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Clinical Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $941 - $1,433
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $408 - $625
Dr. Dwayne Felix Ledesma, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
8141 Bellarus Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Ledesma accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ledesma attended medical school at 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. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5221 Hanff Lane
New Port Richie, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello is an orthopedic surgeon in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richie, FL. Dr. Mirabello's clinical interests include microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Mirabello is rated 4.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Jennifer Cherise 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swaringen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and joint injections. Dr. Swaringen is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for her residency. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Swaringen 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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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Chen-Sien Hu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3633 Little Road; Suite 104
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Chen-Sien Hu's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Hu attended Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 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.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Melanoma, Thyroid Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Cook's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cook 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 performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Cook attended Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. David Jerome Dipiazza, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Dipiazza works as an urologist in New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dipiazza include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. Dr. Dipiazza's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at the University Medical Center at Princeton and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), robotic surgery

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cryosurgery, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Transurethral ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,196
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $686
Dr. Stephen Anthony Hanff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Hanff's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanff honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Hanff attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin 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. Rupa Dilipkumar Patel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 215
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Rupa Patel sees patients in Trinity, FL and Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Patel trained at Franklin Square Hospital Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include robotic surgery. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. George Dimitrios Giannakopoulos, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
11425 Us Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. George Giannakopoulos' area of specialization is neurosurgery. Before completing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Giannakopoulos attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His clinical interests include back pain, neck pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Giannakopoulos's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, Physical Therapy Treatment, Spinal Stenosis, Back Pain, Minimally ... (Read more)

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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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