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We found 42 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's specialties are vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Astra's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, lung surgery, and varicose veins. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Astra's residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is in-network 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: , 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. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1846 Cerebellum Way; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Tampa, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Trinity, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. Dr. Latorre's clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. The average patient rating for Dr. Latorre is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Ledesma takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ledesma's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College 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. 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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and joint injections. Dr. Swaringen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Swaringen is 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. Huang-Ta Ta Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5307 Main Street; #102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Huang Lin works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Taiwanese, German, and French. Dr. Lin's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine and a graduate of Maryland General Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin accepts.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wright include breast surgery. Dr. Wright takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then she performed her 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. Farhan Naveed Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2040 Short Avenue; Suite 100
Odessa, FL
 

Dr. Farhan Siddiqi, who practices in Odessa, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Siddiqi's clinical interests include back pain, scoliosis, and neck pain. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Siddiqi trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $22,215 - $22,244
  • Medicare Cost: $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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in New Port Richey, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Candelora attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Candelora 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richie, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Mirabello is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mirabello 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: , 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. 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. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hayes has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Hayes attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school.

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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. Robert Todd Roth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
2102 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Robert Roth sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Roth include thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth 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. His education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania. Dr. Roth's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. His areas of expertise include the following: sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). On average, patients gave Dr. Otheguy a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Otheguy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks 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. David Jerome Dipiazza, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Dipiazza's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Dipiazza include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dipiazza takes. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at the University Medical Center at Princeton and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Dipiazza is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,196
  • 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 urologist. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Karp focuses on vasectomy. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Dr. Karp is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Clinical Interests: Vasectomy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $764 - $1,335
  • Medicare Cost: $193 - $851
Dr. Jennifer Lynne Cook, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Cook practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with 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, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raul A Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2055 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Raul Jimenez's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among Dr. Jimenez's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. Dr. Jimenez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jimenez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For Dr. Jimenez's residency, Dr. Jimenez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Jimenez is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Flu Shot, Erythropoietin Test, Allergies, Contraception, Holter Monitoring, Estrogen Replacement ... (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.