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 works as a vascular surgeon and thoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: lung surgery, varicose veins, and aneurysm. He 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. Dr. Astra studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Astra is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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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 is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Latorre include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include the University Community Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Florida Medical Clinic. 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. Dr. Latorre studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Latorre trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Latorre speaks Spanish.

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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Odessa, FL. Dr. Siddiqi's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, scoliosis, and neck pain. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Siddiqi performed his residency 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $22,215 - $22,244
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $7,735 - $7,784
Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. Dr. Whiddon has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whiddon accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Steven Mirabello is an orthopedist. Patient ratings for Dr. Mirabello average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mirabello include microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Mirabello 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. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Mirabello is affiliated with 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 267
  • Charge (avg.): $2,271 - $4,111
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
Dr. Victor Morales Morales, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2040 Short Avenue
Odessa, FL
 

Dr. Victor Hayes practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Odessa, FL and Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Hayes include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Dr. Hayes has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North.

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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 specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Roth attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him 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.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colon surgery

All 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 general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ledesma trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Ledesma 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: , 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Candelora at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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

Dr. Drew Warnick sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warnick include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. 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. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Warnick's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Alene Jean Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9332 State Road 54; Suite 400
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Alene Wright works as a general surgeon. She obtained her medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Her clinical interests encompass breast surgery. Dr. Wright 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: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Cook practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cook 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. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Cook completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cook is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Stephen Hanff's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hanff's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Hanff attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. 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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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swaringen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and joint injections. Dr. Swaringen is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patients gave Dr. Swaringen an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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 surgery

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

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

Dr. Yaser Bassel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), shock wave lithotripsy, 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. Bassel accepts. Dr. Bassel attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bassel speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Bladder Cancer, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arleigh Ilao Ancheta, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8145 Cerebellum Way; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Arleigh Ancheta works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Ancheta is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ancheta completed residency programs at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center and Beaumont Hospitals. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ancheta 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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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, ... (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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