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Dr. Tuan Hoai Pham, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3253 North Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Tuan Pham specializes in pediatric surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. Dr. Pham honors 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 the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Pham's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Circumcision, Cancer, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
646 Virginia Avenue; 4th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Gordon attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa for residency. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and biopsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Appendectomy, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,092
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr. Louis Ian Astra, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1501 South Pinellas Avenue; Suite T
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Louis Astra's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include stent placement (stenting), lung cancer, and esophageal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Astra attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for his residency. Dr. Astra is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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. Richard Jeffery Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Other, Thoracic Surgery
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 301
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Rick Schmidt practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Schmidt has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Schmidt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Broadgreen Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Schmidt attended Emory University School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Thyroid Problems, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,558
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $693
Dr. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Mirabello's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 267
  • Charge (avg.): $2,271 - $4,111
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
Dr. Gordon H Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2924 Bethany Place
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Zuerndorfer's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuerndorfer include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. He 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 Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 409
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Whiddon attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whiddon include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Whiddon 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. Whiddon's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin 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
3850 Tampa Road
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Warnick's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Warnick's professional affiliations include Carillon Surgery Center, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and All Children's Hospital. He 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. Samuel Abraham Joseph Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1800 Mease Drive
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Joseph is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Joseph attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. Dr. Joseph's areas of expertise include scoliosis, back pain, and lumbar laminectomy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Joseph 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Todd Roth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 201
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Robert Roth's medical specialty is general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roth include thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Roth's training includes residency programs at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Roth is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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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. Jennifer C Swaringen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 409
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Swaringen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Swaringen include knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Swaringen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Swaringen attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin 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. Mark D Torke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Mark Torke is a Palm Harbor, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and trigger point injections. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Torke studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Torke's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). His average rating from his patients is 2.0 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. Dr. Torke welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,560 - $5,132
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $539 - $1,130
Dr. Yaser Sedrak Bassel, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Yaser Bassel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Bassel include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Bassel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He 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. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Specializes in Urology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 300
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. James Zachary's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Zachary has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones and urinary tract infection (UTI). He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Zachary 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 Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zachary completed residency programs at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Stones, Urinary Tract Infection

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $1,216 - $1,489
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $695 - $834
Dr. Arif Amir Alidina, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3190 North Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Arif Alidina is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Alidina attended West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $606
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $344

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
559 Austin Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Messer's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include trigger point injections, cervical (neck) spine problems, and lumbar fusion. Dr. Messer is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Messer obtained his medical school training at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $6,594
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $817

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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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