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We found 33 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Amerigroup near Pinellas Park, FL.

Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Huguet's areas of expertise include colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Huguet is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,700 - $2,558
  • Medicare Cost: $513 - $1,422
Dr. Tiffany Michelle Jessee, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
900 Carillon Parkway; Ste 401; Street
Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Tiffany Jessee is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Jessee's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Jessee completed a residency program at Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Obesity, Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,928 - $5,000
  • Medicare Cost: $985 - $1,643
Dr. Harold Matthew Couch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4801 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Couch's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and pressure ulcers (bedsores). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. 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. Couch graduated from Flinders University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Couch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Thai.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Wayne Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sharf is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Sharf is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. 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: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Strains, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Emanuel Liwanag Javate, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive No; Suite 200-a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Emanuel Javate's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Javate is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Javate attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Herrick's clinical interests: foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. 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. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Herrick attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,153
  • Medicare Cost: $487
Dr. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta is a medical specialist in general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Acosta is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Acosta include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Acosta is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts 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 New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Acosta trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Blood Tests, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Shalin Satish Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5398 Park Street N; Bay Area Heart Center
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Shalin Shah's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. His areas of clinical interest consist of ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $544 - $1,050
  • Medicare Cost: $463 - $913
Dr. Rafat Saad Nashed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104 North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rafat Nashed works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Nashed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in total joint replacement. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nashed is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Knee Sprain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilfredo Lorenzo, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Wilfredo Lorenzo is a specialist in general gynecology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lorenzo include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lorenzo attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at San Juan Municipal Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Penello, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12416 66th Street; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Penello is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Penello include hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Penello's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is conversant in Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon Transfer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Ramon C. Wassmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200, The Heart & Vascular Institute of Fl So
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Peter Wassmer is an adult cardiologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Wassmer include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). 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. Dr. Wassmer attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael for residency. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Angiogram, Arrhythmias, Elective Cardioversion, Electrocardiogram, Permanent Pacemaker ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,097
  • Medicare Cost: $543
Dr. Ralph Angelo De Matteis, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2191 9th Avenue North; Suite 110
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Dematteis is an undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. His clinical interests include esophageal varices, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and inguinal hernia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Dematteis attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Dematteis's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Anthony Tirone, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
8839 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 310
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Tirone works as a general surgeon in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in cancer, breast surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Tirone is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Tirone's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Crohn's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $570 - $1,319
  • Medicare Cost: $203 - $646
Dr. Ahmad Reza Reza Nematbakhsh, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street N; Suite 104
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ahmadreza Nematbakhsh is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nematbakhsh honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Kyphoplasty, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Meenakshi Jain, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3275 66th Street N; Suite 7-8
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Meenakshi Jain's specialty is general gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include incontinence, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Jain 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. Before performing her residency at Rochester General Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical Center, Dr. Jain attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy, da Vinci surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (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.