We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Premier near 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. 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. 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. 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)

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 is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Hu attended Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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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. Hugo Lazaro Perez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8605 Easthaven Court; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Perez specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez include herpes, high risk pregnancy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Perez is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Perez takes 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, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Bleeding, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph R Steiniger, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11031 Us Highway 19; Building 1
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Steiniger, who practices in Port Richey, FL and Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Steiniger include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Steiniger attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Steiniger's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He 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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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: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $612 - $642
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $354 - $363
Dr. Robert Lewis Smith Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
9332 State Road 54; Suite 202
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Robert Smith's specialty is general gynecology. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Smith performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Smith is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Incontinence, Cesarean Section, Cone Biopsy, Endometrial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $271
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $231
Dr. Aziz Abdulaziz Muhsin Alkhafaji, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 109
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Aziz Alkhafaji is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in New Port Richey, FL. Before completing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Alkhafaji attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and thyroid surgery. Dr. Alkhafaji 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 BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colon surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Mastectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Sean Mallon, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
11031 Us Hwy 19; Suite 104
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Mallon is a pediatric otolaryngologist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mallon completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mallon is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Dizziness, Bronchoscopy, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan D Camp, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6633 Forest Avenue; Suite 300
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Alan Camp practices adult cardiology. Dr. Camp's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, mitral valve prolapse, and carotid artery disease. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. John's Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Camp's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular stent grafting

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (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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