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We found 25 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 is a vascular surgeon and thoracic surgeon in New Port Richey, FL and Tarpon Springs, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, lung surgery, and varicose veins. 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. Astra obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Astra speaks Spanish.

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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
8146 Cerebellum Way; #101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Latorre is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. 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 attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. Dr. Latorre 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. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Siddiqi's clinical interests include back pain, scoliosis, and neck pain. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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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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. Dwayne Felix Ledesma, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
8141 Bellarus Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ledesma attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. Huang-Ta Ta Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5307 Main Street; #102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Huang Lin's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors. He obtained his medical school training at National Taiwan University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Taiwanese, German, and French.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery. She is especially interested in breast surgery. Dr. Wright attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. 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, Abdominal Problems, Mastectomy, Hemorrhoids, Fine Needle Aspiration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter David Candelora, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5145 Deer Park Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Peter Candelora works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Candelora's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richie, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Mirabello average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Mirabello's clinical interests: microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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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. 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 urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Riverview, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include vasectomy. Dr. Karp is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karp's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency 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. 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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 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. Dr. Hu is a graduate of Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hu completed residency programs at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Melanoma, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hugo Perez sees patients in Clearwater, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Perez is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include herpes, high risk pregnancy, and endometrial biopsy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Perez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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. Arleigh Ilao Ancheta, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4419 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Arleigh Ancheta is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ancheta has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ancheta trained at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center and Beaumont Hospitals for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Endometrial Biopsy, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Dimitrios Giannakopoulos, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
11425 Us Highway 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. George Giannakopoulos specializes in neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, neck pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Giannakopoulos performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Giannakopoulos is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, Physical Therapy Treatment, Spinal Stenosis, Back Pain, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
7515 State Road 52; Suite 102
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Palmer's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Palmer's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,559 - $1,582
  • Medicare Cost: $686 - $758
Dr. James Stephen Barna, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11031 Us; 19 Suite 104
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. James Barna, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sleep apnea. Patients gave Dr. Barna an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Barna has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $587 - $606
  • Medicare Cost: $344 - $365
Dr. Aziz Abdulaziz Muhsin Alkhafaji, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 109
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Aziz Alkhafaji's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. After attending the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Alkhafaji's clinical interests include breast biopsy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and thyroid surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alkhafaji accepts. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,582
  • Medicare Cost: $758

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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.