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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 specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Astra include 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. In addition to English, 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
1846 Cerebullum Way; Suite 101
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Latorre include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. The average patient rating for Dr. Latorre is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Latorre attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. In addition to English, 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Odessa, FL and Tampa, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, scoliosis, and neck pain. Patient reviews placed Dr. Siddiqi at an average of 3.5 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 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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 sees patients in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Ledesma performed 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at Maryland General Hospital, Dr. Lin attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include the following: 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 accepts. 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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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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 is an orthopedist in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Candelora's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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. Dr. Candelora completed his residency training 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. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5221 Hanff Lane
New Port Richie, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello is an orthopedist in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richie, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Mirabello's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin 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. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Karp include vasectomy. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Karp has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karp honors.

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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 is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Hu is 3.5 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.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. George Giannakopoulos works as a neurosurgeon in Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, neck pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Giannakopoulos average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Giannakopoulos is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His training includes a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Hugo Perez is a general OB/GYN. 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. Dr. Perez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Perez attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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 general obstetrician and gynecologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ancheta is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. After attending Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center and Beaumont Hospitals. His average patient rating is 3.5 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 hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. Kevin Palmer practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Brooksville, FL, Spring Hill, FL, and Hudson, FL. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Palmer has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,559 - $1,582
  • Medicare Cost: $686 - $758
Dr. Hemant Nathubhai Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Shah's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College and residency at Lutheran Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Diabetes, Abscess ... (Read more)

Dr. James Stephen Barna, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11031 Us; 19 Suite 104
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. James Barna's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In his practice, Dr. Barna focuses on sleep apnea. Dr. Barna's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barna accepts. Dr. Barna attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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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.