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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 works as a pediatric surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pham include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham 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: , 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
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 401
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Largo, FL, Dunedin, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and biopsy. Dr. Gordon 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Dr. Gordon attended medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gordon's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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

Dr. Rick Schmidt is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmidt include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schmidt completed residency programs at Broadgreen Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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. Schmidt accepts.

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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. Ragab
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab's specialties are spine surgery, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Clearwater, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Ragab average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ragab graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. In addition to English, Dr. Ragab (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ragab's office for an appointment.

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Featured message: Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Mirabello's clinical interests: microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Mirabello is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside 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. Gordon H Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2924 Bethany Place
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Zuerndorfer's clinical interests include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zuerndorfer takes. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Whiddon 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. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside 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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Sarasota, FL, Tampa, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warnick include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. 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. Warnick attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Carillon Surgery Center, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and All Children's Hospital. Dr. Warnick's practice 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
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 309
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Joseph is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Joseph include scoliosis, back pain, and lumbar laminectomy. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Joseph is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Joseph attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Joseph trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Joseph is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Mease Countryside 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 John Kowalski Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Kowalski is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Kowalski studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Kowalski trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus and Northside Hospital (Georgia).

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Herniated Disc, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Degenerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Todd Roth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 301
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Robert Roth, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL, Dunedin, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Roth is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth honors. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Roth trained at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Roth speaks Spanish.

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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. Robert Eugene Donnelly, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Donnelly specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Donnelly an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hip replacement, back pain, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Donnelly attended Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of California and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher James Koebbe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Koebbe is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in brain aneurysm, stroke, and spine problems. Dr. Koebbe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Carillon Surgery Center, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Physicians Surgery Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Koebbe has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Spine Problems, Stroke, Tumor, Spinal Fusion, Brain Aneurysm, Neurosurgery, Chronic Pain, Robotic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Swaringen's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Swaringen's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Swaringen studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Swaringen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Swaringen is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside 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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torke include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and trigger point injections. Patient ratings for Dr. Torke average 2.0 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. Torke takes. Dr. Torke's education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is open to 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
12780 Racetrack Road; Suite 125
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Yaser Bassel is an urologist in Palm Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Bassel is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bassel takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bassel is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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