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Dr. Patricia Ann Gilroy, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2299 9th Avenue N; Suite 3b
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Gilroy is a specialist in allergy, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. She works in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among Dr. Gilroy's clinical interests: thyroid problems, dermabrasion, and sleep apnea. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and All Children's Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gilroy attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Romanian.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas M Andrews, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
800 6th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Andrews, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Andrews attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, endoscopic sinus surgery, and head surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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 has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Andrews is professionally affiliated with Carillon Surgery Center and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Voice Disorders, Ear Problems, Cleft Lip and Palate, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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What is Endoscopic Surgery?

Endoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery using a tool called an endoscope, a kind of thin, hollow tube. The endoscope contains optical fibers that transmit light and images, so a doctor can see through it. It can be inserted through a small incision or into an opening in the body (such as the mouth, nose, or anus). The endoscope allows a physician access to see and perform procedures on the inside of the body without needing to make a large incision.

Once the endoscope is moved inside the body, the physician can use it to examine the area. Then very small tools can be moved through the tube of the endoscope and used to perform the surgery. Miniature forceps can take a biopsy or remove a growth, place and take out stitches, or collect cell samples. Endoscopic surgery can be used for many different procedures including sinus surgery, kidney stone removal and certain biopsies. It can even be used for brain surgery.

Because endoscopic surgery requires either a very tiny incision or none at all, there is very little scarring and a much easier recovery than with full open surgery.
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