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Dr. Trina Elena Espinola, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 385
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Trina Espinola's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Espinola's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and All Children's Hospital. Dr. Espinola graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Patients gave her an average rating of 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. Espinola honors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Nose Problems, Neck Surgery, Scar ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patricia Gilroy's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Gilroy graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, she speaks Romanian. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

Dr. Thomas Andrews is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, endoscopic sinus surgery, and head surgery. Dr. Andrews is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Andrews attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Andrews honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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Dr. Cedric Dewayne Shorter, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
603 7th Street S; Suite 540
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Shorter is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Shorter has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal stenosis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport, Dr. Shorter attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Shorter is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Spine Reconstruction, Spinal Procedures, Laminectomy, Skull Base Surgery, Aneurysm, ... (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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