We found 15 providers matching laparoscopic surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. James Peter La Polla, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
600 8th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Lapolla's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Lapolla has a special interest in breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Biopsy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Abdominal Problems, Laser Surgery, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,243
  • Medicare Cost: $1,102
Dr. Ernest Curt Rehnke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 460
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Rehnke works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and bariatric surgeon in South Pasadena, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rehnke include bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and hemorrhoid banding. Patient ratings for Dr. Rehnke average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Paracentesis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,323 - $6,000
  • Medicare Cost: $697 - $1,187
Dr. John Mitchell Clarke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 330
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Clarke is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clarke's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He accepts 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Clarke attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Clarke has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Clarke (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $559 - $697
Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Huguet include colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Huguet is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Huguet 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: Whipple Procedure, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Esophagus Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,700 - $2,558
  • Medicare Cost: $513 - $1,422
Dr. Albert Hui-Shiung Li, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
4801 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Albert Li is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Li's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Mastectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,393
  • Medicare Cost: $670
Dr. Meenakshi Jain, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3275 66th Street N; Suite 7-8
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Meenakshi Jain's specialty is general gynecology. She graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then she performed her residency at Rochester General Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical Center. Dr. Jain's areas of expertise include incontinence, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Jain is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts 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. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Freddie Lee McRae, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
603 7th Street South; Suite 520
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Freddie McRae's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McRae include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. Patient ratings for Dr. McRae average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McRae honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. McRae studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His training includes a residency program at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Mastectomy, Thyroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,158
  • Medicare Cost: $692
Dr. Maria Maragos Gregory, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3801 Park Street N.; Suite 4
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Maria Gregory is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Gregory average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Gregory performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Gregory (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, NovaSure, Colpocleisis, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Steven Collins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Collins is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Collins's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bowel surgery, breast biopsy, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. 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. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,033
  • Medicare Cost: $693
Dr. Eugene Anthony Murphy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Murphy's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. Dr. Murphy's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. 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 attending Queen's University Belfast for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Laser Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,303
  • Medicare Cost: $672
Dr. Harold Matthew Couch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4801 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Couch include bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and pressure ulcers (bedsores). The average patient rating for Dr. Couch is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Couch 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 Flinders University School of Medicine and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Couch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Thai. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Georgios Rossidis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
960 7th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Georgios Rossidis' specialty is general surgery. Dr. Rossidis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian and Greek. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rossidis include laparoscopic hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Rossidis attended medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. He accepts 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 hernia repair

All Interests: Consultation, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Dr. Gilbert Anthony Shamas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5501 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gilbert Shamas practices general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shamas include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Dr. Shamas is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Katz Diner, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eric Diner sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Diner's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington Hospital Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Ross Williams, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
995 16th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Larry Williams sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Williams include wounds. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Wounds

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,656
  • Medicare Cost: $697

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What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a kind of minimally invasive surgery using a thin, narrow tube called a laparoscope. Usually performed on the abdomen or the pelvic region, the surgeon makes a few very small incisions instead of one large one.

During the procedure, the surgeon inserts the laparoscope, which contains a light and camera that allows the surgeon to see what is happening inside the body. Then tiny tools are placed through the small openings and used to perform the surgery.

The most common laparoscopic surgery is gallbladder removal, but laparoscopic surgery may also be used for the removal of a kidney or appendix, to treat certain cysts and tumors, for bariatric surgery, for some GERD treatments, or for hernia repairs, among others.

Because laparoscopic surgery only uses a few tiny incisions, the scars are minimal and recovery is easier than with open surgery.