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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 specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Brandon, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lapolla's clinical interests: breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lapolla graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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, who practices in South Pasadena, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rehnke include bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Rehnke's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rehnke graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital.

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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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. Dr. Clarke (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Clarke attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patients rated Dr. Clarke highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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 has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. Dr. Huguet is rated highly by his patients. 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. Dr. Huguet attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Huguet completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid ... (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 general surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Li's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Li honors. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his 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 is a general gynecology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Jain average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include incontinence, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Jain's medical residency was performed at Rochester General Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Jain 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 is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. McRae speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. McRae include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. McRae completed a residency program at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Dr. McRae has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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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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. Paul Steven Collins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Collins' specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Collins is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Collins's clinical interests include bowel surgery, breast biopsy, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. 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 graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Collins (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Carotid Artery Stenting, Sclerotherapy, Lumpectomy, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Murphy attended medical school at Queen's University Belfast. His clinical interests include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Murphy at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Murphy is professionally 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. Maria Maragos Gregory, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3801 Park Street N.; Suite 4
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Maria Gregory practices general gynecology. She is rated highly by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Gregory honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Gregory (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Georgios Rossidis practices general surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In his practice, Dr. Rossidis focuses on laparoscopic hernia repair. Dr. Rossidis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rossidis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian and Greek. Dr. Rossidis is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair

All Interests: Consultation, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Dr. Harold Matthew Couch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4801 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Couch's clinical interests include bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and pressure ulcers (bedsores). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Couch attended Flinders University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Couch (or staff) speaks Spanish and Thai. His hospital/clinic 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. Gilbert Anthony Shamas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5501 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gilbert Shamas, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Shamas completed his residency training at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Shamas is 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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Diner include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 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.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 is a physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. Dr. Williams completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In his practice, he is particularly interested in wounds. 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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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.