We found 14 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. Ernest Curt Rehnke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 460
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Rehnke's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in South Pasadena, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Rehnke's clinical interests: tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), hemorrhoid banding, and carotid artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He takes 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.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Huguet is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Huguet average 5.0 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.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $1,700 - $2,558
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $513 - $1,422
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. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Lapolla attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Lapolla is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lapolla is an in-network provider for 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,243
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,102
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 medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Clarke is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Clarke (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,800 - $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559 - $697
Dr. Freddie L McRae, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
603 7th Street South; Suite 520
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Freddie McRae specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. McRae include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. Dr. McRae is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. McRae an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $2,158
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $692
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. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Jain is especially interested in incontinence, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Before completing her residency at Rochester General Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical Center, Dr. Jain attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain takes.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel surgery, breast biopsy, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Collins accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Collins's training includes a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Maria Maragos Gregory, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3801 Park Street N.; Suite 4
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Maria Gregory's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Gregory 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. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Gregory (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, NovaSure, Colpocleisis, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Georgios Rossidis is a general surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Rossidis has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Rossidis attended Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Rossidis (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair

All Interests: Consultation, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 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. Murphy honors. His professional affiliations include 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,303
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $672
Dr. Albert Hui-Shiung Li, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
4801 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Albert Li is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Li accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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)

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 ileostomy. Patients gave Dr. Couch an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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 attended medical school at Flinders University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Couch trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Couch (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Gilbert Anthony Shamas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5501 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gilbert Shamas is a general gynecology specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Shamas's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and cryosurgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shamas graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shamas trained at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. He 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 K Diner, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eric Diner is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Diner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington Hospital Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic 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)

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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.
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