We found 11 providers matching laparoscopic surgery and who accept Coventry Silver HMO 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 sees patients in South Pasadena, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), hemorrhoid banding, and carotid artery disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rehnke honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. James Lapolla is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Brandon, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Lapolla's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Lapolla's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California.

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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 works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Clarke average 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 has received the distinction of 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. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Huguet honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Huguet is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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. Meenakshi Jain, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3275 66th Street N; Suite 7-8
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Meenakshi Jain specializes in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include incontinence, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Jain is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rochester General Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical Center. Dr. Jain (or staff) is conversant in 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, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. McRae include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McRae 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. Dr. McRae studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $2,158
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $692
Dr. Paul Steven Collins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Collins, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. His areas of expertise include the following: bowel surgery, breast biopsy, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Collins is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. Dr. Collins is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Suzanne Marie Gozdanovic, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4801 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Suzanne Gozdanovic is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. After completing medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Mount Carmel Health System. In Dr. Gozdanovic's practice, she is particularly interested in bowel resection and thoracentesis. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and Most Insurance Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Appendectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,454
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr. Eugene Anthony Murphy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Murphy is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. Dr. Murphy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Queen's University Belfast. Dr. Murphy's medical residency was performed 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,303
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $672
Dr. Gilbert Anthony Shamas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5501 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gilbert Shamas sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Shamas's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and cryosurgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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 Katz Diner, MD
Specializes in Urology
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eric Diner's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and kidney stones. Dr. Diner's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center.

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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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