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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 medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Lapolla's areas of clinical interest consist of breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Dr. Lapolla attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lapolla average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lapolla honors 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: 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. Ralph Angelo De Matteis, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2191 9th Avenue North; Suite 110
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Dematteis is an undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. His clinical interests include esophageal varices, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and inguinal hernia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Dematteis attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Dematteis's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (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 general surgeon and vascular surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McRae takes. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Dr. McRae speaks Spanish.

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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. Eugene Anthony Murphy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Murphy works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He attended Queen's University Belfast and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murphy include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Murphy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Gilbert Anthony Shamas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5501 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gilbert Shamas specializes in general gynecology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Shamas graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Shamas is 4.0 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. 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). Dr. Diner's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diner attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , 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.