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We found 8 providers matching laparoscopic surgery and who accept United Healthcare Navigate 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 medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Lapolla's clinical interests: breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He takes 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 Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lapolla completed residency programs 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,243
  • Medicare Cost: $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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and South Pasadena, FL. Dr. Clarke (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Clarke's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Clarke is 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. Dr. Clarke 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. 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 a physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal varices, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and inguinal hernia. Dr. Dematteis's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Dematteis attended Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. McRae include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. Dr. McRae has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional 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. Suzanne Marie Gozdanovic, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4801 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Suzanne Gozdanovic's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. She practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Largo, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gozdanovic include bowel resection and thoracentesis. Dr. Gozdanovic is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and Most Insurance Plans. She studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Gozdanovic trained at Mount Carmel Health System for her residency. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Paracentesis, Bowel Resection, Biopsy, Intensive Care, Endoscopy, Hand Problems, Injuries, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,454
  • Medicare Cost: $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. 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. He has a 2.5 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. Murphy takes. 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 is a general gynecology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Shamas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He 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 Emory University School of Medicine and residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. 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 is an urologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diner include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Diner accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Diner attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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.