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Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue North; Bay Surgical Specialists - 7th Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huguet include colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and whipple procedure. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Huguet speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Sleeve ... (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. Ernest Curt Rehnke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 460
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Rehnke works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and bariatric surgeon. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: hemorrhoid banding, carotid artery disease, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Rehnke's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Rehnke attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lumpectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Foster Curtis Bryan II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Foster Bryan is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bryan's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and BayCare Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bryan graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua David Rovin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 402
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Rovin's areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and pacemaker. Dr. Rovin is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Abdominal Surgery, Lung Resection, Pacemaker, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Patrick Defrain, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Defrain sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and BayCare Health System. Dr. Defrain is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Defrain trained at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). 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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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole M Chandler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
601 5th Street S, Suite 306; Department 6580070404
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Chandler is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Chandler attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 200
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ignacio Duarte is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Duarte include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. 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. Dr. Duarte is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and The Heart Institute at Northside Hospital Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Bradley Bufkin works as a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. These areas are among Dr. Bufkin's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. 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. Bufkin is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton's specialties are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. Dr. Winton is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Winton's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Mitchell Clarke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 330
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Clarke is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Clarke include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Clarke accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at Shands HealthCare. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Clarke (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Clarke is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Colectomy, Colostomy, Partial Mastectomy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Rectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,800 - $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559 - $697
Dr. Blaine Richard Heric, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 402
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Blaine Heric, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heric include minimally invasive surgery, bypass surgery, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Heric is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Heric's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lung Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John C Ofenloch, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 402
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Ofenloch's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: bypass surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Ofenloch honors 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 the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Antonio Rodriquez Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
603 7th Street South; Suite 450
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Rodriguez's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, heart problems, and knee ligament injury. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Greek. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis's areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Davis completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 6500003010
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. 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. Dr. Warnick's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Warnick's professional affiliations include Carillon Surgery Center, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and All Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta practices general gynecology in Saint Petersburg, FL, Lauderdale, FL, and Seminole, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Acosta's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cancer, and fibroids. He honors 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 New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Acosta trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Acosta's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Physicians Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Birth Control Implant, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.
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