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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rehnke include bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Rehnke's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Rehnke is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,323 - $6,000
  • Medicare Cost: $697 - $1,187
Dr. Michael Patrick Defrain, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street N; Suite 310
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Defrain is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. 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. Before completing his residency at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Defrain attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

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. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Huguet's areas of expertise include colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Huguet is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,700 - $2,558
  • Medicare Cost: $513 - $1,422
Dr. Nicole M Chandler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
601 5th Street S, Suite 306; Department 6580070404
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Chandler's medical specialty is pediatric surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Chandler honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Barry Winton sees patients in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winton takes. Dr. Winton attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

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

Dr. Harold Matthew Couch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4801 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Couch's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and pressure ulcers (bedsores). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. 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. Couch graduated from Flinders University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Couch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Thai.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Wayne Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sharf is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Sharf is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He 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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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Strains, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Antonio Rodriquez Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among Dr. Rodriguez's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. 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. Rodriguez is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Atlanta Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Basal Joint Arthroplasty, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon ... (Read more)

Dr. Emanuel Liwanag Javate, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive No; Suite 200-a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Emanuel Javate's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Javate is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Javate attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, ... (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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Davis has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Davis include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He honors 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 Duke University School of Medicine and residency 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. George Hubert Canizares, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Canizares specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include the following: joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. On average, patients gave Dr. Canizares a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Canizares honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,110
  • Medicare Cost: $186
Dr. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta is a medical specialist in general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Acosta is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Acosta include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Acosta is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts 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 New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Acosta trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Blood Tests, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pagano graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pagano trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Pagano is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohan Sathi Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1201 7th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mohan Reddy's specialty is adult cardiology. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He trained at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for residency. Dr. Reddy's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $684 - $810
  • Medicare Cost: $403 - $518
Dr. Vijay Ravin Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5398 Park Street N; Bay Area Heart Center
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijay Patel works as an adult cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Henry Ford Health System. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Patel attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All 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

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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.