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Dr. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
646 Virginia Avenue; 4th Floor
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Largo, FL, Dunedin, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and biopsy. Dr. Gordon 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Dr. Gordon attended medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gordon's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Appendectomy, Biopsy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,092
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr. Louis Ian Astra, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1501 S. Pinellas Avenue; Suite T
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Louis Astra is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Astra include stent placement (stenting), lung cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He accepts 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 Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. Dr. Astra speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Stent Placement, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Diabetes, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
8146 Cerebellum Way
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Latorre's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and acne. The average patient rating for Dr. Latorre is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Latorre honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Latorre attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Latorre's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Brow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 57
  • Charge (avg.): $549 - $11,181
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $336 - $3,305
Dr. Richard George Pigeon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Richard Pigeon is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pigeon's areas of expertise include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Pigeon performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, Dr. Pigeon (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alene Jean Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9332 State Road; 54 Ste 400
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Alene Wright is a specialist in general surgery. She works in Trinity, FL and Brooksville, FL. Dr. Wright's areas of expertise include amputation, breast biopsy, and laparoscopic hernia repair. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Dr. Wright speaks German. She is professionally affiliated with Oak Hill Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Abdominal Problems, Excision, Mastectomy, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Whiddon 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. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3850 Tampa Road
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Sarasota, FL, Tampa, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warnick include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Warnick attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Carillon Surgery Center, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and All Children's Hospital. Dr. Warnick's practice 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. Jennifer C Swaringen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Swaringen's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Swaringen's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Swaringen studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Swaringen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Swaringen is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy

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

Dr. Jennifer Lynne Cook, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Cook is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cook's areas of expertise include knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity) and Medical Center of Trinity. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Cook attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cook 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: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Yaser Sedrak Bassel, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Yaser Bassel is an urologist in Palm Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Bassel is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bassel takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bassel is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cystocele, Cryosurgery, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Dwayne Felix Ledesma, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
8141 Bellarus Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Ledesma's clinical interests: carotid artery stenting, crohn's disease, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Ledesma accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Anthony Hanff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Hanff is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Hanff is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Hanff accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert Lewis Smith Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
9332 State Road 54; Suite 202
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Robert Smith's medical specialty is general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include cone biopsy, incontinence, and endometrial ablation. On average, patients gave Dr. Smith a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Smith's medical residency was performed at Mercy Hospital. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), robotic surgery

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Incontinence, Cesarean Section, Endometrial Ablation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $271
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $231
Dr. James Patrick Donovan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. James Donovan's specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Donovan's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: pain, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Donovan honors. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
559 Austin Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Messer's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Tarpon Springs, FL, Largo, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Messer attended Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, cervical (neck) spine problems, and lumbar fusion. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Messer is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $6,594
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $817
Dr. Luis R Annoni-Suau, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2035 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Luis Annoni-Suau is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Annoni-Suau's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Annoni-Suau focuses on arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 70
  • Charge (avg.): $980 - $1,920
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487 - $950

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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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