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We found 35 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Tarpon Springs, FL.

Dr. Louis Ian Astra, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 S. Pinellas Avenue; Suite T
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Louis Astra practices vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Astra attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Astra's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, lung surgery, and varicose veins. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Stent Placement, Aneurysm, Lung Problems, Angiogram, Stents, Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
8146 Cerebellum Way; #101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Latorre attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. The average patient rating for Dr. Latorre is 3.0 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Latorre is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laser Surgery, Nose Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $549 - $11,181
  • Medicare Cost: $336 - $3,305
Dr. Huang-Ta Ta Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3633 Little Road; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Huang Lin works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in New Port Richey, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Taiwanese, German, and French. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Maryland General Hospital. Dr. Lin 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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Clinical Interests: Right Heart Catheterization, Heart Stent Placement, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $524
Dr. Alene Jean Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9332 State Road; 54 Ste 400
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Alene Wright works as a general surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wright include breast surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Abdominal Problems, Mastectomy, Hemorrhoids, Fine Needle Aspiration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Todd Roth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
2102 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Robert Roth's areas of specialization are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Roth's clinical interests: thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Roth studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $941 - $1,433
  • Medicare Cost: $408 - $625
Dr. Dwayne Felix Ledesma, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
8141 Bellarus Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Ledesma attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

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 in Clearwater, FL and Trinity, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pigeon is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pigeon include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Pigeon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pigeon trained 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. Jennifer Cherise Swaringen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Swaringen's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; she sees patients in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Swaringen's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and joint injections. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. She studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Swaringen's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
35111 Us 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hayter's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hayter is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Cade Messer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
559 Austin Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Messer's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Messer's clinical interests: trigger point injections, cervical (neck) spine problems, and lumbar fusion. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Messer accepts. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,594
  • Medicare Cost: $817
Dr. Juan Nicolas Otheguy, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
2075 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Juan Otheguy is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His clinical interests include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Otheguy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Otheguy speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Cystoscopy, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Ultrasound, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,623
  • Medicare Cost: $686
Dr. Chen-Sien Hu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3633 Little Road; Suite 104
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Chen-Sien Hu practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Hu's average rating from his patients is 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. After attending Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Melanoma, Thyroid Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Arleigh Ilao Ancheta, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8145 Cerebellum Way; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Arleigh Ancheta is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Ancheta graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center and Beaumont Hospitals. Patient ratings for Dr. Ancheta average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Endometrial Biopsy, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rupa Dilipkumar Patel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 215
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Rupa Patel sees patients in Trinity, FL and Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Jennifer Cook is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Cook performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She is an in-network provider for 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: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Raul A Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2055 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Raul Jimenez is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Hudson, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Jimenez's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. Dr. Jimenez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Jimenez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For Dr. Jimenez's professional training, Dr. Jimenez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Jimenez is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Flu Shot, Erythropoietin Test, Allergies, Contraception, Holter Monitoring, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,017 - $1,923
  • Medicare Cost: $548 - $946

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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.