We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Trinity, FL.

Dr. Louis Ian Astra, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
8607 Easthaven Court; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Louis Astra practices vascular surgery and thoracic surgery in New Port Richey, FL and Tarpon Springs, FL. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung surgery, varicose veins, and aneurysm. Dr. Astra honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Astra is conversant in 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, Lung Problems, Angiogram, Stent, Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Randall Latorre's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Tampa, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Trinity, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Latorre is affiliated with the University Community Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Community Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Latorre completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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.

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

Dr. Alene Wright's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Wright obtained her medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast surgery. She 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: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

Dr. Peter David Candelora, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5145 Deer Park Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Peter Candelora's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Candelora attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Candelora average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Candelora 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 rotator cuff repair, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mona Carol McCullough, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1814 Wellness Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Mona McCullough's area of specialization is urogynecology. In her practice, Dr. McCullough focuses on pelvic reconstructive surgery. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. McCullough accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Sacrocolpopexy, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Atrophy, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic ... (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, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Roth's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Roth honors 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: Breast Biopsy, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $941 - $1,433
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $408 - $625
Dr. Dwayne Felix Ledesma, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
8141 Bellarus Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Dwayne Ledesma is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, crohn's disease, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Ledesma accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ledesma attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5221 Hanff Lane
New Port Richie, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello is an orthopedic surgeon in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richie, FL. Dr. Mirabello's clinical interests include microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Mirabello is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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: , minimally invasive surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 267
  • Charge (avg.): $2,271 - $4,111
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
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's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Hu attended Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 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 surgery

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Cook's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cook is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Cook attended Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Stephen Hanff's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanff honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Hanff attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Arleigh Ancheta's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Ancheta an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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 obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center and Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Ancheta speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hugo Lazaro Perez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8605 Easthaven Court; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Perez specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Perez speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez include herpes, high risk pregnancy, and endometrial biopsy. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. He studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Perez's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perez 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: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Bleeding, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Wanda I Torres-Oyola, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 215
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Wanda Torres-Oyola's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. She attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. These areas are among Dr. Torres-Oyola's clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Torres-Oyola is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Luis Calderon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8605 Easthaven Court; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jose Calderon is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Calderon accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron Trent Williams, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
1501 S Pinellas Avenue; Suite T
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Williams is a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Safety Harbor, FL and Tarpon Springs, FL. In his practice, Dr. Williams focuses on incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Naval Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Williams average 4.5 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. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Urogynecological Problems, Women's Health Issues, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic ... (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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