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Dr. Joshua David Rovin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Rovin sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rovin include minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and pacemaker. 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 graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite E
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Largo, FL, Dunedin, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and biopsy. He 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. Dr. Gordon studied medicine at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gordon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa for residency. He is affiliated with 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. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1345 W Bay Drive; Suite 304
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton's areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. Dr. Winton is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton 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: , 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. Blaine Richard Heric, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Blaine Heric's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heric include minimally invasive surgery, bypass surgery, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Heric takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Heric attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Ofenloch specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include bypass surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ofenloch graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with 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. William Charles Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8839 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 240
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Cottrell's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cottrell include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Cottrell speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Cottrell is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $2,678 - $4,526
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include back pain, knee problems, and foot problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 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. Morris takes. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Morris's medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Gordon H Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zuerndorfer trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Zuerndorfer is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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: , minimally invasive surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
9677 Seminole Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta's medical specialty is general gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Acosta's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cancer, and fibroids. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Physicians Surgery Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Acosta trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Acosta speaks Spanish.

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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)

Dr. Richard George Pigeon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Pigeon specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pigeon include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patient ratings for Dr. Pigeon average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pigeon honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Piazza is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. His clinical interests include knee problems, scoliosis, and knee replacement. Dr. Piazza's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Piazza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Whiddon completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Whiddon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Cardiology
1345 West Bay Drive; Suite 101
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Krolick at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Krolick 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. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular stent grafting

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged ... (Read more)

Dr. Roderick Maxwell Urbaniak, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
609 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Roderick Urbaniak's specialty is plastic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. Dr. Urbaniak's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Urbaniak honors. Dr. Urbaniak is conversant in Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Eugene Donnelly, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Donnelly's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of California. For his professional training, Dr. Donnelly completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, back pain, and knee replacement. Dr. Donnelly has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Donnelly (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Emanuel L Javate, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9677 Seminole Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Emanuel Javate is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Seminole, FL, and Clearwater, FL. These areas are among Dr. Javate's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Javate's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Carillon Surgery Center, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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)

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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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