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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 is a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon in Clearwater, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and pacemaker. Dr. Rovin takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1201 South Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire practices vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alkire include lung cancer, nerve block, and esophageal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northside Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Alkire has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Alkire speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Nerve Block, Aneurysm, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,551 - $3,048
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548 - $641
Dr. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite E
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Dr. Gordon attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and biopsy. Dr. Gordon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,092
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr. John C Ofenloch, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Ofenloch is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Clearwater, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among Dr. Ofenloch's clinical interests: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Cottrell include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Cottrell attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama for residency. On average, patients gave him a 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. His practice is open to 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. Gordon H Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer works as an orthopedic surgeon in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Zuerndorfer has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Zuerndorfer include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Zuerndorfer completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

Dr. Michael Piazza sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and knee replacement. Dr. Piazza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital. 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. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Piazza completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whiddon include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). 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. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Whiddon attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. 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. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
9677 Seminole Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Before performing his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Acosta attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cancer, and fibroids. Patient ratings for Dr. Acosta average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Acosta honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Physicians Surgery Center.

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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 Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick's areas of specialization are hand surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. 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. Herrick graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Herrick (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Bardmoor Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,153
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487
Dr. Richard George Pigeon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Pigeon is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His clinical interests include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Pigeon is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pigeon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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. 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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Donnelly include hip replacement, back pain, and knee replacement. Patients gave Dr. Donnelly an average rating of 2.0 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. Dr. Donnelly graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of California and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Donnelly (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with 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, Spine Problems, Stem ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Emanuel Javate's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Javate's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carillon Surgery Center, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Javate is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Javate speaks Spanish.

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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. Karen K Saravanos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Karen Saravanos sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Saravanos is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Saravanos attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She is conversant in Greek. Dr. Saravanos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Scott A Webb, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Webb's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Webb's clinical interests: scoliosis, laminectomy, and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Webb studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Webb average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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, minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), robotic surgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher James Koebbe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Koebbe is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Clearwater, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Koebbe graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He is especially interested in brain aneurysm, stroke, and spine problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Koebbe has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital, Carillon Surgery Center, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Spine Problems, Stroke, Tumor, Spinal Fusion, Brain Aneurysm, Chronic Pain, Robotic Surgery

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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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