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Dr. Louis Ian Astra, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
8607 Easthaven Court; Suite 107
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Louis Astra's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Astra honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Astra attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity.

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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
8109 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Tampa, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Trinity, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Latorre average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and acne. 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 attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Latorre is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Chin Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, ... (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. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5243 Hanff Lane
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello works as an orthopedist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mirabello's clinical interests include microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. He honors 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 NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Mirabello attended Harvard Medical School.

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

Dr. Peter Candelora works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Candelora a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Candelora include knee problems, total shoulder replacement, and pain. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Candelora takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Candelora attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Ankle Fracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alene Wright's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Wright attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include amputation, breast biopsy, and laparoscopic hernia repair. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wright speaks German. Her professional affiliations include 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 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. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4443 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Sarasota, FL, Tampa, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warnick include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carillon Surgery Center, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and All Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Warnick honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Warnick completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Farhan Naveed Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2040 Short Avenue
Odessa, FL
 

Dr. Farhan Siddiqi is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Odessa, FL. Dr. Siddiqi obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, scoliosis, and cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Siddiqi takes 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 professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Laser Treatment, Spine Problems, Cancer, Spine Surgery Procedures, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $22,215 - $22,244
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $7,735 - $7,784
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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Swaringen at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swaringen include knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Swaringen 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. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is conversant in Persian.

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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. Aziz Abdulaziz Muhsin Alkhafaji, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 109
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Aziz Al'kafaji works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Before completing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Al'kafaji attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and thyroid surgery. Dr. Al'kafaji is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Al'kafaji's professional affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colon surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Mastectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yaser Sedrak Bassel, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Yaser Bassel works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, shock wave lithotripsy, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bassel studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bassel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Stephen Hanff is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. His areas of expertise include knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Hanff 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 attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Hanff is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Victor Manuel Morales, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2040 Short Avenue
Odessa, FL
 

Dr. Victor Hayes is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Odessa, FL and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include back pain, scoliosis, and cancer. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hayes takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Hayes attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Laser Treatment, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $22,215
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $7,784
Dr. Jennifer Lynne Cook, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Cook, who practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Cook 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. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cook trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity) and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. James Patrick Donovan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. James Donovan's medical specialty is hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Donovan include pain, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Donovan attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Donovan takes.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron Kyle Mates, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Mates is a foot and ankle surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and achilles tendonitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mates takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Mates attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He is affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity) and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Ankle Fusion, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Injury, Hammer Toe, Preventive Care, Pes Planus, ... (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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