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Richard Dicicco, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 160
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Dicicco is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Dicicco's areas of expertise include the following: revision arthroplasty (joint revision), gastric bypass surgery, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Dicicco's education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Revision Arthroplasty, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Michel M El-Murr, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Hmt Suite 410
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michel Murr practices bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include diabetes, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murr accepts. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Murr include: USF Research Day: Outstanding Resident Research, University of South Florida; USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, Univeristy of South Florida; and USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, University of South Florida. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Murr welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Morbid Obesity, Diabetes, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles N Paidas, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1 Tampa General Circle; Room G441
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Paidas specializes in pediatric surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Paidas has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paidas takes. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College. Dr. Paidas's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Hyperhidrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Birth Defects, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 S Habana Avenue; Suite 160
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Wilfred Aguila's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Aguila accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Aguila obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,992
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $941
Joseph Spine - Dr. Samuel Joseph Jr.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2727 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 590
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Joseph is a spine surgeon, alternative medicine practitioner, and orthopedic surgeon in Safety Harbor, FL, Tampa, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Joseph include scoliosis, back pain, and lumbar laminectomy. Dr. Joseph is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Joseph's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Joseph is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

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

Dr. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4200 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 5
Tampa, 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. Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
4410 W Boy Scout Boulevard; Suite 175
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Gerzenshtein's clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Gerzenshtein is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), and Brandon Regional Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, Lifestyle Lift, MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, mini facelift, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Nofsinger obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include ankle sprain, hip injury, and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nofsinger speaks Swedish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Nofsinger welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,496
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,130
Dr. Michael Andrew Harrington, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harrington works as a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL. Dr. Harrington attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift (thighplasty), general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Harrington is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1155 S Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 8
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Becker a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker accepts. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Becker speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

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

Dr. David Joseph Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; South Tampa Center 7th Floor, Usf
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hernandez is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Hernandez 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. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Hernandez welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,776
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $851
Dr. Shayne M Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2 Tampa General Circle; 6th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. After completing medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Clinical interests for Dr. Plosker include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Plosker an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Plosker has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; President's Club of the University of South Florida, President's Council; and US News & World Report Top 10% of Doctors, Nationwide. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Endometrial Polyp, Fibroids, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Jose Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2809 West Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez practices vascular surgery in Tampa, FL and Lutz, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,755
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $361
Dr. Paul D Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith is a plastic surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Smith is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge L Lockhart, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6, Usf Department of Urology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Lockhart is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Lockhart has a special interest in bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Lockhart has received the following distinctions: Physician of the Year, Moffitt Cancer Center; Member of Honor, Confederacion Americana de urologica (CAU); and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $826 - $2,776
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $252 - $851
Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive - Mdc 106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. The average patient rating for Dr. Leffers is 4.5 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. Dr. Leffers is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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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