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Joseph Spine - Dr. Samuel Joseph Jr.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.61 stars (9 ratings)
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 309
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Joseph is a spine surgery, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Safety Harbor, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Joseph has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, back pain, and lumbar laminectomy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph honors. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Joseph speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, Carillon Surgery Center, and St. Joseph's Hospital - North. Dr. Joseph has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Ragab
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.31 stars (10 ratings)
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab is a specialist in spine surgery, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ragab honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Ragab attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ragab is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Evans Watson DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 110
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Watson is a specialist in obstetrics. She works in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. In her practice, Dr. Watson focuses on minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Watson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Christiana Care Health System. Dr. Watson's professional affiliations include BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), Women's Care Florida, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Henry Andrew Hazlitt MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
average rating 4.5 stars (8 ratings)
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 202
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Henry Hazlitt is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hazlitt at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, cardiac electrophysiological study, and pacemaker. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hazlitt takes. Dr. Hazlitt attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Cardiac Electrophysiological Study, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 66
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $543 - $944
Dr. Jeffrey Marks MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 2.57 stars (30 ratings)
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Marks' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Marks include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Marks performed his residency at Tampa General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Christine M. Cicco-Brown DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
average rating 2 stars (4 ratings)
3131 North Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christine Cicco-Brown's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Cicco-Brown's areas of clinical interest consist of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), thyroid problems, and sinuplasty. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. She 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 completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Cicco-Brown performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic Medical Group (Florida), BayCare Alliant Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Neck Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, MRI, Sinuplasty

Dr. Patricia Llewellyn MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 3.66 stars (23 ratings)
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Llewellyn is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Llewellyn has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Llewellyn honors. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She 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, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjana D. Patel MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.12 stars (4 ratings)
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anjana Patel works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Patel has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Patel's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is conversant in Indian Languages. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Darshan V. Patel MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2595 Tampa Road; Suite U
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Darshan Patel specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Palm Harbor, FL, Hudson, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. He has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $802
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $512
Dr. Ricardo Requena M.D.
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3131 North Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Requena is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Requena's clinical interests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), cancer surgery, and facelift. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Diagnostic Clinic Medical Group (Florida), and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Neck Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Rhinoplasty, MRI, Sinuplasty, Facelift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony P. Moreno M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.11 stars (49 ratings)
1800 Mease Drive
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Moreno works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. Dr. Moreno honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moreno attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Spine ... (Read more)

Mr. Joshua Goldman MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 3.4 stars (15 ratings)
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 110
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Goldman, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests encompass incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Goldman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Urogynecological Problems, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron T. Williams MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.56 stars (8 ratings)
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 110
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Williams is a female pelvic medicine specialist and OB/GYN. Dr. Williams obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Urogynecological Problems, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic 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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