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Richard Dicicco MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 S. Habana; Suite 160
Tampa, FL

Dr. Richard Dicicco's areas of specialization are general practice, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Dicicco is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dicicco include nephrectomy (kidney removal), sleeve gastrectomy, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Dicicco completed his residency training at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. 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: , Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

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

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

Dr. Michel Murr's specialty is bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murr include diabetes, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary disorders. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Murr attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics 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. Murr honors. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Murr has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Charles Paidas MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1 Tampa General Circle; Room G-441
Tampa, FL

Dr. Charles Paidas works as a pediatric surgeon. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. Dr. Paidas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Paidas is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Paidas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Hyperhidrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Trauma

Dr Wilfred Aguila MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
508 S Habana Avenue; Suite 160
Tampa, FL

Dr. Wilfred Aguila is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Aguila attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Aguila is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • 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
Average rating 4.61 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
2727 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 590
Tampa, FL

Dr. Samuel Joseph works as a spine surgeon, alternative medicine practitioner, and orthopedist in Safety Harbor, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Tampa, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Joseph include scoliosis, back pain, and lumbar laminectomy. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, Carillon Surgery Center, and St. Joseph's Hospital - North. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Joseph welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr Randall Clifford Latorre MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.04 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
4200 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 5
Tampa, FL

Dr. Randall Latorre practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Latorre attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thermage. Patients gave him 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 Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Latorre speaks Spanish. He 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, Re ... (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
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (91 ratings)
4410 W Boy Scout Boulevard; Suite 175
Tampa, FL

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein sees patients in Lakeland, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. 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. Dr. Gerzenshtein's areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerzenshtein 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. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Gerzenshtein welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Laser Liposuction, SmartLipo MPX, SlimLipo, Mini Facelift, QuickLift, Cool Lipo, Lifestyle Lift, Power-Assisted Liposuction, MACS Facelift, SmartLipo, Vaser Liposuction, Tumescent Liposuction, Endoscopic Surgery

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

Charles Nofsinger MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.27 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106
Tampa, FL

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nofsinger's areas of expertise include ankle sprain, hip injury, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Nofsinger's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Swedish.

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Clinical Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fracture ... (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 MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33612
Tampa, FL

Dr. Michael Harrington is a plastic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include facelift, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Harrington is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Harrington welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Endoscopic Surgery

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

Dr Edward H Becker III MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.12 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
4541 S. Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 201
Tampa, FL

Dr. Edward Becker is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Riverview, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Becker attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Becker is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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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 Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr David Joseph Hernandez MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Suite 6
Tampa, FL

Dr. David Hernandez is an urologist in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hernandez include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. 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 completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Hernandez attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Hernandez's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,776
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $851
Anthony P Moreno MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.11 stars out of 5 (49 ratings)
2727 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; Suite 250
Tampa, FL

Dr. Anthony Moreno is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Moreno speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Moreno trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 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. Moreno honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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

Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
602 South Audubon Avenue; Suite A
Tampa, FL

Dr. Gilman Tyler is a general practitioner, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, moles, and endocrine cancer. Dr. Tyler is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Tyler attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Tyler (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic Appendectomy

All Interests: Vascular Bypass, Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Vascular Stud ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,582
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $732
Dr Alberto Jose Gonzalez MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
2809 West Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez specializes in vascular surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Dr. Gonzalez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,755
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $361
Paul D Smith MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL

Dr. Paul Smith's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed residency programs 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 has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Endoscopic Surgery

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

Jorge L Lockhart MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6
Tampa, FL

Dr. Jorge Lockhart practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tampa, FL. Dr. Lockhart's areas of expertise include bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. 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.

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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
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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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