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Dr. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
646 Virginia Avenue; 4th Floor
Dunedin, 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. Louis Ian Astra, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1501 S. Pinellas Avenue; Suite T
Tarpon Springs, 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
8146 Cerebellum Way
Trinity, 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
Alene Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
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
3850 Tampa Road
Palm Harbor, 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. Richard George Pigeon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
Trinity, 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. 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. Yaser Sedrak Bassel, MD
Specializes in Urology
35095 Us Highway 19 North; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, 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
New Port Richey, 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. Jennifer Lynne Cook, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
New Port Richey, 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
New Port Richey, 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)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
559 Austin Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Messer's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, cervical (neck) spine problems, and lumbar fusion. Dr. Messer is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Messer is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Messer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $6,594
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $817
Dr. Luis R Annoni-Suau, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2035 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Luis Annoni-Suau specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. Dr. Annoni-Suau is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Annoni-Suau takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 70
  • Charge (avg.): $980 - $1,920
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487 - $950

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36413 Us Hway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ioannis Pappou is an orthopedic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pappou's clinical interests encompass replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), tendon transfer, and tendon repair. 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. Pappou obtained his medical school training at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Pappou (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and German. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon Transfer, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Evans Watson, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
2102 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 171
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Watson's area of specialization is obstetrics. She is especially interested in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), Women's Care Florida, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Watson attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Christiana Care Health System. On average, patients gave Dr. Watson a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. She 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: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Women's Health Issues, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive 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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