We found 37 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Trinity, FL.

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Dr Louis I Astra MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
8607 Easthaven Court; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Louis Astra, who practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tarpon Springs, FL, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Astra speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Astra graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Astra average 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Endovascular Surgery

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Stent Placement, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Diabetes, Heart Surge ... (Read more)

Dr Randall Clifford Latorre MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.04 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
8109 State Road 54
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Randall Latorre's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Latorre include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thermage. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity). Dr. Latorre is in-network for 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 Yale University, Dr. Latorre attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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
Alene Wright MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Critical Care
9332 State Rd 54; Suite 400
Trinity, FL

Dr. Alene Wright sees patients in Trinity, FL and Brooksville, FL. Her medical specialties are general practice, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among Dr. Wright's clinical interests: amputation, breast biopsy, and laparoscopic hernia repair. She is professionally affiliated with Oak Hill Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, and Medical Center of Trinity. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Wright attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, she speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Abdominal Problems, Excision, Mastectomy, Amputation, Fin ... (Read more)

Mona C McCullough MD FACOG
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1814 Wellness Lane
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Mona McCullough's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCullough include rectocele (posterior prolapse), vaginal atrophy, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. McCullough is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. McCullough attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Vaginal Problems, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Atrophy, Surgical ... (Read more)

Steven C Mirabello MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.01 stars out of 5 (55 ratings)
5243 Hanff Lane
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Steven Mirabello specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mirabello's areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirabello accepts. Dr. Mirabello's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Sprains, Trigger Point Injections, Microsurgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Shoulder Art ... (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
Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (94 ratings)
5145 Deer Park Drive
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Peter Candelora is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among Dr. Candelora's clinical interests: knee problems, total shoulder replacement, and pain. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 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. Candelora accepts. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Candelora performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy

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

Drew Eugene Warnick MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4443 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Drew Warnick is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Sarasota, FL, Tampa, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among Dr. Warnick's clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Warnick speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Carillon Surgery Center, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and All Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

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

Nay Hoche MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Gynecology
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
9332 State Road 54; Suite 406
Trinity, FL

Dr. Nay Hoche's areas of specialization are general practice and general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and infertility. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoche is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Silver, and more. Dr. Hoche studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hoche (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. She is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Breast Issues, Hysteros ... (Read more)

Reut Bardach MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Gynecology
9332 State Road 54; Suite 406
Trinity, FL

Dr. Reut Bardach's specialties are general practice and general gynecology. She practices in Trinity, FL. Dr. Bardach's clinical interests include colposcopy, annual gynecological exam (well woman exam), and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). She is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Bardach speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cystoscopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Circumcision, Essure, Contraception ... (Read more)

Dr Aziz A Alkhafaji MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
5411 Grand Boulevard; Suite 109
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Aziz Al'kafaji works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and thyroid surgery. Dr. Al'kafaji is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Al'kafaji attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Al'kafaji's hospital/clinic 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, Lap ... (Read more)

Dr David Richmond Whiddon MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. David Whiddon's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Whiddon 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. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. 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: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

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

Dr. Stephen Hanff is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Hanff takes 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 Shands HealthCare, Dr. Hanff attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

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

Jennifer Lynne Cook MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL

Dr. Jennifer Cook works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. She is affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity) 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. Cook accepts. Dr. Cook attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

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

Dr James Patrick Donovan MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL

Dr. James Donovan is a hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Donovan's areas of expertise include the following: pain, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at McLaren Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Donovan is professionally affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Knee Arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Foot Surgery, Burs ... (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 works as a foot and ankle surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. 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 accepts. Dr. Mates graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mates trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Mates's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Injury, Hammer Toe, Preventive Care, Pes Planus, Fractures, Arthroscopic S ... (Read more)

Arif A Alidina MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
Average rating 2.85 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
11300 State Road 54; Suite 110
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Arif Alidina's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Alidina has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Apnea, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $606
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $344
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