Dr. Louis Astra, MD

Dr. Louis Astra, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o
(14)

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Dr. Louis Astra, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

North Pinellas Surgical Institute

1501 S Pinellas Ave Ste T

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Astra's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Astra treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Astra treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Astra performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Astra performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Thrombosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Astra treats Thrombosis more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Astra treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Effort Vein Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis

Dr. Astra's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Aneurysm
Aneurysm Stenting
Aneurysm Surgery
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Angiography
Angioplasty
Angioplasty With Stent Placement
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Arrhythmias
Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Carotid Ultrasound
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebrovascular Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dialysis Access Procedures
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Empyema
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Stenting
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagomyotomy
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Hernia Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer Treatment
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
Mediastinal Surgery
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinoscopy
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Thymectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Hypertension
Segmentectomy, Open
Thoracentesis
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Tracheal Surgery
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Varicose Vein Procedure
Varicose Veins
Vascular Disease
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
Venous Access Creation and Care
Venous Compression
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Venous Insufficiency
Venous Sclerotherapy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

"With over 18 years experience, Dr. Louis Astra, MD, practices Surgery in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Astra received his medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his Internship and Residency at Wayne State University...

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
  • 2004
    Ohio State University
    Fellowship Hospital
    2004
  • 2002
    Wayne State University
    Residency Hospital
    2002
  • 1996
    University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Astra's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Astra

4.6

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
85.71428571428571%
(12)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
7.142857142857143%
(1)

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Had hernia surgery and was totally satisfied with Dr. Astra and the Hospital staff . Very caring and helpful with all my needs. He is a very experienced Dr. and has excellent skills
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Dr. Astra is amazing, I had 3 prior hernia surgeries and he saved my life. He preformed a 4th repair because of what the prior surgeons had done to me my insides were like (in Dr Astra's words) swiss cheese & I dever oped a blockage. Dr Astra worked on me for over 7 hrs and I've been great with no...Read More
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Dr astra cleaned up the mess that another surgeon did after I contracted an infection in my sternum he tightened up my chest flaps and the infection is about gone
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Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medico
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
United Healthcare
WellCare
Wellcare of Georgia
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