Dr. Steven Visnaw, DO

Dr. Steven Visnaw, DO

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
49 y/o

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Dr. Steven Visnaw, DO is a general surgery specialist in Brooksville, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in general surgery.Read his story

Suncoast General Surgery

11373 Cortez Blvd Ste 202

Brooksville, FL 34613
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 93% of peers
Umbilical Hernia
very high
more than 90% of peers
Hernia Repair
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Visnaw's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Visnaw "Steven Visnaw, DO is Board Certified in General Surgery, and received hsi medical degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Visnaw completed an AOA Approved Internship at Garden City Hospital in Michigan, followed by a Residency in General Surgery at Garden City Hospital in Michigan. Dr. Visnaw specialzes in general surgery at Oak Hill Hospital, and treats conditions/performs procedures such as: gallbladder, cholecystectomy, LAP cholecystectomy, LAP procedure and surgery, minimally invasive procedure and surgery, robotic assisted surgery, and Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS). Dr. Visnaw is a practicing surgeon with Suncoast General & Vascular Surgery in Brooksville and Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Visnaw "My care philosophy is "do no harm," so unless a patient truly needs surgery, I don't proceed down that route. There are many alternative options, and when surgery is the best fit then that's when I recommend it. Otherwise, we try some alternative aspects, whether it's medication, dietary changes, to that extent. So we try to do as minimal surgery as necessary because it does put people down for a certain period of time." "

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board*

74  Conditions Treated

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83  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cryosurgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Nova Southeaster University
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Garden City Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Garden City Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Steven Visnaw, DO
Would recommend him to everyone, my mom even used him!
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Spring Hill – Jun 02, 2018
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Dr. Visnaw is fantastic on all counts. I was admitted to the hospital as an emergency patient my intestine ruptured and Dr. Visnaw kept in close contact with my husband during the entire ordeal. I was in the hospital for just over three weeks and he tried everything before surgery since I could...Read More
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Tampa, FL – Mar 08, 2017
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Dr. Visnaw is one of the best doctors my husband and I have seen. He is approachable, looks you in the eye when he talks to you, and really listens to concerns. We never feel rushed during our visits. We would strongly recommend him.
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Kim in Brooksville, FL – Sep 27, 2016
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Something went wrong during my gallbladder removal and I wound up in the hospital for a month.
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banasia1 in Spring Hill, FL – Jun 10, 2016
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