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Elite Surgeons Providing Exceptional Care

Florida Hospital North Pinellas Surgical Institute brings together four of Florida’s most outstanding surgeons in Dr. Louis Astra, Dr. Raj Kotak, Dr. Effie Pappas Politis and Dr. Douglas Reintgen to provide residents across Tarpon Springs, Clearwater and the entire Tampa Bay metro area with the highest caliber of medical care. Our affiliation with Florida Hospital North Pinellas, located just next door, ensures access to the most state-of-the-art diagnostic and operating facilities for patients who seek our help in addressing multiple forms of cancer, obtaining highly skilled reconstructive and plastic surgery and receiving diagnosis and treatment for a variety of cardiothoracic, vascular and other medical conditions requiring surgical intervention.

Read about each of our surgeons and their specialties below. All of our doctors are currently accepting new patients, so if you have been referred to our practice or independently would like to arrange for a surgical consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us at 727.270.9927. Alternatively, you can fill out our convenient, online appointment request form and a member of our office staff will contact you as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest in our unique surgical group!

Louis I. Astra, MD, FACS

Dr. Astra is a board-certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon and general surgeon with advanced training in robotic-assisted procedures. He specializes in comprehensive surgical intervention for cancers and other disorders of the lungs, esophagus and cardiovascular system, along with minimally invasive venous surgery and cardiac device implantation.

Raj P. Kotak, MD, FACS

Dr. Kotak is a board-certified general surgeon who offers patients a full spectrum of surgical solutions ranging from general surgery to minimally invasive and robotic approaches. His specialties include advanced laparoscopic procedures, metabolic and bariatric surgery, foregut surgery and GI cancer surgery.

Effie Pappas Politis, MD, ABPS

Dr. Politis is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has trained under some of the country’s leading and most innovative experts in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Her specialties range from nasal reconstruction and eyelid, ear and facial surgeries to breast reconstruction and augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, botox injections and more.

Douglas S. Reintgen, MD, FACS

Dr. Reintgen is a general surgeon specializing in surgical oncology including complicated skin cancers, melanoma, breast cancer and cancers of the thyroid and parathyroid. His outstanding patient care has earned him selection as a “Best Cancer Doctor for Women” by Good Housekeeping Magazine and many other honors.