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Louis I. Astra, MD, FACS

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Louis I. Astra, MD, FACS

Board-Certified Thoracic, Vascular and General Surgeon

  • Expertise in Robotic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Specialist
  • 19 Years of Experience
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Dr. Astra holds board certification as a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon and as a general surgeon. Born in Philadelphia, he received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania before heading to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. He continued his medical training via an internship and residency at Wayne State University’s Detroit Medical Center prior to undertaking a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Ohio State University.

Dr. Astra has advanced training in robotic-assisted surgery and specializes in treating patients with benign and malignant lung disease and esophageal disorders; cardiac disorders including atrial fibrillation, heart arrhythmia, aortic disease, stenosis and heart valve disease; and peripheral vascular disease. He also offers the latest diagnostic procedures for lung concerns and performs minimally invasive venous surgery and cardiac device implantation.

Prior to his affiliation with Florida Hospital North Pinellas Surgical Institute, Dr. Astra provided his expertise to area residents as part of private surgical practices in Tarpon Springs and New Port Richey and served as Chief of Surgery at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. A noted researcher with numerous published articles to his name, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Cardiology and Florida Society of Clinical Oncology.

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  • Board Certified, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
  • Board Certified, General Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Former Chief of Surgery, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
  • Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
  • Residency and Internship, General Surgery, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI
  • Medical Degree, University of Pittsburgh


  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (endovascular and open)
  • Airway Stenting
  • Aortic Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Arrhythmia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Open-Lung Biopsies
  • Pacemakers
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Stenosis and Heart Valve Disease
  • Tracheal Disease
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Venous Insufficiency Treatment
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy


  • 2 Healthgrades 5-Star Ratings
  • Michigan Committee on Trauma Award
  • Anna M. Vincent Academic Scholar
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal for Scientific Excellence


Florida Hospital North Pinellas Surgical Institute

1501 S. Pinellas Ave., Suite T
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Phone: 727.270.9927
Fax: 727.942.6503

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