We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health Premier near Belleair, FL.

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Dr. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1345 W Bay Drive; Suite 304
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton works as a cardiac surgeon. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ragab
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab is a spine surgery, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ragab at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ragab include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ragab is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Featured Message: Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bansal
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal is a pediatric sports medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Bansal's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bansal welcomes new patients.

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Featured Message: Tampa Bay Rowdies Team Doctor

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Henry Andrew Hazlitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Henry Hazlitt's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Hazlitt's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Hazlitt attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hazlitt's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $543 - $944
Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hayter's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hayter is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 Sw 2nd Avenue
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Near practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Largo, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Near completed a residency program at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Near is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,212
  • Medicare Cost: $546
Dr. Susan Lee Marcelli, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Susan Marcelli's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Marcelli an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley Ann Young, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Shelley Young is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Young's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Jon Spriggs, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Spriggs is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Spriggs is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Spriggs is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Heart Stent Placement, Coronary Angiogram, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,200
  • Medicare Cost: $1,222
Dr. Lourdes Teresa Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lourdes Santiago is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. Dr. Santiago is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Santiago's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Elizabeth Dadisman, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Katherine Dadisman specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dadisman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing her residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Dadisman attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Dadisman average 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Luis Gallastegui-Samame, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jose Gallastegui is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gallastegui takes. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Gallastegui is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $542 - $929
Dr. Christine Marie Cicco-Brown, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christine Cicco-Brown is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Cicco-Brown is 2.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Cicco-Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Diagnostic Clinic. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cicco-Brown graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cicco-Brown trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Neck Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Sinuplasty

Dr. Diana Cespedes Connor, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Diana Connor is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Connor's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient ratings for Dr. Connor average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Blair Rudolph, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Rudolph is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rudolph include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Rudolph performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Kyriaki Saravanos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Karen Saravanos specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Saravanos include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Saravanos's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Saravanos attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, ... (Read more)

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.