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We found 27 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health Premier near Belleair, FL.

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

Dr. Barry Winton is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Henry Andrew Hazlitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Henry Hazlitt is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Hazlitt obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hazlitt include holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hazlitt is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Ashraf Ahmed Ragab, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Clearwater, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ragab is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Ragab is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. William Near specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Near attended medical school 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,212
  • Medicare Cost: $546
Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hayter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is 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)

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

Dr. Douglas Spriggs' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Spriggs takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spriggs trained at UNC Hospitals. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Spriggs's professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Jose Gallastegui works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His clinical interests include 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 honors. His education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Susan Lee Marcelli, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Susan Marcelli sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Marcelli's professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Marcelli attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. 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, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Christine Marie Cicco-Brown, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christine Cicco-Brown's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); she sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Cicco-Brown's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cicco-Brown include thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and thyroid surgery. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency 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, Dr. Cicco-Brown attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

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

Dr. Mohit Bansal, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bansal include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is an in-network provider for 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 St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bansal completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Michael E Nerney, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1551 W Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Michael Nerney works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Nerney honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Nerney is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,431
  • Medicare Cost: $723
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 specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Santiago's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Santiago attended Ponce School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Paracentesis, Rectal Prolapse, Bowel Resection, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shelley Young works as a general OB/GYN. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Young is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Young attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Katherine Dadisman works as a general OB/GYN. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Dadisman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Dadisman's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts 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. Richard Blair Rudolph, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Rudolph's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Rudolph include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Diana Cespedes Connor, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Diana Connor's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Connor attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Connor is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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)

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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.