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We found 25 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's specialty is cardiac surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Winton graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Winton completed residency programs at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton 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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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

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

Dr. William Jennings Near, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 Sw 2nd Avenue
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Near practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Clearwater, FL. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Dr. Near's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Scoliosis, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,212
  • Medicare Cost: $546
Dr. Henry Andrew Hazlitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Henry Hazlitt's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hazlitt include holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Hazlitt's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hazlitt attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ragab include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ragab accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hayter is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. 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. Susan Lee Marcelli, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Susan Marcelli is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Clearwater, FL. Her areas of expertise include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Marcelli is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marcelli takes. 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. 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. Christine Marie Cicco-Brown, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christine Cicco-Brown is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cicco-Brown include thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cicco-Brown accepts. Before completing 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 medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cicco-Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is especially interested in knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Bansal accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bansal attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Douglas Spriggs is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a graduate of UNC Hospitals' residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, holter monitoring, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Spriggs is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Spriggs is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Gallastegui is especially interested in 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 graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He 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. Shelley Ann Young, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Shelley Young is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. These areas are among Dr. Young's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. 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 takes 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, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Nerney's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL, Largo, FL, and Tampa, FL. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nerney has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Katherine Elizabeth Dadisman, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Katherine Dadisman works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Belleair, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Dadisman has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dadisman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dadisman takes. Dr. Dadisman graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dadisman trained at Botsford Hospital. Her 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, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Lourdes Teresa Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lourdes Santiago is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Santiago's areas of expertise include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Ponce School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Santiago 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. Diana Cespedes Connor, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Diana Connor is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Clearwater, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Connor is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Connor is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Karen Saravanos is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Her areas of expertise include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patient reviews placed Dr. Saravanos at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saravanos honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She speaks Greek. She is affiliated with 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.