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We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueSelect All Copay 1457 near Brandon, FL.

Dr. Keyur Anilkumar Chavda, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
205 S. Moon Avenue; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Keyur Chavda is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College, he performed his residency at Robert Packer Hospital. Dr. Chavda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,582
  • Medicare Cost: $371
Dr. Christian Anthony Perzanowski-Obregon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
635 Einchenfeld Rive; Bay Area Cardiology
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Christian Perzanowski is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. After attending Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Perzanowski completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Radiofrequency Ablation, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $835
  • Medicare Cost: $519
Dr. James Peter La Polla, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
621 Lumsden Professional Center
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. James Lapolla's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Lapolla's clinical interests: breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General 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. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lapolla completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California.

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

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Abdominal Problems, Laser Surgery, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,243
  • Medicare Cost: $1,102
Dr. Mark Bradley Baker, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Mark Baker specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Baker takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,772
  • Medicare Cost: $1,457
Dr. Lance R Meyerson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Lance Meyerson's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Meyerson graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital North and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,430
  • Medicare Cost: $1,936
Dr. Darshan B Thakkar, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery
205 S. Moon Avenue; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Darshan Thakkar practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine and general surgery in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Thakkar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Medical College Baroda and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Thakkar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,582
  • Medicare Cost: $443
Dr. Robert Lawrence Karp, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Robert Karp practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Karp include vasectomy. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Karp has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karp honors.

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Clinical Interests: Vasectomy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $764 - $1,335
  • Medicare Cost: $193 - $851
Dr. Maruja Fernandez Boratti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Maruja Fernandez-Boratti's medical specialty is general gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez-Boratti takes.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Urodynamic Testing, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Frank Infante Jr., DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
306 E. Brandon Boulevard; Office of Dr. Infante
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Infante is an orthopedic trauma specialist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Infante has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Grandview Medical Center for residency. Dr. Infante is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,701 - $5,061
  • Medicare Cost: $91 - $568
Dr. Robert Martin Betzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
635 Eichenfeld Drive; Bay Area Cardiology Associates
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Robert Betzu is an adult cardiologist in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Betzu (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Betzu's clinical interests: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrocardiogram (EKG), and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Betzu trained at New York Methodist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Betzu takes.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $835
  • Medicare Cost: $551
Dr. Steven Mark Granger, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Steven Granger's specialty is general gynecology. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. His clinical interests include da vinci surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Granger's average rating from his patients 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 professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Karin Swisher Hotchkiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
10817 Bloomingdale Avenue
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hotchkiss average 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Hotchkiss attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Hotchkiss speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Daniel Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 S Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead is a general gynecologist in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Whitehead speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Whitehead include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Whitehead has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whitehead honors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, ... (Read more)

Dr. Greg Joseph Den Haese, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Greg Denhaese is a general gynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Denhaese include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida. Before performing his residency at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Denhaese attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He 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: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karin Kae Stanton, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Karin Stanton is a general gynecologist in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Gibsonton, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Stanton average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stanton has indicated that her clinical interests include da vinci surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stanton attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University and a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
305 E Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. James Billys is a hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Duke University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Billys accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,055
  • Medicare Cost: $1,190

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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.