We found 63 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Thomas Mark Beaver, MPH, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Beaver's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. 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. Dr. Beaver attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Beaver completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Exemplary Teachers Award, University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida Medical Association President's Humanitarian Award for Service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Beaver is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $4,949
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,250
Dr. Charles Thomas Klodell Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
6440 W Newberry Road; Suite 102
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Klodell is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klodell takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Klodell attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Klodell has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Medical Society; and Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $4,927
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,147
Dr. Vincent Christopher Daniel, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Daniel is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Gainesville, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Daniel include esophageal cancer and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Daniel is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,075
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $915
Dr. Tiago Noguchi Machuca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100129
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Tiago Machuca is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Machuca graduated from Federal University of Parana. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Machuca include lung transplant, lung cancer, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Machuca has received the distinction of Intuitive Robotic Surgery Fellowship from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1121 Nw 64th Terrace; Suite B
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Snyder specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Snyder is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $654 - $4,335
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $136 - $975
Dr. Thomas William Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Wright is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Wright is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). 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. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Wright completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $2,569 - $3,702
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $666

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph King's areas of specialization are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. King include musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. King obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent Gerard Bird, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Bird is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. Dr. Bird honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Bird has received professional recognition including the following: Urology Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award; the University of Miami Department of Urology; and Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical nephrectomy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Pelvic Problems, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Bladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $7,133
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,313
Dr. Bruce Allen Mast, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Mast is a plastic surgeon in Gainesville, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mast include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Mast attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Mast has received the following distinctions: Castle Connelly Top Doctor; America's Top Surgeons; and America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. William Murrell Miles, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. William Miles' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Gainesville, FL. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Miles completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Miles include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and pacemaker. Dr. Miles is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His distinctions include: A. D. Williams Scholarship Award, Medical College of Virginia; Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical College of Virginia; and H. H. Ware Award, Medical College of Virginia. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miles is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $3,023
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $510
Dr. Frederick Alan Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Moore is a specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), appendectomy, and sepsis (blood poisoning). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Moore honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Appendicitis, Open Gallbladder Removal, Hernia, Sepsis, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Li-Ming Ming Su, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Li-Ming Su specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Su's areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Su honors. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Su has received the following distinction: Distinguished Customer Service Award, UF Health, Gainesville, FL.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic nephroureterectomy , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic nephrectomy, robotic nephroureterectomy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Pelvic Problems, Urologic Surgery, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Robotic Partial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $8,164 - $9,551
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,500 - $1,749
Dr. Sanda Aung Tan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sanda Tan is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Tan attended Emory University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. Dr. Tan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Polyps, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Keith Chidgey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Larry Chidgey is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chidgey attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Nominee for College of Medicine Basic Science and Clinic Science Teacher of the year, .. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $2,727
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $526
Dr. Jamie Beth Conti, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Conti's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among her clinical interests: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. Dr. Conti is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Emory University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $5,236
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $937
Dr. Segundo Joel Cardenas- Goicoechea, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100294
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Segundo Cardenas-Goicoechea is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. He attended National University of San Marcos and then went on to complete his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardenas-Goicoechea include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cardenas-Goicoechea is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Vulva Problems, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, ... (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.
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