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Dr. Charles Thomas Klodell Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Klodell specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Klodell graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and lung surgery. Dr. Klodell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received distinctions including 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 professionally affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,927
  • Medicare Cost: $1,147
Dr. Thomas Mark Beaver, MPH, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Beaver works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beaver studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Beaver is affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,949
  • Medicare Cost: $1,250
Dr. Cary Howard Meyers, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Cary Meyers is a cardiac surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Meyers performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyers include lung surgery, heart valve surgery, and ventricular assist device (VAD). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Health Care Hero", Tri-Cities Business Journal; Listed in: "Guide to America's Top Surgeons", 2002-2012; and Resident Award: American College of Surgeons - North Carolina Chapter. Dr. Meyers is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical Interests: Lung Surgery, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,261
  • Medicare Cost: $404
Dr. Vincent Christopher Daniel, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Daniel works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Daniel performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,075
  • Medicare Cost: $915
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1121 Nw 64th Terrace; Suite B
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Snyder is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Snyder attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $654 - $4,335
  • Medicare Cost: $136 - $975
Dr. Tiago Noguchi Machuca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100129
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Tiago Machuca works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, lung cancer, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Machuca 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 attended medical school at Federal University of Parana. He has received the distinction of Intuitive Robotic Surgery Fellowship from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Thomas William Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Wright specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society). Dr. Wright is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,569 - $3,702
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $666
Dr. Bruce Allen Mast, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Mast's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mast include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mast honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Mast's distinctions include: Castle Connelly Top Doctor; America's Top Surgeons; and America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph King's specialties are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. King graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. King include musculoskeletal problems. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. King honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Li-Ming Su's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Su's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He has received the distinction of Distinguished Customer Service Award, UF Health, Gainesville, FL. 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, 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

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,164 - $9,551
  • Medicare Cost: $1,500 - $1,749
Dr. Vincent Gerard Bird, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Bird practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Gainesville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bird include laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Bird graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bird is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His distinctions include: Urology Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award; the University of Miami Department of Urology; and Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,133
  • Medicare Cost: $1,313
Dr. William Murrell Miles, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. William Miles practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Miles include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and pacemaker. Dr. Miles honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Miles completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,023
  • Medicare Cost: $510
Dr. Larry Keith Chidgey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Larry Chidgey is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Chidgey is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Nominee for College of Medicine Basic Science and Clinic Science Teacher of the year, ..

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,727
  • Medicare Cost: $526
Dr. Jamie Beth Conti, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Conti, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Her areas of expertise include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. Dr. Conti honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Emory University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She is 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, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,236
  • Medicare Cost: $937
Dr. Sanda Aung Tan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sanda Tan's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Tan's clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and colostomy. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Tan's 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. Frederick Alan Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Moore is a general surgeon and critical care specialist. 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). Dr. Moore is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Moore attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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