We found 75 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1418 near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Thomas Beaver specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. Dr. Beaver honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Beaver speaks Spanish. 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: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,949
  • Medicare Cost: $1,250
Dr. Charles Thomas Klodell Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
6440 W Newberry Road; Suite 102
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Klodell's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klodell accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Klodell has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Medical Society; and Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,927
  • Medicare Cost: $1,147
Dr. Cary Howard Meyers, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Cary Meyers is a heart surgeon in Daytona Beach, FL and Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise include lung surgery, heart valve surgery, and ventricular assist device (VAD). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyers honors. Dr. Meyers obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. 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 is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer and lung cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Daniel completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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

  • 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's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Snyder studied medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snyder honors.

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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 practices cardiothoracic surgery in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Machuca attended medical school at Federal University of Parana. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, lung cancer, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Intuitive Robotic Surgery Fellowship from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He is professionally 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

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

Dr. Thomas Wright is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Wright honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He 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: , 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
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph King is a hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. King has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. King graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. 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. Li-Ming Ming Su, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Li-Ming Su is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Su include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Su has received the distinction of 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

  • 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 is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Bird trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 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. Bird honors. Dr. Bird has received distinctions including Urology Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award; the University of Miami Department of Urology; and Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors. Dr. Bird is affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,133
  • Medicare Cost: $1,313
Dr. Bruce Allen Mast, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Mast's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Mast is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Mast trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). On average, patients gave Dr. Mast a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mast include: Castle Connelly Top Doctor; America's Top Surgeons; and America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Miles's areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from 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). He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Chidgey is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. 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. Chidgey has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Frederick Alan Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Moore is a general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), appendectomy, and sepsis (blood poisoning). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Moore's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Appendicitis, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie Beth Conti, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Conti is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Her areas of clinical interest consist of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Conti 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. 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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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. She studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Tan's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and colostomy. Dr. Tan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is affiliated with 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)

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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.