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We found 62 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Thomas Beaver practices cardiothoracic surgery in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. Dr. Beaver is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Exemplary Teachers Award, University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida Medical Association President's Humanitarian Award for Service in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Beaver's 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

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,949
  • Medicare Cost: $1,250
Dr. Charles Thomas Klodell Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Klodell is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Klodell's clinical interests include lung cancer, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and lung surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Klodell trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for his residency. He 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.

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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. 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. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Meyers attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Meyers has a special interest in lung surgery, heart valve surgery, and ventricular assist device (VAD). 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 has received distinctions including "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 in Gainesville, FL. In his practice, Dr. Daniel focuses on esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Dr. Daniel 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. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is 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 General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1151 Nw 64th Terrace
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Richard Proia works as a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon in Gainesville, FL. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Proia's residency was performed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MyBlue, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $664 - $4,052
  • Medicare Cost: $150 - $832
Dr. Tiago Noguchi Machuca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100129
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Tiago Machuca is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, lung cancer, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Machuca is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He studied medicine at Federal University of Parana. Dr. Machuca accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: 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 and practices in Gainesville, FL and Ocala, FL. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. 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. Wright attended medical school 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. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society). Dr. Wright is professionally 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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mast include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He 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. Dr. Mast attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the following distinctions: 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, 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 is a specialist in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. King speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. King 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: , 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 medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. Dr. Bird is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Bird attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Bird's 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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and pacemaker. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miles's education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Miles 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. He speaks Spanish. He 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, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,023
  • Medicare Cost: $510
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 intensive care specialist. Dr. Moore's areas of expertise include the following: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), appendectomy, and sepsis (blood poisoning). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Moore trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Appendicitis, Open Gallbladder Removal, Hernia, Sepsis, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (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 Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Chidgey honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among her clinical interests: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. Dr. Conti is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. Dr. Conti 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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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. Anthony Alexander Bavry, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Bavry is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bavry include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary artery disease. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Bavry graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bavry trained at the University Medical Center, Tucson. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Peripheral Artery Disease, Leg Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,954
  • Medicare Cost: $1,320
Dr. R David Anderson, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. R. Anderson practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), coronary artery disease, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Anderson's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. 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.

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Clinical Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Peripheral Artery Disease, Leg Problems, Cardiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,924
  • Medicare Cost: $1,315

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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.