We found 62 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Gainesville, FL.

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

Dr. Thomas Beaver is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He is a graduate of 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. His areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. 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

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
6440 W Newberry Road; Suite 102
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Klodell is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Klodell honors 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $4,927
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,147
Dr. Tiago Noguchi Machuca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100129
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Tiago Machuca is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Machuca has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, lung cancer, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Machuca honors. He is a graduate of Federal University of Parana. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Snyder works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Gainesville, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snyder accepts. He is a graduate of 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Wright 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 Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinctions: 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: , 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
Dr. Li-Ming Ming Su, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Li Su is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. Dr. Su's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He 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

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

Dr. Joseph King, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. King's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. King accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. King is professionally 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. Sanda A Tan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sanda Tan works as a surgical oncologist and colon and rectal surgeon. Her areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Tan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Gainesville, FL. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Chidgey 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. He has received the distinction of 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

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). Dr. Conti is especially interested in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and 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 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, 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. Bruce Allen Mast, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Mast's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mast takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Chasen Ashley Croft, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Chasen Croft is a medical specialist in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), appendectomy, and sepsis (blood poisoning). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Croft studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Croft has received professional recognition including the following: Southeastern Surgical Congress Resident Research Gold Medal Forum Winner.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

Dr. John D Davis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. John Davis' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davis include pap test, contraception (birth control), and uterine prolapse. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His distinctions include: Exemplary Teacher Award,; University of Florida College of Medicine; annually since; Selected Member, Society of Teaching Scholars;; University of Florida College of Medicine; and Best Doctors in America;; 2001-Current. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Uterine Prolapse, Cervical Dysplasia, Urinary Incontinence, Contraception, Family ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Eric Friedman, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Room 6165
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Friedman practices surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include endoscopy and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). 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. Friedman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical Interests: Endoscopy, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 37
  • Charge (avg.): $4,228 - $8,510
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,068 - $1,642
Dr. Hari Kiran Parvataneni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Hari Parvataneni's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Parvataneni's clinical interests encompass partial knee replacement and minimally invasive hip replacement. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr. Parvataneni performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. His distinctions include: Teacher of the Year by the University of Florida Orthopaedic Residency Program.; 2015: UFHealth Physician Customer Service Award; and 2015: Exemplary Teacher Award, University of Florida..

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement

All Interests: Partial Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. Alan M Lessner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Alan Lessner's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lessner include eyelid retraction repair, juvederm, and ear lobe surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lessner takes. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Juvederm, Forehead Lift, Brow Lift, Restylane, Ear Lobe ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,695
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $464

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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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