We found 75 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 works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beaver include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beaver 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 speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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
6440 W Newberry Road; Suite 102
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Klodell is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Klodell takes 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 professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Medical Society; and Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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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' medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Dr. Meyers's areas of expertise include the following: lung surgery, heart valve surgery, and ventricular assist device (VAD). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Meyers include: "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.

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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 practices cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Daniel's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer and lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Daniel attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. 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 Cardiothoracic Surgery
1121 Nw 64th Terrace; Suite B
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Snyder specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices 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. Dr. Snyder studied medicine 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 sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, lung cancer, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). 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. Dr. Machuca attended medical school at Federal University of Parana. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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

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 surgeon and orthopedist in Gainesville, FL and Ocala, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Wright 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. Wright accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Wright has received include 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 specializes in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. King include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. King is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. King 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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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Su include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. Dr. Su takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Distinguished Customer Service Award, UF Health, Gainesville, FL. Dr. Su's hospital/clinic 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Bird average 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bird include laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Bird 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. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. 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.

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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Mast is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mast include: 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. Larry Keith Chidgey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Larry Chidgey sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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. 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). After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, 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. Dr. Conti's areas of expertise include the following: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. She 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. Conti 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 is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and colostomy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Tan attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Anthony Alexander Bavry, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Bavry's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among Dr. Bavry's clinical interests: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), hypertension (high blood pressure), and coronary artery disease. 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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bavry studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University Medical Center, Tucson.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise consist of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), coronary artery disease, and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Anderson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Anderson attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson'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: 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.