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 physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. Dr. Beaver's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Beaver completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beaver takes. 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.

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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
Dr. Charles Thomas Klodell Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
6440 W Newberry Road; Suite 102
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Klodell, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His 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 EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Klodell graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Klodell trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. 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.

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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. Vincent Christopher Daniel, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Daniel works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Daniel attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daniel accepts.

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Clinical Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,075
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $915
Dr. Tiago Noguchi Machuca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100129
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Tiago Machuca is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, lung cancer, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Machuca is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He attended medical school at Federal University of Parana. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Machuca 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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Snyder's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Snyder studied medicine at 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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Gainesville, FL and Ocala, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Wright attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. 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 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 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

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-Ming Su sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is 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. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Su attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Su has received professional recognition including the following: 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
Dr. Vincent Gerard Bird, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Bird's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. Dr. Bird's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bird accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bird has received 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $7,133
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,313
Dr. Bruce Allen Mast, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Mast is a medical specialist in 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 graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mast honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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)

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

Dr. Joseph King is a hand surgeon, spine surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon in Gainesville, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. King include musculoskeletal problems. 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. He studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. King's training includes residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. 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. Jamie Beth Conti, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Conti's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Conti's areas of expertise 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. 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. Dr. Conti obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and 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.

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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. Larry Keith Chidgey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Larry Chidgey is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is 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. Dr. Chidgey attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $2,727
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $526
Dr. Sanda Aung Tan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sanda Tan specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and colostomy. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She accepts 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: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. John Davis is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. His clinical interests include pap test, contraception (birth control), and uterine prolapse. On average, patients gave Dr. Davis a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Davis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Davis's 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. He 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. Alan M Lessner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Alan Lessner's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Lessner's areas of expertise include eyelid retraction repair, juvederm, and ear lobe surgery. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Lessner attended medical school at Albany Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lessner honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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
Dr. Thomas Adam Burkart, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Burkart sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Burkart has indicated that his clinical interests include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), cardiac electrophysiological study, and ventricular tachycardia. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Arrhythmias, Cardiac Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $3,050 - $5,270
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $534 - $936

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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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