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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klodell include lung cancer, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and lung surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Klodell honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Klodell 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.

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

Dr. Thomas Beaver is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Beaver's clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Beaver completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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.

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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. Cary Howard Meyers, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Cary Meyers is a cardiac surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. He 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's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Daniel's clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Dr. Daniel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. Jeffery Snyder practices cardiothoracic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, lung cancer, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Machuca takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine 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 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's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. 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. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wright 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. Li-Ming Ming Su, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Li-Ming Su is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Su include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. Dr. Su accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Su attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Su has received professional recognition including the following: Distinguished Customer Service Award, UF Health, Gainesville, FL. His 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Bird include laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. Dr. Bird 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 EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bird 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. Bruce Allen Mast, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Mast, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mast average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mast include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Mast 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. Mast accepts. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Mast completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received distinctions including 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, Implant Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable ... (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 physician who specializes in hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. King has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. King graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. King trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. King takes 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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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 specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Conti include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. Dr. Conti 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. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Emory University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her professional 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, 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 surgical oncologist and colon and rectal surgeon. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Tan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and colostomy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Alan Lessner specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Lessner's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in plastic surgery procedures. 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. He graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Lessner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. 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: Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,695
  • Medicare Cost: $464
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. Dr. Chidgey is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,727
  • Medicare Cost: $526
Dr. R David Anderson, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. R. Anderson works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Anderson's areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), coronary artery disease, and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Anderson attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He accepts 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.