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

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

Dr. Thomas Beaver is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Gainesville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Beaver include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. 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. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Beaver 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. He speaks Spanish. He 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: 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 is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Klodell attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Medical Society; and Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Dr. Daniel is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Daniel completed residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Daniel honors 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: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,075
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $915

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

Dr. Jeffrey Snyder practices cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Snyder takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school 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. Tiago Noguchi Machuca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100129
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Tiago Machuca is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He studied medicine at Federal University of Parana. He has a special interest in lung transplant, lung cancer, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Machuca honors 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: Intuitive Robotic Surgery Fellowship from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Machuca 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 medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wright's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Wright has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society). He is 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

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

Dr. Joseph King's specialties are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. King include musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. King's education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. 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. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Su performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Distinguished Customer Service Award, UF Health, Gainesville, FL. He is affiliated with 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

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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bird's 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. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bird honors. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. 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

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 practices plastic surgery in Gainesville, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Mast is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Mast is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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)

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

Dr. Larry Chidgey is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. 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. Dr. Chidgey has received professional recognition including the following: Nominee for College of Medicine Basic Science and Clinic Science Teacher of the year, .. Dr. Chidgey is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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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 specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Her areas of expertise include 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. Before completing 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 attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She honors 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $5,236
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $937
Dr. Sanda Aung Tan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sanda Tan sees patients in Gainesville, FL. Her medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and colostomy. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her professional affiliations include 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. John D Davis, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. John Davis' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Davis's clinical interests include pap test, contraception (birth control), and uterine prolapse. Patient ratings for Dr. Davis average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Davis obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine 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 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. Rene Przkora, PhD, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
720 Sw 2nd Avenue; Suite 101
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Rene Przkora is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Gainesville, FL. He speaks German. Dr. Przkora's areas of expertise include the following: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), leg pain, and general anesthesia. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Przkora attended the University of Wurzburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Przkora has received include Singleton Society - 2nd place Clinical Research; Gulf Anesthesia Association Resident Competition: 3rd place Original Research; and Gulf Anesthesia Association Resident Competition: 1st place Review. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Headache, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Complex Regional Pain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Lessner is an oculoplastic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include eyelid retraction repair, juvederm, and ear lobe surgery. Dr. Lessner is an in-network provider 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 Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Lessner is 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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