We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCare All Copay 1565 near Hudson, FL.

Dr. Michael Joseph Wahl, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
13910 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 140
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Michael Wahl is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. Dr. Wahl honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Replacement, Endocarditis, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Narayana Murthy S Satyamurthy Rattehalli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Other
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 320
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Narayana Rattehalli is a cardiac surgery specialist in Hudson, FL. Dr. Rattehalli honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS wedge resection, VATS segmentectomy, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Maze Procedure, Stent Placement, Spider ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirill F Ilalov, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7544 Jacque Road
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Kirill Ilalov's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ilalov include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine 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. Dr. Ilalov is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Allen Eberbach, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
14012 Us Highway 19
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Mark Eberbach's specialty is plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Eberbach attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Eberbach an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eberbach's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Dimitrios Giannakopoulos, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
11425 Us Hwy 19
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. George Giannakopoulos practices neurosurgery. His clinical interests include back pain, neck pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Giannakopoulos is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Giannakopoulos obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, Physical Therapy Treatment, Spinal Stenosis, Back Pain, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Jay Katz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14153 Yosemite Drive; Suite 103
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Richard Katz's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, injuries, and arthritis. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Fractures, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Injuries

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,095 - $3,647
  • Medicare Cost: $91 - $495
Dr. Darshan V Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7614 Jacque Road; Suite C
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Darshan Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Patel is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $802
  • Medicare Cost: $512
Dr. Hemant Nathubhai Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah works as an internist in Holiday, FL and Port Richey, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College and performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Diabetes, Abscess ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis Roberto Annoni-Suau, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 310
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Luis Annoni-Suau practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Annoni-Suau has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $980 - $1,920
  • Medicare Cost: $487 - $950
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
7515 State Road 52; Suite 102
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Palmer works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Brooksville, FL, Spring Hill, FL, and Hudson, FL. Dr. Palmer graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,559 - $1,582
  • Medicare Cost: $686 - $758
Dr. Kenneth Herbert Yamamura, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 310
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Yamamura's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Yamamura's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Yamamura's professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $980 - $1,922
  • Medicare Cost: $487 - $917
Dr. Joseph Robert Steiniger, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11031 Us Highway 19; Building 1
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Steiniger is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Port Richey, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Steiniger's clinical interests include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Steiniger attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Steiniger's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $612 - $642
  • Medicare Cost: $354 - $363
Dr. Arthur L Verga, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
7543 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Verga is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Verga attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Booth Memorial Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, colorectal surgery procedures, and bypass surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Verga average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Andrew Sean Mallon, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
11031 Us Hwy 19; Suite 104
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Mallon specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in Port Richey, FL and Clearwater, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mallon is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Dizziness, Bronchoscopy, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jared Preston Salinsky, MD, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7544 Jacque Road
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Jared Salinsky specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hudson, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. Dr. Salinsky is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Salinsky include arthroscopic surgery and shoulder problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Salinsky is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Salinsky's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $930 - $3,290
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $429
Dr. Jared Conte Frattini, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
7463 State Road 52
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Jared Frattini works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Frattini highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program.

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Clinical Interests: Polyps, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Mastectomy, Colon Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400
  • Medicare Cost: $697

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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.