We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCare All Copay 1565 near Hudson, FL.

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

Dr. Michael Wahl is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 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. He obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rattehalli honors.

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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hudson, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Ilalov 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 New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. 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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Eberbach include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Eberbach has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Giannakopoulos works as a neurosurgeon in Port Richey, FL. Dr. Giannakopoulos has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Giannakopoulos include back pain, neck pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Giannakopoulos's residency was performed 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 J Katz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14153 Yosemite Drive; Suite 103
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Richard Katz is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, injuries, and arthritis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz honors. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Katz attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $3,095 - $3,635
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $91 - $495
Dr. Joseph R Steiniger, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11031 Us Highway 19; Building 1
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Steiniger works as an otolaryngologist. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Steiniger completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. He has a special interest in thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Steiniger is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $612 - $642
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $354 - $363
Dr. Andrew Sean Mallon, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
11031 Us Hwy 19; Suite 104
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Mallon practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mallon graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mallon is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

Dr. Darshan V Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7614 Jacque Road; Suite C
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Darshan Patel sees patients in Palm Harbor, FL and Hudson, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Patel has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $802
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $512
Dr. Luis R 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. Patients gave Dr. Annoni-Suau an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Annoni-Suau speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 70
  • Charge (avg.): $980 - $1,920
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487 - $950

Specializes in Otolaryngology
13910 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 120
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Gaither Davis' medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Davis's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes 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 Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $622 - $646
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $323 - $344
Dr. Hemant N Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shah at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Government Medical College. He completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

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

Dr. Kenneth H Yamamura, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 310
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Yamamura is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Yamamura's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. 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. Yamamura is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Holter Monitoring, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $980 - $1,922
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487 - $917
Dr. Arthur L Verga, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
7543 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Verga is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Hudson, FL. Dr. Verga's areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, colorectal surgery procedures, and bypass surgery. He graduated from Kasturba Medical College. He trained at Booth Memorial Hospital for his residency. Patients gave Dr. Verga an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verga takes.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr. Jared Conte Frattini, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
7463 State Road 52
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Jared Frattini's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Hudson, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Frattini is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Frattini attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Alexander John Pappas
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7544 Jacque Road
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Pappas' areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Hudson, FL. Dr. Pappas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at West Houston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Orthotics, Heel Surgery, Plantar Fasciotomy, Plantar Fasciitis, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Hammer ... (Read more)

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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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