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We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry Gold 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 graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Wahl 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: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Kirill Ilalov is a Hudson, FL physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. He is especially interested in back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Ilalov accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in 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. George S Kardashian, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7544 Jacque Road
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. George Kardashian is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kardashian's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,654
  • Medicare Cost: $501
Dr. Raul A Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 310
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Raul Jimenez's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among Dr. Jimenez's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. Dr. Jimenez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jimenez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For Dr. Jimenez's residency, Dr. Jimenez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Jimenez is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Flu Shot, Erythropoietin Test, Allergies, Contraception, Holter Monitoring, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,017 - $1,923
  • Medicare Cost: $548 - $946
Dr. Richard Jay Katz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14153 Yosemite Drive; Suite 103
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Richard Katz's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Katz include carpal tunnel surgery, injuries, and arthritis. Dr. Katz attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He accepts 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: , 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. Luis Roberto Annoni-Suau, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
14100 Fivay Road; Suite 310
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Luis Annoni-Suau sees patients in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Annoni-Suau has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. 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. In addition to English, 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's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Brooksville, FL, Spring Hill, FL, and Hudson, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Dr. Palmer studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Palmer average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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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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, who practices in Hudson, FL and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and pacemaker. He 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. Yamamura obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Hemant Nathubhai Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Government Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

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

Dr. Joseph Robert Steiniger, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11031 Us Highway 19; Building 1
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Steiniger specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Steiniger's clinical interests encompass thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. 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. Dr. Steiniger graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He is 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

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $612 - $642
  • Medicare Cost: $354 - $363
Dr. Jared Preston Salinsky, MD, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7544 Jacque Road
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Jared Salinsky is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Hudson, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salinsky include arthroscopic surgery and shoulder problems. 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. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Salinsky is affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Frattini 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 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: 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
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. The average patient rating for Dr. Verga is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include breast biopsy, colorectal surgery procedures, and bypass surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Verga is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College and a graduate of Booth Memorial Hospital's residency program.

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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. David Charles Hood, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
11031 Us Highway 19; Building I, Suite 104
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Hood's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hood include thyroid problems, sleep apnea, and head and neck cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hood accepts. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Hood's professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant 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

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $606
  • Medicare Cost: $344
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
13910 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 120
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Gaither Davis is an otolaryngologist in Hudson, FL. Dr. Davis studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $622 - $646
  • Medicare Cost: $323 - $344
Dr. Andrew Sean Mallon, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
11031 Us Hwy 19; Suite 104
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Mallon works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in Port Richey, FL and Clearwater, FL. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mallon takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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)

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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.