We found 82 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Cigna near Largo, FL.

Dr. Joshua David Rovin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Rovin is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. In Dr. Rovin's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Abdominal Surgery, Lung Resection, Pacemaker, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1345 W Bay Drive; Suite 304
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Before completing his residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Winton attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winton takes.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite E
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Largo, FL and Dunedin, FL. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gordon completed a residency program at The Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Gordon's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Biopsy, Bowel Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,092
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr. Blaine Richard Heric, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Blaine Heric is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, bypass surgery, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Heric accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heric attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lung Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Charles Ofenloch, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. John Ofenloch practices cardiothoracic surgery in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ofenloch include bypass surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Ofenloch graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Ofenloch 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sebastian M Tas, DO
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Wound Care
1258 West Bay Drive; Suite D
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sebastian Tas specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery and practices in Largo, FL. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tas honors. After attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Ragab
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in spine surgery, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ragab at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. 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. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ragab is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Featured Message: Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Morris's clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Morris obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Wayne Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Sharf attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and orthopedic surgery. He honors 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. Sharf is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Strains, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. William Charles Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Cottrell practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Clearwater, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cottrell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cottrell has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $2,678 - $4,526
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
Dr. Bansal
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal works as an alternative medicine practitioner, orthopedist, and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Bansal is especially interested in sports health and shoulder problems. 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 studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Bansal's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Featured Message: Tampa Bay Rowdies Team Doctor

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zuerndorfer 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Herrick's areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. 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. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,153
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487
Dr. Richard George Pigeon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Pigeon is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Clinical interests for Dr. Pigeon include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pigeon honors. Dr. Pigeon (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

Dr. Henry Andrew Hazlitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Henry Hazlitt works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Clearwater, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Hazlitt's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hazlitt is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 66
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $543 - $944
Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter works as an orthopedic surgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hayter accepts. Dr. Hayter graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (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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