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We found 97 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Largo, FL.

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

Dr. Joshua Rovin works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Rovin's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and pacemaker. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Northside Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. 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: , 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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Largo, FL and Dunedin, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gordon include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Ottawa Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,092
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Blaine Richard Heric, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Blaine Heric specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heric include minimally invasive surgery, bypass surgery, and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Heric accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Heric obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic.

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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 is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ofenloch include bypass surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ofenloch takes. Dr. Ofenloch graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Medical Group.

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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 practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tas is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Largo Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colon ... (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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morris's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Morris 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sharf is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sharf speaks Spanish. He 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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cottrell include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Cottrell attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Cottrell welcomes new patients.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,678 - $4,526
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
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 in Clearwater, FL and Trinity, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Pigeon (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Pigeon include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pigeon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Zuerndorfer include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors 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 Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Zuerndorfer's residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

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

Dr. Henry Hazlitt is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Hazlitt obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hazlitt include holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hazlitt is conversant in Spanish. He is 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

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $543 - $944
Dr. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12416 66th Street N; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Pagano attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shalin Satish Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Shalin Shah practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $544 - $1,050
  • Medicare Cost: $463 - $913
Dr. Christopher James Koebbe, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Koebbe specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, brain aneurysm, and skull base surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Koebbe's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Koebbe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, Scoliosis, Compression ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Piazza works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Piazza is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Piazza honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Shoulder Fracture, Disc Replacement, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,437
  • Medicare Cost: $481

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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.