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We found 73 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept MultiPlan 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. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and pacemaker. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rovin takes. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His professional 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. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite E
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon, who practices in Largo, FL and Dunedin, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Gordon's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Gordon performed his residency at The Ottawa Hospital.

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

Dr. John Ofenloch's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ofenloch include bypass surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Ofenloch is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Medical Group. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Ofenloch completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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 is a specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Tas takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency.

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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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Morris include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. Dr. Morris is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He takes 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 Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist 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, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sharf is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Sharf is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He honors 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: , 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cottrell attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cottrell is open to 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. 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. Dr. Zuerndorfer obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zuerndorfer include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zuerndorfer 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 affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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 hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Herrick's clinical interests: foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. 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. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Herrick attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,153
  • Medicare Cost: $487
Dr. Henry Andrew Hazlitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Henry Hazlitt is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Hazlitt studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of holter monitoring, pacemaker, and echocardiogram (echo). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hazlitt accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He 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

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $543 - $944
Dr. Richard George Pigeon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Pigeon's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Trinity, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pigeon's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Pigeon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12416 66th Street N; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pagano graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pagano trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Pagano is 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following 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. Ashraf Ahmed Ragab, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Ragab attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ragab has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ragab is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Piazza sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Piazza include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patient ratings for Dr. Piazza average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Piazza accepts 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: , 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
Dr. Yves Andre Gabriel, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Yves Gabriel is a vascular surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gabriel include leg pain, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gabriel honors. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Gabriel (or staff) is conversant in Haitian Creole and French.

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Clinical Interests: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Endovenous Laser Ablation, Varicose Veins, Leg Pain, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,362
  • Medicare Cost: $1,054

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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.