We found 28 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry near Lutz, FL.

Dr. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
16622 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Latorre's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Latorre takes. Dr. Latorre is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Latorre is professionally affiliated with the University Community Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Brow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 57
  • Charge (avg.): $549 - $11,181
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $336 - $3,305
Dr. Edward S Homan Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13000 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edward Homan's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Homan's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, Dr. Homan speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naji Kamal Baddoura, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
14434 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Naji Baddoura practices plastic surgery in Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Baddoura is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Baddoura (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. George Roberto Companioni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; #115
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. George Companioni's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Companioni takes. Dr. Companioni is open to new patients. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems

Dr. Richard M Gray, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gray is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Gray speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gray include arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Gray studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gray takes.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Knee Replacement, Upper Extremity Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Stephen Ward Welden, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
18944 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Welden is a general gynecologist. Dr. Welden's areas of expertise include sexual dysfunction, infertility, and endometrial ablation. The average patient rating for Dr. Welden is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Welden attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Jose Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
19185 N Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Gonzalez studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonzalez average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez is in-network 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

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Aortic Aneurysm, Atherectomy, Varicose Veins, Leg Pain, Carotid Artery Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,755
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $361
Dr. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
4211 Vandyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. John Chan practices orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan's clinical interests include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. 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 a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In addition to English, Dr. Chan speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Gerard Jackson, MD
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
16650 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jackson is a physician who specializes in midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. In Dr. Jackson's practice, he is particularly interested in endometriosis, robotic surgery, and pelvic pain. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Jackson is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Raterman is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Raterman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Raterman is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raterman takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $1,132 - $1,958
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
Dr. Thomas McCort Kerr, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
19185 N Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kerr's medical specialty is vascular surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Patients rated Dr. Kerr highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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. Kerr is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kerr trained at Temple University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Venous Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,755
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $348
Dr. Kevin J Makati, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 205
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Makati is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Makati attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Makati accepts.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Ventricular Tachycardia, Implantable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 77
  • Charge (avg.): $1,062 - $2,294
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $307 - $850
Dr. Quan Dinh Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Quan Tran practices surgery in Lutz, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include robotic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Tran is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Tran's training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. He speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $406
Dr. Ira Jay Guttentag, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ira Guttentag specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, total knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Guttentag is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Guttentag is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

Dr. Allison Ilene Polender, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Allison Polender is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Tampa, FL. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, incontinence, and infertility. Dr. Polender honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Polender's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Earl W McAllister, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Earl McAllister is a surgeon and intensivist. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. McAllister's areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal surgery and robotic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McAllister accepts. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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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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