We found 30 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Silver near Lutz, FL.

Dr. Pandrurangan Nmi Krishnaraj, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2318 Cypress Cove; Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Pandurangan Krishnaraj is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Krishnaraj's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $1,540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $635
Dr. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
16622 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Latorre include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include the University Community Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Florida Medical Clinic. He 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. Dr. Latorre studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Latorre trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Latorre speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. George Companioni's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Companioni is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Companioni's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic 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. Dr. Companioni attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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 rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baddoura's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, 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. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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. Richard M Gray, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gray works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Gray speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients gave him an average 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 accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez specializes in vascular surgery. Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school 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. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

Dr. Stephen Welden's specialty is general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Welden include sexual dysfunction, infertility, and endometrial ablation. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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. 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 specializes in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine and practices in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. 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. Dr. Chan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. Quan Dinh Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Quan Tran is a specialist in surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Tran attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. 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.

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

Dr. Stephen Raterman is an orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Raterman's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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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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 M Kerr, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
19185 N Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kerr is a vascular surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Kerr 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 a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. 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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). The average patient rating for Dr. Makati is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. Dr. Makati 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. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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. Paul David Di Pasquale, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
2311 Cypress Cove; Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Paul Di Pasquale sees patients in Wesley Chapel, FL. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Di Pasquale's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in nose surgery and botox injection. 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 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Di Pasquale's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU).

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Clinical Interests: Botox Injection, Nose Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $224
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $64
Dr. Dennis Edward Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Jones is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brooke Army Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Mark J Yockey, MD
Specializes in Urology
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Yockey sees patients in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and robotic surgery. 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. Dr. Yockey graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Michael Jackson is a midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Jackson's clinical interests include endometriosis, robotic surgery, and pelvic pain. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He takes 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.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, 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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