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We found 29 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 general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Zephyrhills, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, and Tampa, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, Dr. Krishnaraj performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,540
  • Medicare Cost: $635
Dr. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
16622 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in New Port Richey, FL, Tampa, FL, and Trinity, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Latorre include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. The average patient rating for Dr. Latorre is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Latorre attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Latorre speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laser Surgery, Nose Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $549 - $11,181
  • Medicare Cost: $336 - $3,305
Dr. Richard M Gray, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gray, who practices in Tampa, FL and Zephyrhills, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Gray accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gray attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,132 - $1,215
  • Medicare Cost: $548 - $592
Dr. George Roberto Companioni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; #115
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. George Companioni works as an orthopedist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Companioni speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Companioni's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Naji Baddoura is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baddoura include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Baddoura highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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. Dr. Baddoura 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: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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 is an orthopedic traumatologist, orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ankle problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chan 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Chan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,250 - $1,310
  • Medicare Cost: $533 - $579
Dr. Michael Gerard Jackson, MD
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
16650 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jackson works as a midwife and OB/GYN in Tampa, FL. Dr. Jackson's areas of expertise consist of endometriosis, robotic surgery, and pelvic pain. 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 a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gonzalez is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez 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 the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,755
  • Medicare Cost: $361
Dr. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raterman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Raterman attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His professional 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

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,132 - $1,958
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
Dr. Stephen Ward Welden, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
18944 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Welden works as a general gynecologist in Lutz, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Welden include sexual dysfunction, infertility, and endometrial ablation. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Welden completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Welden is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women'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. Nadim Gaffar Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
14320 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nadim Khan's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests encompass electrophysiological (EP) study and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Khan graduated from Madras Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital North, Florida Medical Clinic, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $959 - $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $544 - $938
Dr. Thomas McCort Kerr, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
19185 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kerr specializes in vascular surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Tampa, FL and Lutz, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kerr is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kerr takes 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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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Venous Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,755
  • Medicare Cost: $348
Dr. Earl W McAllister, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Earl McAllister's medical specialty is surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal surgery and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. McAllister attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. McAllister is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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: Gastrointestinal Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,522
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Kevin J Makati, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 205
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Makati specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Makati performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Makati takes 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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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Ventricular Tachycardia, Implantable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,062 - $2,294
  • Medicare Cost: $307 - $850
Dr. Quan Dinh Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Quan Tran's medical specialty is surgery. In his practice, Dr. Tran focuses on robotic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $406
Dr. Olufunke Omodele Abiose, MD
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus; 2100 Via Bella Boulevard
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Olufunke Abiose's areas of specialization are midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology; she sees patients in Land O Lakes, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abiose attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Gynecologic Procedures, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Hormone Replacement ... (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.