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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. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Krishnaraj is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Latorre attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. The average patient rating for Dr. Latorre is 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Latorre 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Gray is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Gray is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gray attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Gray speaks Spanish.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon in Tampa, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Companioni's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Companioni completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Companioni honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Baddoura's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baddoura is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Baddoura completed residency programs 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, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez is a vascular surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonzalez average 5.0 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 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 Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,755
  • Medicare Cost: $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 is a specialist in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and hip problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chan 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 is a medical specialist in midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jackson include endometriosis, robotic surgery, and pelvic pain. Dr. Jackson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 Ward Welden, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
18944 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Welden specializes in general gynecology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Welden include sexual dysfunction, infertility, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Welden is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Welden takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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

Dr. Stephen Raterman's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Raterman 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. Raterman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Thomas McCort Kerr, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
19185 N Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kerr works as a vascular surgeon and critical care specialist in Tampa, FL and Lutz, FL. Dr. Kerr is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kerr accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Quan Tran's specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tran attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is professionally 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. Kevin J Makati, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 205
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Makati practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Makati include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. The average patient rating for Dr. Makati is 5.0 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, 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

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,062 - $2,294
  • Medicare Cost: $307 - $850
Dr. Ira Jay Guttentag, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ira Guttentag is an orthopedist in Tampa, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Guttentag's areas of expertise include the following: sports health, total knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Guttentag is professionally 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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 98
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,132 - $1,990
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,120
Dr. Allison Ilene Polender, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Allison Polender's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and incontinence. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Polender is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. For her professional training, Dr. Polender completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Polender at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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 gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Infertility, 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 specializes in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. McAllister 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. McAllister studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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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

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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.