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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krishnaraj takes. He graduated from Madras Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Krishnaraj trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Tampa, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Trinity, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Latorre is affiliated with the University Community Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and Community Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Latorre completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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.

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

Dr. Naji Baddoura's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Baddoura an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Baddoura (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is 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, 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Companioni is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Companioni 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 honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at 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). In addition to English, he speaks 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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Tampa, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Gray speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Gray is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gray takes 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: , 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's area of specialization is general gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Welden include sexual dysfunction, infertility, and endometrial ablation. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Welden accepts. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is 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's specialty is vascular surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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: 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's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Chan is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Chan is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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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's areas of specialization are midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jackson include endometriosis, robotic surgery, and pelvic pain. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Jackson is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Raterman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raterman is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Raterman 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 attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia.

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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, who practices in Tampa, FL and Lutz, FL, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kerr's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Kerr trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. 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 Lutz, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Makati has a special interest in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. 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 Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program.

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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 works as a surgeon. In Dr. Tran's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Tran attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Guttentag include sports health, total knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Polender's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, incontinence, and infertility. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Polender is 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. Polender honors.

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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 specializes in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McAllister include gastrointestinal surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. McAllister is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. 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. Dr. McAllister graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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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