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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Krishnaraj studied medicine at Madras Medical College. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He 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 affiliated with Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Latorre is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. 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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gray has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gray 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. In Dr. Companioni's practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Companioni accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He welcomes 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 Tampa, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. 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. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Baddoura an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baddoura (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Baddoura's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as an orthopedic trauma specialist, orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Chan's clinical interests include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and hip problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chan 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)

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 midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Jackson studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of endometriosis, robotic surgery, and pelvic pain. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonzalez average 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 studied medicine at 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Wesley Chapel, FL, Tampa, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Raterman is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Raterman 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.

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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 is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Lutz, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Welden include sexual dysfunction, infertility, and endometrial ablation. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Welden accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Welden attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. His 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, 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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise consist of electrophysiological (EP) study and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Khan graduated from Madras Medical College. Dr. Khan's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a vascular surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Kerr is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kerr graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kerr trained at Temple University Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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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. 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) in Lutz, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Makati's clinical interests: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He accepts 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 Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Makati attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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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 is a surgery specialist. He is conversant in Vietnamese. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Tran is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Tran's education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He accepts 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: 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, who practices in Land O Lakes, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL, is a medical specialist in midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Abiose is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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)

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

Dr. Earl McAllister is a surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. McAllister's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal surgery and robotic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. McAllister is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. McAllister studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally 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.