We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept MyBlue Gold 1605 near Lutz, FL.

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. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Companioni trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Companioni include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Companioni average 2.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Companioni speaks Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez's specialty is vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gonzalez is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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. He 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. Dennis Edward Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Jones' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Jones's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Jones 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: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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, who practices in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His average patient rating is 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. Quan Dinh Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Quan Tran's medical specialty is surgery. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Tran attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Tran has a special interest in robotic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tran accepts. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $406
Dr. Thomas M Kerr, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
19185 N Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kerr practices vascular surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Kerr attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Makati include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Makati studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His professional 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

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 is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngic allergist in Wesley Chapel, FL. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Di Pasquale include nose surgery and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Di Pasquale is 5.0 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.

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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. Allison Ilene Polender, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Allison Polender is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Polender attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, incontinence, and infertility. Dr. Polender's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Polender takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She 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, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene N Wahba, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1908 Land O Lakes Boulevard
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Irene Wahba practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wahba's areas of expertise include the following: essure, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Wahba is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wahba graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Bayfront Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Wahba (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Her 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: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Cryosurgery, Labiaplasty, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith L Barreiro, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Judith Barreiro is a general OB/GYN in Tampa, FL. Dr. Barreiro graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her areas of expertise include the following: essure, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 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. Dr. Barreiro is conversant in Spanish. Her 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: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Cryosurgery, Labiaplasty, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela D Twitty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1908 Land O Lakes Boulevard
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Pamela Twitty's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Twitty include robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Twitty's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Twitty (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. Her 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: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Margarita Gelpi, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 104
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Margarita Gelpi is a general gynecology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Gelpi average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gelpi include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), nutrition counseling, and endometrial biopsy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gelpi 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: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karolina M Borodo, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
1908 Land O Lakes Boulevard
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Karolina Borodo sees patients in Lutz, FL. Her medical specialty is obstetrics. Dr. Borodo's areas of expertise include the following: essure, labiaplasty, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Borodo completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. She speaks Polish. Her 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: Labiaplasty, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Essure, Urodynamics, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Asad Sawar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3010 E 138th Avenue; Suite 12
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Asad Sawar, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sawar 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 is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,069
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $542

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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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