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

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. 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. 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. 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. 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)

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

Dr. Allison Polender, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Polender include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and incontinence. Dr. Polender is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient ratings for Dr. Polender average 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Infertility, 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, who practices in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wahba's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include essure, cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She 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. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Bayfront Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Wahba (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Wahba 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: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

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

Dr. Judith Barreiro specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tampa, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Barreiro include essure, cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Barreiro's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Barreiro's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), nutrition counseling, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Gelpi is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Gelpi 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: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pamela Twitty's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Twitty is especially interested in robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Twitty attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Twitty (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngic Allergy
2311 Cypress Cove; Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Paul Di Pasquale practices facial plastic surgery, sleep medicine, and otolaryngic allergy in Wesley Chapel, FL. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Di Pasquale's average rating from his patients 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $224
  • Medicare Cost: $64
Dr. Karolina Maria Borodo, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
1908 Land O Lakes Boulevard
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Karolina Borodo's specialty is obstetrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: essure, labiaplasty, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Borodo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Polish. She 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: , 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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Sawar 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,069
  • Medicare Cost: $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.