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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Companioni 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 completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Companioni attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Companioni speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and hip problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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 vascular surgery specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez is rated 5.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's 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's specialties are vascular surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In addition to English, Dr. Kerr speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Kerr is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kerr 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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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 is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Makati's clinical interests include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Dr. Makati studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. 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. Quan Dinh Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Quan Tran's area of specialization is surgery. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tran include robotic surgery. Dr. Tran is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Tran's training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. 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.

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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's areas of specialization are midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. She attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Abiose is 2.5 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. Abiose takes.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Gynecologic Procedures, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Allison Polender's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Polender include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and incontinence. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Polender graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. For her residency, Dr. Polender trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Polender's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors 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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Before completing her residency at Bayfront Medical Center, Dr. Wahba attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wahba include essure, cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wahba at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Wahba (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. 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: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Paul David Di Pasquale, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngic Allergy
2311 Cypress Cove; Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Paul Di Pasquale is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, sleep medicine, and otolaryngic allergy. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Di Pasquale is rated highly by his patients. He 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $224
  • Medicare Cost: $64
Dr. Judith Lee Barreiro, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Judith Barreiro's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Barreiro's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: essure, cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She 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. Barreiro obtained her medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Pamela Twitty's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). These areas are among Dr. Twitty's clinical interests: robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Twitty takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Twitty (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and 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: , 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 medical specialist in general gynecology. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), nutrition counseling, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Gelpi'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. Dr. Gelpi graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is conversant in 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: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

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

Dr. Karolina Borodo is an obstetrics specialist. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Borodo include essure, labiaplasty, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Polish. Dr. Borodo'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: , 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 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. Dr. Sawar's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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.