We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept MyBlue Gold 1605 near Lutz, FL.

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Dr. George R Companioni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; #115
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. George Companioni specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Companioni speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Companioni honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Tampa, FL and Lutz, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,755
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $361
Dr. Quan Dinh Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Quan Tran is a surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Tran's clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. 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. Dr. Tran is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and 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. Kevin J Makati, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 205
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Makati's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Makati include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Makati 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: 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. 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 a specialist in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. The average patient rating for Dr. Chan is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan 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 Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency. Dr. Chan speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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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. 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 surgery and otolaryngic allergy specialist in Wesley Chapel, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Di Pasquale is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in nose surgery and botox injection. Dr. Di Pasquale honors 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 Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Di Pasquale attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. Dennis Edward Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Jones practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Allison Polender works as a general OB/GYN in Tampa, FL. These areas are among Dr. Polender's clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, incontinence, and infertility. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts 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: Infertility, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Deborah Cohen practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include essure, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. 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 graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

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

Dr. Karolina Borodo is a specialist in obstetrics. She works in Lutz, FL. She speaks Polish. Dr. Borodo's areas of expertise include the following: essure, labiaplasty, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Borodo trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for her residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borodo takes.

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

Dr. Irene Wahba is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include essure, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Wahba's average rating from her patients is 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. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Wahba's medical residency was performed at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Wahba (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, 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, Labiaplasty, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Anton Weber, MD
Specializes in Urology
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 206
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Weber is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of urologic (genitourinary) disorders and 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 South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Weber completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Treatment, Urologic Disorders, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Judith Barreiro is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Barreiro attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Barreiro's areas of expertise include the following: essure, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barreiro 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 Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Twitty attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Twitty (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Twitty is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, 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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gelpi include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), nutrition counseling, and endometrial biopsy. 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. Gelpi is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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. Asad Sawar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3010 East 138th Avenue; Suite 12
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Asad Sawar's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. Dr. Sawar's professional affiliations include Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • 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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