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We found 14 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 an orthopedic surgeon in Tampa, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Companioni's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Companioni completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Companioni honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. Alberto Jose Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
19185 N Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez is a vascular surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonzalez average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,755
  • Medicare Cost: $361
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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and hip problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 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. Dr. Chan 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. Thomas McCort Kerr, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
19185 N Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kerr works as a vascular surgeon and critical care specialist in Tampa, FL and Lutz, FL. Dr. Kerr is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kerr 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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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Venous Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,755
  • Medicare Cost: $348
Dr. Quan Dinh Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Quan Tran's specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tran attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is professionally 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. 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). He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Makati include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. The average patient rating for Dr. Makati is 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. 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. Allison Ilene Polender, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Allison Polender's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and incontinence. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Polender is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. For her professional training, Dr. Polender completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Polender at an average of 5.0 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.

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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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Wahba include essure, cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Wahba average 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. Wahba's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Wahba (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. 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: , 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 works as a general OB/GYN in Tampa, FL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Barreiro attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Barreiro's areas of expertise include the following: essure, cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Barreiro speaks 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. Pamela Dale Twitty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1908 Land O Lakes Boulevard
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Pamela Twitty is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her areas of expertise consist of robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Twitty's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Twitty (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Twitty's 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: 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 works as a general gynecologist in Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), nutrition counseling, and endometrial biopsy. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Gelpi accepts 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gelpi speaks 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: , 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 a physician who specializes in obstetrics. 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. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, 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)

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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's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery, sleep medicine, and otolaryngic allergy. 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Di Pasquale studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $224
  • Medicare Cost: $64
Dr. Asad Sawar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3010 E 138th Avenue; Suite 12
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Asad Sawar is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Sawar is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sawar takes.

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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.