We found 63 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueSelect All Copay near Panama City, FL.

Dr. Richard Lark Dicicco, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 160
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Dicicco practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a special interest in gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dicicco attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Charles Nicholas Paidas, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1 Tampa General Circle; Room G-441
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Paidas specializes in pediatric surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Paidas's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Paidas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Paidas has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Hyperhidrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Trauma

Dr. David Joseph Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; South Tampa Center 7th Floor, Usf
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hernandez practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hernandez include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Hernandez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hernandez has received include CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,776
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $851
Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 Armenia Avenue; #200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad practices adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Sayad include atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Sayad 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. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Sayad attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. In addition to English, Dr. Sayad speaks Arabic.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Stress ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $998
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $513
Dr. Dana Marie Coberly, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
603 South Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dana Coberly practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coberly include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Coberly's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). She attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Coberly average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Coberly takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Julian Hirschfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
Suite 260, Office of Dr Joseph J Hirschfeld; 3000 E Fletcher
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirschfeld include thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hirschfeld is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 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. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hirschfeld's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shayne Mark Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2 Tampa General Circle; 6th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Plosker's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Plosker's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Plosker attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Plosker include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; President's Club of the University of South Florida, President's Council; and US News & World Report Top 10% of Doctors, Nationwide.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Andrew Harrington, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harrington is a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Harrington's hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harrington completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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. Harrington has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Tampa, FL. Dr. Nofsinger is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. 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. Dr. Nofsinger attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Swedish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,496
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,130
Dr. Jorge Luis Lockhart, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6, Usf Department of Urology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Lockhart is an urologist in Tampa, FL. These areas are among Dr. Lockhart's clinical interests: bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. 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. For his residency, Dr. Lockhart trained at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Physician of the Year, Moffitt Cancer Center; Member of Honor, Confederacion Americana de urologica (CAU); and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Lockhart's professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $826 - $2,776
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $252 - $851
Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive - Mdc 106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Leffers's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leffers honors. Dr. Leffers obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Brown Farrior III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5 Tampa Genreal Circle; Suite 520
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Farrior sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Farrior an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Farrior has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $212
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $89
Dr. Mark Allen Mighell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
909 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Mighell is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mighell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Mighell attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 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. Mighell honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $1,509 - $5,528
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $179 - $1,130
Dr. Janet Inhyung Lee, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Janet Lee is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lee honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Ear Problems, Brow Lift, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanders Honggook Chae, JD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sanders Chae is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Chae include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Dr. Chae is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chae is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Catheter Ablation, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 67
  • Charge (avg.): $1,700 - $2,921
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $553 - $959
Dr. Frank D Mastandrea, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
4710 N. Habana Avenue; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frank Mastandrea is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Mastandrea include prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 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 education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Mastandrea speaks Spanish. 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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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Biofeedback, ... (Read more)

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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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