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Dr. Michel M El-Murr, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Hmt Suite 410
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michel El-Murr is a bariatric surgeon in Tampa, FL. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. Dr. El-Murr is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. El-Murr has received include USF Research Day: Outstanding Resident Research, University of South Florida; USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, Univeristy of South Florida; and USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, University of South Florida. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,227 - $5,731
  • Medicare Cost: $349 - $1,839
Dr. Richard Lark Dicicco, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 160
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Dicicco, who practices in Tampa, FL, Dade City, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Dicicco's clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. 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. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore's residency program. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, 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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,039
  • Medicare Cost: $390
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. Dr. Paidas has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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 open to new patients. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Dr. Paidas has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
2835 W De Leon Street; Suite 102
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gary Dworkin specializes in vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. 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. Dworkin is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,733
  • Medicare Cost: $662
Dr. David Joseph Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; South Tampa Center 7th Floor, Usf
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hernandez is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). 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 is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Hernandez attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 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.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,776
  • Medicare Cost: $851
Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 Armenia Avenue; #200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad works as an adult cardiologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Sayad's clinical interests: atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). 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. Sayad is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Arabic.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $998
  • Medicare Cost: $513
Dr. Michael Andrew Harrington, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harrington sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Harrington's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). These areas are among his clinical interests: general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. 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. Harrington is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 sees patients in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Hirschfeld an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirschfeld include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hirschfeld studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Charles Nofsinger is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Nofsinger's areas of expertise include the following: ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nofsinger 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. 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). Dr. Nofsinger's practice is open to 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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,496
  • Medicare Cost: $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 a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). For his residency, Dr. Lockhart trained at Duke University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lockhart include bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lockhart honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lockhart include: 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 is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $826 - $2,776
  • Medicare Cost: $252 - $851
Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive - Mdc 106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Leffers's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Leffers accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Farrior honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Farrior is professionally 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

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $212
  • Medicare Cost: $89
Dr. Mark Allen Mighell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
909 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Mighell is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mighell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Mighell's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. Dr. Mighell has received a 4.0 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. Mighell accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,509 - $5,528
  • Medicare Cost: $179 - $1,130
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. His clinical interests include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chae graduated from Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chae is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is accepting new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,700 - $2,921
  • Medicare Cost: $553 - $959
Dr. Frank D Mastandrea, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
4710 N. Habana Avenue; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frank Mastandrea practices urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Mastandrea's clinical interests: prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Mastandrea at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Mastandrea has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Christopher Lee Young, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4321 N Macdill Avenue; Suite 405
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Young is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Young include robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Young is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Young attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Young speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Women's Health Issues, Robotic Surgery

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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.