We found 65 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 S. Habana Avenue; Suite 160, Office of Richard Dicicco Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Dicicco is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Dicicco completed his residency training at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Dicicco is affiliated with 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 is a pediatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paidas include minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. Dr. Paidas is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Paidas attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school. 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

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

Dr. David Hernandez's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hernandez's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is open to 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. Dana M Coberly, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2111 West Swann Avenue; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dana Coberly practices plastic surgery in Tampa, FL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Coberly attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Coberly is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Coberly accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (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 Tampa, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Nofsinger attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Nofsinger's clinical interests: ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Swedish. Dr. Nofsinger is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Janet Inhyung Lee, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Janet Lee practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Tampa, FL. Dr. Lee's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is 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. Joseph Brown Farrior III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5 Tampa Genreal Circle; Suite 520
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Farrior is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Tampa, FL. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Farrior honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Farrior speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Michael Andrew Harrington, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harrington practices plastic surgery in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harrington include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Harrington is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Harrington is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Jorge L Lockhart, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6, Usf Department of Urology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Lockhart is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lockhart include bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. Dr. Lockhart 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. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 professionally 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

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' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Leffers include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. Dr. Leffers is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Leffers is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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. Frank D Mastandrea, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
4710 N. Habana Avenue; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frank Mastandrea's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Mastandrea at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mastandrea attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. His 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

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

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

Dr. Christopher Young specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Young attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Young include robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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. Dr. Young is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Michele K Amoroso, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4202 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michele Amoroso's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Amoroso is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, 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 attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Amoroso trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Juan S Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe is a neurosurgeon in Tampa, FL. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Uribe's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uribe accepts. He has received distinctions including Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. Dr. Uribe is affiliated with 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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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine ... (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, who practices in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Hirschfeld's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Hirschfeld attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hirschfeld 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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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Shayne Plosker's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency. These areas are among Dr. Plosker's clinical interests: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Plosker has received 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Plosker is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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