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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 Murr is a physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Murr attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Murr's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Murr has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Morbid Obesity, Diabetes, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Dicicco's areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Gary Howard Dworkin, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2835 W De Leon Street; Suite 102
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gary Dworkin is a specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Dworkin speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dworkin include esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dworkin takes.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lung Problems, Lung Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, Lung Resection, X-Rays

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,733
  • Medicare Cost: $662
Dr. Charles Nicholas Paidas, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1 Tampa General Circle; Room G-441
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Paidas is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Paidas's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Paidas is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Joseph Farrior's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Farrior has received a 3.0 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. Farrior accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Farrior is conversant in 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

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $212
  • Medicare Cost: $89
Dr. Sanders Honggook Chae, JD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2 Tampa General Circle; 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sanders Chae is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Chae's areas of expertise include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. 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. Dr. Chae's practice is open to 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. Juan Santiago Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe works as a neurosurgeon in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uribe include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. Dr. Uribe's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Uribe's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His distinctions include: Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is accepting 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,347
  • Medicare Cost: $1,421
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 works as a plastic surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Hirschfeld an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirschfeld include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). 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. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hirschfeld's residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shayne Plosker practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Plosker's clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc 5th Floor; Mdc 106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's areas of specialization are 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nofsinger 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. He is conversant in 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. 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez takes. Dr. Hernandez attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received distinctions including CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,776
  • Medicare Cost: $851
Dr. Janet Inhyung Lee, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Janet Lee is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lee's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. Dr. Lee's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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: Ear Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Nose Problems, Neck Surgery, Vertigo, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank D Mastandrea, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
4710 N. Habana Avenue; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frank Mastandrea's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Mastandrea's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Areas of expertise 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Mastandrea has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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

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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Young's areas of clinical interest consist of robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Young is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mighell at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. Dr. Mighell (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. 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: , 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. Vic Velanovich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Vic Velanovich sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is general surgery. Before completing his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Velanovich attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Velanovich focuses on cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and endoscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Velanovich average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Velanovich is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Velanovich has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

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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.