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We found 11 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Everyday Health near Plant City, FL.

Dr. Tuan Hoai Pham, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
3001 W Dr Mlk Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tuan Pham is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Pham's areas of expertise include the following: cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Pham attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Pham average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham accepts 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: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Circumcision, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Cancer, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Stephen Michael Butler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1602 W Timberlane Drive
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Butler is a medical specialist in general surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Butler include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Butler is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Butler's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors 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: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Fecal Incontinence, Lumpectomy, Flexible ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,798
  • Medicare Cost: $758
Dr. Clinton Ryan Hall, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1601 W. Timberlane Drive; Suite 300
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Hall's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. In Dr. Hall's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,527
  • Medicare Cost: $664
Dr. Aung Tun, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1907 South Alexander Street
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Aung Tun's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Before completing his residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Tun attended medical school at International. Dr. Tun honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Dade City.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $889 - $1,540
  • Medicare Cost: $486 - $857
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Specializes in General Surgery
301 N. Alexander Street
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Miriam Zolfoghary works as a general surgeon. Dr. Zolfoghary is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,484
  • Medicare Cost: $719
Dr. Scott Eric Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 North Plant Avenue
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Scott Goldsmith is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Plant City, FL, Brandon, FL, and Tampa, FL. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Goldsmith performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. His clinical interests include knee problems, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Scoliosis, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Ana Margarita Verdeja Perez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 W Timberlane Drive; Suite 400
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Ana Verdeja-Perez's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Verdeja-Perez include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verdeja-Perez takes. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Laser Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Lamoutte, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 W Timberlane Drive; Suite 400
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Lamoutte specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Plant City, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Lamoutte average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lamoutte's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lamoutte attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Luciano Augustine Martinez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2727 W. Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 630
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Luciano Martinez is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, biopsy, and infertility. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez takes 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Martinez 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: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Biopsy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew James Sheldon, MD
Specializes in Urology
1601 West Timberlane Drive; Suite 500
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Sheldon is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mark Robert Davis, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
2727 W Dr M.l.k. Boulevard; Suite 630
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Davis specializes in obstetrics and practices in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. Dr. Davis's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Davis a rating of 3.5 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Biopsy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Sexual ... (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.