We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Everyday Health near Plant City, FL.

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

Dr. Tuan Pham works as a pediatric surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pham include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Steven M Granger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
103 Southern Oaks Drive
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Steven Granger's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Granger has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in abnormal bleeding and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Granger honors. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Granger speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Abnormal Bleeding, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Allyson V Jones, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1503 West Reynolds Street
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Allyson Jones sees patients in Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, and Plant City, FL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a graduate of Bethesda North Hospital's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jones is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Greg J Den Haese, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
103 Southern Oaks Drive
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Greg Denhaese's specialty is general gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Denhaese 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 is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Denhaese trained at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Denhaese is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Ignacio Armas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1503 West Reynolds Street
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Ignacio Armas specializes in general gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Armas include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Armas is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Armas 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.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Clinton Ryan Hall, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1601 W Timberlane Drive; Suite 100
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Hall is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hall's clinical interests encompass robotic surgery and laparoscopic gastric banding. His professional affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hall completed a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Hall 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, laparoscopic gastric banding

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $1,527
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $664
Dr. Keith D Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
103 Southern Oaks Drive
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitehead include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whitehead honors. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. In addition to English, Dr. Whitehead speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antoinina C Watkins, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1503 West Reynolds Street
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Antoinina Watkins sees patients in Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, and Plant City, FL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Watkins is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Watkins's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Watkins speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Michael Butler, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1601 W Timberlane Drive; Suite 100
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Butler is a physician who specializes in surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Butler include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He takes 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 the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Butler's professional affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $2,798
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $758
Dr. Scott Eric Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 North Plant Avenue
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Scott Goldsmith's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Goldsmith trained at Lenox Hill Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: pain, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Goldsmith's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, robotic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Dean Watson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 North Plant Avenue
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Watson is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. Dr. Watson honors 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 Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - North.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Maruja Fernandez Boratti, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
103 Southern Oaks Drive
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Maruja Fernandez-Boratti, who practices in Brandon, FL, Gibsonton, FL, and Lithia, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. Patient ratings for Dr. Fernandez-Boratti average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Bradley Baker, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1601 West Timberlane Drive; Suite 500
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Mark Baker is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Riverview, FL, Plant City, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. 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 completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. Dr. Baker is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Angelo Stano Paola, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1601 West Timberlane Drive; Suite 500
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Paola is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Riverview, FL, Plant City, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. He is especially interested in robotic surgery and vasectomy. Dr. Paola is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Paola (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Vasectomy, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Ana Verdeja-Perez is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and infertility. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Verdeja-Perez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Verdeja-Perez speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group.

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

Dr. Luciano Martinez specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Martinez's clinical interests: premenstrual syndrome (PMS), biopsy, and infertility. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Martinez's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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