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We found 10 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's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pham include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Pham is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Circumcision, Cancer, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, 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 physician who specializes in general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Butler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Butler graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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 sees patients in Plant City, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include robotic surgery and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Hall is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hall studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in 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
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Specializes in General Surgery
301 N. Alexander Street
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Miriam Zolfoghary practices general surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zolfoghary at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Goldsmith 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. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verdeja-Perez include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Verdeja-Perez trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for her residency. 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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Lamoutte has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Lamoutte trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to English, Dr. Lamoutte speaks 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, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez include cryotherapy, biopsy, and infertility. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish.

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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 specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Plant City, FL and Riverview, FL. Dr. Sheldon's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. 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: , 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' area of specialization is obstetrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Davis is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davis include cryotherapy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children'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. Davis honors. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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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.