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 pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Pham a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Pham attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Pham speaks 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's area of specialization is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Butler include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Butler has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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 speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Plant City, FL. Dr. Hall's areas of expertise include robotic surgery and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hall trained at Ohio State University Medical Center. 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. Scott Eric Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 North Plant Avenue
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Scott Goldsmith's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Goldsmith studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. His clinical interests include knee problems, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Goldsmith takes 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, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aung Tun, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
101 Southern Oaks Drive
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Aung Tun practices adult cardiology in Zephyrhills, FL, Plant City, FL, and Dade City, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Dade City. Dr. Tun attended International and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island College Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $889 - $1,540
  • Medicare Cost: $486 - $857
Dr. Ana Margarita Verdeja Perez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 W Timberlane Drive; Suite 400
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Ana Verdeja-Perez specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Verdeja-Perez is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Verdeja-Perez trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Verdeja-Perez include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She 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. Dr. Verdeja-Perez speaks 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)

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Specializes in General Surgery
301 N. Alexander Street
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Miriam Zolfoghary works as a general surgeon in Cape Coral, FL and Plant City, FL. She attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zolfoghary at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. Carlos Lamoutte, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 W Timberlane Drive; Suite 400
Plant City, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Lamoutte is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Lamoutte's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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. 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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include cryotherapy, biopsy, and infertility. Dr. Martinez is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Martinez studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes 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: , 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sheldon 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 SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. 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 sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is obstetrics. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Davis include cryotherapy, sexual dysfunction, and biopsy. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. 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. Davis attended medical school at 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.