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We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Plantation, FL.

Dr. Joseph Elie Chebli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, Other
1700 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Chebli's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and bariatric medicine. Dr. Chebli obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Georgetown University Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Bryan Smith is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Venice, FL. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Smith obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $470 - $3,041
  • Medicare Cost: $235 - $1,516
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Cervera works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. 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. Cervera is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Texas Heart Institute's residency program.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,549
  • Medicare Cost: $1,033
Dr. Matthew Joseph Bonanno, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1295 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Bonanno practices plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bonanno's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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. Dr. Bonanno studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
1988 Tamiami Trail S
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Letson practices urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Letson 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 is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $687
  • Medicare Cost: $87
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Noah is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Noah is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. 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. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,194
  • Medicare Cost: $541
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Specializes in General Surgery
1211 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Napoliello practices general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Napoliello accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Napoliello attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,476 - $2,092
  • Medicare Cost: $492 - $697
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edmund Witkowski specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Witkowski'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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 127
  • Uninsured Cost: $838 - $1,421
  • Medicare Cost: $97 - $625
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. James Landis' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Landis is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Landis trained at Hackensack University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $995
  • Medicare Cost: $529
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Specializes in Urology
842 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 403
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Lomas practices urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Lomas honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lomas is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $646 - $2,270
  • Medicare Cost: $158 - $695
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Specializes in Urology
842 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 403
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Ercolani is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ercolani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ercolani trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,280
  • Medicare Cost: $695
Dr. Charles L Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Charles Rodriguez's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rodriguez attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital and Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mumma's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency. Patients gave Dr. Mumma an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $800 - $1,850
  • Medicare Cost: $487 - $962
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Specializes in Urology
842 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 403
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Ruane specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Venice, FL. 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. Dr. Ruane attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Ruane is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 95
  • Uninsured Cost: $747 - $2,270
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $695
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Specializes in Urology
2061 Englewood Road; Suite 3a
Englewood, FL
 

Dr. Scott Martz is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Martz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,870
  • Medicare Cost: $798
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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Mathew practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. After attending Kilpauk Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Mathew honors 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: 138
  • Uninsured Cost: $922 - $1,863
  • Medicare Cost: $470 - $823

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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.