We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Plantation, FL.

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Dr. Roberto De Alba Cervera, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
600 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite 207
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Cervera is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is 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's education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $3,549
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,033
Dr. William M Letson Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
1988 Tamiami Trail S
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Letson is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Letson a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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 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). Dr. Letson is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $687
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $87
Dr. Matthew Joseph Bonanno, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1295 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Bonanno's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated Dr. Bonanno highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Dr. Bonanno's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and 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, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Leonard Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
436 Nokomis Avenue S
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Bryan Smith works as a general surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 94
  • Charge (avg.): $470 - $3,041
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $235 - $1,516
Dr. Gregory M Lomas, MD
Specializes in Urology
842 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 403
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Lomas practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lomas attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $646 - $2,270
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $158 - $695
Dr. Derek Jason Cuff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Derek Cuff sees patients in Venice, FL and North Port, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Cuff 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. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 285
  • Charge (avg.): $841 - $2,395
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
Dr. Michael Howard Jaquith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1525 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 602
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jaquith practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Jaquith takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Jaquith graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $863
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $216
Dr. Edmund G Witkowski, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edmund Witkowski's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Witkowski attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 127
  • Charge (avg.): $838 - $1,421
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $97 - $625
Dr. James Peter Landis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
600 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite 102 & 103
Venice, FL
 

Dr. James Landis is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Venice, FL. For his residency, Dr. Landis trained at Hackensack University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $995
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $529
Dr. Charles L Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
329 Nokomis Avenue S
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Charles Rodriguez works as a plastic surgeon in Venice, FL. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez's training includes a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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. He is professionally 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)

Dr. John Paul Vidolin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 102
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Vidolin sees patients in Venice, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vidolin is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 37
  • Charge (avg.): $2,375 - $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $355 - $491
Dr. Joseph Noah, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Noah works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Venice, FL and North Port, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Noah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,194
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $541
Dr. Joseph A Balzano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
600 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite 102 & 103
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Balzano's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Balzano takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He completed his residency training at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $995
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $557
Dr. Christopher Michael Willkomm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
436 Nokomis Avenue S
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Willkomm's specialty is general surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Willkomm accepts. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $1,366 - $1,450
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $700 - $764
Dr. Gina Arabitg, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
241 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite A
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gina Arabitg is a specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Arabitg's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Arabitg is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $263

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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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