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We found 24 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 is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and bariatric medicine specialist. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Chebli attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is accepting 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's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Cervera graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Cervera accepts 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: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,549
  • Medicare Cost: $1,033
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Specializes in Urology
1988 Tamiami Trail S
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Letson is an urologist in Venice, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Letson takes 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 Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. 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
Dr. Matthew Joseph Bonanno, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1295 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Bonanno's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bonanno takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Dr. Bonanno 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 General Surgery
1211 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Napoliello specializes in general surgery and practices in Bradenton, FL, Venice, FL, and Lakewood Ranch, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Napoliello a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. 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. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Napoliello completed his residency training at Geisinger Medical Center.

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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. Joseph Noah sees patients in Venice, FL, Englewood, FL, and North Port, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Noah has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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 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. Patients gave Dr. Witkowski an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is 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 Urology
842 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 403
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Lomas is a Venice, FL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lomas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency. 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 specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Venice, FL and Englewood, FL. Dr. Ercolani is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before performing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Ercolani attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He takes 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: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,280
  • Medicare Cost: $695
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. James Landis practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Landis completed his residency training at Hackensack University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He is 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 Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mumma is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. Dr. Mumma is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's residency program. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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
2061 Englewood Road; Suite 3a
Englewood, FL
 

Dr. Scott Martz works as an urologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Martz is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martz accepts. Dr. Martz graduated from 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's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Mathew's training includes a residency program at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Mathew accepts 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: 138
  • Uninsured Cost: $922 - $1,863
  • Medicare Cost: $470 - $823
Dr. Charles L Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Charles Rodriguez's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez accepts 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 New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez 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)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gina Arabitg is a Venice, FL physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Arabitg is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $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.