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

Dr. Joseph Chebli works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and bariatric medicine specialist in Venice, FL and Tampa, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Chebli 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 Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Chebli's training includes residency programs at Cleveland Clinic and Georgetown University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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 Urology
1988 Tamiami Trail S
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Letson's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients rated Dr. Letson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Letson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Venice, FL, Englewood, FL, and North Port, FL. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Noah completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Noah is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Noah is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Witkowski is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes 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 Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Witkowski attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. 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 General Surgery
1211 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Napoliello specializes in general surgery. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Napoliello trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Napoliello is professionally 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 Urology
842 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 403
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Lomas is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). 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. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Lomas attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ercolani 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.

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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' specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Landis's medical residency was performed at Hackensack University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Landis is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $995
  • Medicare Cost: $529
Dr. Charles L Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Charles Rodriguez's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital and Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez 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. Rodriguez 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 Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Mathew is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mathew studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Mathew's medical residency was performed at Norwalk Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 138
  • Uninsured Cost: $922 - $1,863
  • Medicare Cost: $470 - $823
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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2061 Englewood Road, Suite 4; Suite D
Englewood, FL
 

Dr. Michael Lilly specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lilly include abdominal surgery. He is affiliated with Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Lilly is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Abdominal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,714 - $4,485
  • Medicare Cost: $432 - $1,485
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Specializes in Urology
842 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 403
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Ruane sees patients in Venice, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Ruane attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Ruane is professionally 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 Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Charles Gordon works as an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Venice, FL and Englewood, FL. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Tampa General Hospital, Dr. Gordon attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $548 - $2,562
  • Medicare Cost: $462 - $2,294
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Derek Cuff is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cuff is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 285
  • Uninsured Cost: $841 - $2,395
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Craig Reiheld is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He works in Venice, FL and Englewood, FL. Dr. Reiheld accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $548 - $2,394
  • Medicare Cost: $440 - $2,248

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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.