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We found 14 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueSelect All Copay near Safety Harbor, FL.

Dr. Ragab
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab is a spine surgery, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ragab at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ragab include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ragab is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Featured Message: Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bansal
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal is a pediatric sports medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Bansal's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bansal welcomes new patients.

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Featured Message: Tampa Bay Rowdies Team Doctor

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road, Suite E2; E2
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hayter's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hayter is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Abraham Joseph Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1800 Mease Drive
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Joseph is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Joseph include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Joseph 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 Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Marie Cicco-Brown, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3131 North Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christine Cicco-Brown is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Cicco-Brown is 2.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Cicco-Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Diagnostic Clinic. She 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. Cicco-Brown graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cicco-Brown trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Neck Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Sinuplasty

Dr. Darshan V Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2595 Tampa Road; Suite U
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Darshan Patel is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Patel is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $802
  • Medicare Cost: $512
Dr. Patricia Anne Llewellyn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Llewellyn is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Llewellyn include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. The average patient rating for Dr. Llewellyn is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Llewellyn takes. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Llewellyn trained at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center for her residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Llewellyn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjana Dinker Patel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anjana Patel is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Patel at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Patel performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. In addition to English, she speaks Indian Languages. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey J Marks, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Marks is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Marks an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. 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. Before completing his residency at Tampa General Hospital, Dr. Marks attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Peter Moreno, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1800 Mease Drive
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Moreno works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Safety Harbor, FL. Patients rated Dr. Moreno highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Moreno is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael E Nerney, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
3131 North Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Nerney specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Nerney accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Nerney's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,431
  • Medicare Cost: $723
Dr. Aaron Trent Williams, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 110
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Williams specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Safety Harbor, FL and Tarpon Springs, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Williams average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Naval Hospital. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Williams's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Urogynecological Problems, Women's Health Issues, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Nahum Goldman, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 110
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Goldman is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Safety Harbor, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldman include incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldman average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Goldman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Urogynecological Problems, Women's Health Issues, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Evans Watson, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 110
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Watson is an obstetrics specialist in Safety Harbor, FL. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Watson trained at Christiana Care Health System for her residency. She has a special interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She has received a 1.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Watson is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Women's Health Issues, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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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.