We found 13 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 surgeon, alternative medicine practitioner, and orthopedist. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Ragab attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Ragab's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ragab speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He welcomes 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 practices pediatric sports medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Bansal's clinical interests: knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. 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 St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bansal's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Hayter a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Joseph is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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 graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Joseph 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, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cicco-Brown is especially interested in thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency 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, Dr. Cicco-Brown attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

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

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. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Llewellyn include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Llewellyn takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Llewellyn attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish. Her professional 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Clearwater, FL. She is conversant in Indian Languages. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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. 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 female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Goldman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and Mease Countryside 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. Darshan V Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2595 Tampa Road; Suite U
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Darshan Patel, who practices in Palm Harbor, FL and Hudson, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. 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. Patel graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $802
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $512
Dr. Jeffrey J Marks, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Marks is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Clearwater, FL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Marks's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. His professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Marks attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Tampa General Hospital. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 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.

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

Dr. Jennifer Watson is an obstetrician in Safety Harbor, FL. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Christiana Care Health System. Dr. Watson is especially interested in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Watson's patients gave her an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, 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

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 is a physician who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Williams is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Naval Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Anthony Moreno is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Safety Harbor, FL. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Moreno trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. Dr. Moreno's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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)

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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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