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We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueSelect All Copay near Safety Harbor, FL.

Dr. Ashraf Ahmed Ragab, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Clearwater, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ragab 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 graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Ragab is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hayter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is 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. Christine Marie Cicco-Brown, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3131 North Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christine Cicco-Brown's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); she sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Cicco-Brown's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cicco-Brown include thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and thyroid surgery. She 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 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 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. 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. Mohit Bansal, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bansal include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. 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. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bansal completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Nerney works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Nerney honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Nerney is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,431
  • Medicare Cost: $723
Dr. Matthew Ryan Galloway, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3180 Curlew Road; Suite 107
Oldsmar, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Galloway, who practices in Tampa, FL, Oldsmar, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Galloway include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. 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. Galloway studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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 spine surgeon and orthopedist in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Joseph's clinical interests include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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 has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors 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 surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. Darshan Patel's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Patel 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. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $802
  • Medicare Cost: $512
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 practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Williams is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Williams include incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Naval Hospital. Dr. Williams has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His 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. Patricia Anne Llewellyn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Llewellyn's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Llewellyn at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Llewellyn is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Llewellyn speaks Spanish.

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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. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. She is conversant in Indian Languages. She is professionally affiliated with 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Marks's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Tampa General Hospital. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marks takes 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: , 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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. Dr. Moreno 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. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Moreno attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 in Safety Harbor, FL. These areas are among Dr. Goldman's clinical interests: incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 a physician who specializes in obstetrics. Her patients gave her an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. She has a special interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Watson is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Christiana Care Health System.

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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.