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's areas of specialization are spine surgery, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ragab include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ragab's education and training includes medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. His practice is open to 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Bansal attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Bansal has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health and shoulder problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Bansal's practice is open to 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 works as an orthopedist in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Hayter has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hayter trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for his residency. He 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. Dr. Joseph is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is 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 attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Joseph completed his residency training 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 M 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and 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. In Dr. Cicco-Brown's practice, she is particularly interested in thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and thyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Cicco-Brown average 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cicco-Brown is 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. Jeffrey J Marks, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Marks practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marks include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Marks is 2.5 stars out of 5. 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 is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tampa General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Marks speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Patricia A Llewellyn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Llewellyn works as a general OB/GYN. Clinical interests for Dr. Llewellyn include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Llewellyn is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Llewellyn speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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 D Patel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Anjana Patel works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patel 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. Joshua N 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 medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Goldman has a special interest in incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldman average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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, 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 sees patients in Palm Harbor, FL and Hudson, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Patel has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. Jennifer Evans Watson, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 110
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Watson practices obstetrics. She has a special interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Watson's average rating from her patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Watson obtained her medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Christiana Care Health System. 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. Anthony P Moreno, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1800 Mease Drive
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Moreno works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moreno include back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. Dr. Moreno's average rating from his patients is 3.0 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. Moreno takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Moreno's 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. Aaron T Williams, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 110
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Williams works as a female pelvic medicine specialist and obstetrician and gynecologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Williams focuses on incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. Dr. Williams's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Williams has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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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