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 works as a spine surgeon, alternative medicine practitioner, and orthopedic surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ragab include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Ragab is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Ragab is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He speaks Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric sports medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Bansal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health and shoulder 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. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Bansal's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 is an orthopedic surgeon in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Hayter is rated highly 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Hayter trained 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Joseph's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Joseph is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Joseph is conversant in 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. Jeffrey J Marks, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2665 State Road 580
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Marks is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Marks has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Marks include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He is affiliated with Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marks honors. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at Tampa General Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patient ratings for Dr. Llewellyn average 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing her residency at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Llewellyn attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Llewellyn is 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Indian Languages. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Patel highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She 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.

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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 specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Safety Harbor, FL. Dr. Goldman's clinical interests include incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Goldman's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Patel has a special interest in heart problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL, is a medical specialist in obstetrics. Her average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Watson include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watson accepts. She attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Watson trained at Christiana Care Health System for her residency. 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, 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Moreno completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Moreno's areas of expertise include back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Moreno takes 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, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Moreno's 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)

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' specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. He practices in Safety Harbor, FL and Tarpon Springs, FL. He has a special interest in incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. Dr. Williams's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Williams average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of 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. Christine M Cicco-Brown, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3131 North Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christine Cicco-Brown's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cicco-Brown include thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave Dr. Cicco-Brown an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training 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 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

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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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