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We found 16 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueSelect All Copay near Safety Harbor, FL.

Dr. William Jennings Near, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Near specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Near completed his residency training at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Scoliosis, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,212
  • Medicare Cost: $546
Dr. Ashraf Ahmed Ragab, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ragab's areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. His 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. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ragab trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He speaks 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Clearwater, FL, Tampa, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Hayter is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Hayter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. Mohit Bansal, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bansal include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's 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. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Bansal's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Clearwater, FL. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Cicco-Brown's areas of expertise consist of thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and thyroid surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cicco-Brown honors. She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed 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's professional affiliations include 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. Michael E Nerney, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
3131 North Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Nerney practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Nerney is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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. Nerney has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Palm Harbor, FL, Tampa, FL, and Oldsmar, FL. Dr. Galloway's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galloway takes.

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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Joseph is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Joseph honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. His medical residency was performed 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. 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, Tampa, FL, and Hudson, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, Dr. Patel focuses on heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. 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

  • 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 is a female pelvic medicine specialist and OB/GYN. His areas of clinical interest consist of incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams 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 attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Williams completed a residency program at Naval Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

Dr. Patricia Anne 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. Dr. Llewellyn is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of The Reading Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 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 accepts. 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 sees patients in Clearwater, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Patel speaks Indian Languages.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Marks has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Marks include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Marks speaks 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's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Moreno highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moreno include back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. He 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 studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Moreno completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks 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. 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 works as a female pelvic medicine specialist and OB/GYN in Safety Harbor, FL. His areas of expertise consist of incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. Dr. Goldman is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Goldman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Watson 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. Watson is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Christiana Care Health System's residency program.

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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.