We found 73 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Open Access near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Ernest Curt Rehnke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 460
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Rehnke sees patients in South Pasadena, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), hemorrhoid banding, and carotid artery disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rehnke honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Paracentesis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Patrick Defrain, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street N; Suite 310
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Defrain is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Defrain's training includes residency programs at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). 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 is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole M Chandler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
601 5th Street S, Suite 306; Department 6580070404
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Chandler is a specialist in pediatric surgery. She 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. Dr. Chandler graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. She is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Huguet 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Huguet is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Esophagus Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $1,700 - $2,558
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $513 - $1,422
Dr. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Winton attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Winton is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Matthew Couch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4801 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Flinders University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Couch include bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and ileostomy. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Couch takes. Dr. Couch (or staff) speaks Spanish and Thai. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Wayne Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. He is especially interested in spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sharf is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sharf is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Strains, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Antonio Rodriquez Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes 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 Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rodriguez completed a residency program at Atlanta Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Basal Joint Arthroplasty, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon ... (Read more)

Dr. Emanuel Liwanag Javate, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive No; Suite 200-a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Emanuel Javate works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Javate accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Javate is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General 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, ... (Read more)

Dr. Romeo Docena Acosta Jr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive N; Suite 200a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Romeo Acosta is a medical specialist in general gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Acosta honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Acosta speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Davis's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and joint 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 attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Mixa is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Mixa has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for 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: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Hallux Valgus, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $651 - $2,236
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $192 - $523
Dr. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Pagano obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Pagano is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Spinal Procedures, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Ann Flaherty, DO
Specializes in Neurology
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Flaherty's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Flaherty 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: , vertebroplasty

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Cluster Headache, Radiculopathy, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Peter La Polla, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
600 8th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Lapolla is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Brandon, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Lapolla's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts 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 the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Lapolla's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Abdominal Problems, Laser Surgery, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,243
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,102
Dr. David Timothy Braun, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1001 37 Street North; Suite C
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Braun's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. Dr. Braun honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. Dr. Braun's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Total Elbow Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (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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