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

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 specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. 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 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). His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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 the following: tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), hemorrhoid banding, and carotid artery disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rehnke takes. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Rehnke trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. His professional 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. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. Dr. Huguet's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. Nicole M Chandler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
601 5th Street S, Suite 306; Department 6580070404
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Chandler is a pediatric surgeon. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chandler's education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. She is professionally 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. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton works as a cardiac surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Winton is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and ileostomy. Dr. Couch takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Couch studied medicine at Flinders University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Couch completed a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Couch (or staff) speaks Spanish and Thai. He is affiliated with 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. He has a special interest in spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sharf takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sharf is conversant in Spanish. He is 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. Dr. Rodriguez's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Rodriguez performed his residency 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. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Davis include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Davis 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: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

Dr. Rafat S Nashed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rafat Nashed is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Nashed attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nashed include total joint replacement and orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nashed (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Mixa, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Mixa completed residency programs at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mixa average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Mixa speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

Dr. Romeo Acosta is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Lauderdale, FL. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. Dr. Acosta is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Flushing Hospital Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Acosta takes.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Peter Ramon C. Wassmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6006 49th Street No; Suite 200, The Heart & Vascular Institute of Fl So
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Peter Wassmer sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Wassmer focuses on arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Dr. Wassmer is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Angiogram, Arrhythmias, Elective Cardioversion, Electrocardiogram, Permanent Pacemaker ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,097
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $543
Dr. Emanuel Liwanag Javate, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6700 Crosswinds Drive No; Suite 200-a
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Emanuel Javate's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Javate speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Javate graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. The average patient rating for Dr. Javate is 2.5 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: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Angelo Dematteis, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2191 9th Avenue North; Suite 110
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Dematteis' specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Dematteis attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include amputation, esophageal varices, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lewis Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Swiggett speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Swiggett graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Spine ... (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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