We found 18 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Sanford, FL.

Dr. Udita Ravindra Jahagirdar, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
319 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Udita Jahagirdar is a general gynecologist. In addition to English, she speaks Indian Languages. In her practice, she is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Jahagirdar is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Seth G.S. Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jahagirdar accepts 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: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Gynecologic Cancer, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raul Alfonso Rodas, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
755 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rodas practices neurosurgery in Mary, FL, Lake Mary, FL, and Ocala, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Rodas attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodas speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Neuroendoscopy, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, Scoliosis, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Peter Winter, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
125 Waymont Court; Suite 111
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Robert Winter is a vascular surgery specialist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Winter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravindra Raghunath Jahagiardar, MD
Specializes in Urology
101 8th Street
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Ravindra Jahagirdar sees patients in Lake Mary, FL and Orlando, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jahagirdar has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Jahagirdar attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school. Dr. Jahagirdar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Jahagirdar's professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic radical nephrectomy, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), robotic surgery, transurethral resection of bladder neck (TURBN)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, End-Stage Renal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
125 Waymont Court
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. G. Adcock's specialty is vascular surgery. He has a special interest in peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Adcock is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adcock honors.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Vascular Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $4,264
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $967

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 Platinum Point
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. John Chase is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Chase include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Chase is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chase honors. Before completing his residency at Shands at the University of Florida, Dr. Chase attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Michele Ann Cofield, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1071 S Sun Drive; Suite 1043
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Michele Cofield is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Cofield's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Cofield include robotic surgery. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Family Planning, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 Platinum Point
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jablonski's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Jablonski is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $4,140 - $4,158
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $425
Dr. Rajendra Govind Hippalgaonkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1403 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 106
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Orange City, FL and Sanford, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hippalgaonkar is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hippalgaonkar takes. He is a graduate of Osmania University. Dr. Hippalgaonkar's medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $737
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $520
Dr. Gonzalo Huaman, MD
Specializes in Urology
1403 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 101
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gonzalo Huaman practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Huaman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He 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: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), transurethral resection of bladder neck (TURBN)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
580 Rinehart Road; Suite 110
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Richard Bragg's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Bragg has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at Florida Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $376

Specializes in Surgery
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 330
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Deangelis is a specialist in surgery. 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 studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $1,800 - $2,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $130 - $387

Specializes in Urology
270 Northlake Boulevard; Suite 1008
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Cangiano is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cangiano attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 87
  • Charge (avg.): $2,117 - $3,455
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $686 - $844
Dr. Walter Schratt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
200 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Walter Schratt is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Sanford, FL. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Schratt is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Schratt accepts 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: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Cancer

Specializes in Urology
210 Rinehart Road; Suite 1000
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Charles Witten is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Witten average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,515
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $695

Specializes in Surgery
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 330
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. William Huether's area of specialization is surgery. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $1,753 - $2,504
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $555 - $569

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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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