We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Sanford, FL.

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

Dr. Raul Rodas' area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rodas is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Rodas's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

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

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

Dr. John Chase is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chase include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Chase is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chase completed a residency program at Shands at the University of Florida. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chase is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Udita Jahagirdar practices general gynecology in Lake Mary, FL and Sanford, FL. In her practice, Dr. Jahagirdar focuses on robotic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Jahagirdar is 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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 Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Jahagirdar speaks Indian Languages. Her professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Jablonski is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Lake Mary, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patients gave Dr. Jablonski an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Patients rated Dr. Hippalgaonkar highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Osmania University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Ravindra Jahagirdar's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Jahagirdar graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Jahagirdar's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Jahagirdar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Jahagirdar is professionally affiliated with 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 practices vascular surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He has a special interest in peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Adcock is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

Dr. Michele Cofield specializes in general gynecology and practices in Lake Mary, FL. Patients gave Dr. Cofield an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in robotic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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

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

Dr. Robert Winter practices vascular surgery. Dr. Winter graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Richard Bragg works as a family practitioner. Dr. Bragg is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at Florida Hospital. Dr. Bragg is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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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' specialty is surgery. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $1,800 - $2,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $130 - $387
Dr. Gonzalo Huaman, MD
Specializes in Urology
1403 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 101
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gonzalo Huaman works as an urologist. He honors 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. Huaman completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Emory University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, Dr. Huaman speaks Spanish. Dr. Huaman is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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)

Dr. Walter Schratt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
200 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Walter Schratt is a general surgery specialist. 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. Dr. Schratt attended medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Schratt is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Thomas Cangiano's area of specialization is 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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cangiano is a graduate of 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

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

Dr. William Huether is a surgery specialist in Lake Mary, FL. Dr. Huether 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. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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

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

Dr. John Robertson, who practices in Lake Mary, FL, is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Robertson is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,749 - $2,290
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $584 - $828

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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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