We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Sanford, FL.

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

Dr. Udita Jahagirdar is a general gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jahagirdar include robotic surgery. Dr. Jahagirdar's average rating from her patients is 4.5 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. Jahagirdar accepts. Dr. Jahagirdar attended Seth G.S. Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She speaks Indian Languages. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Immunization, Gynecologic Cancer, Laser Surgery, Sterilization, Endometrial Ablation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $750
  • Medicare Cost: $261
Dr. Raul Alfonso Rodas, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
755 Stirling Center Place
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Raul Rodas is a neurosurgeon in Mary, FL, Lake Mary, FL, and Ocala, FL. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. On average, patients gave Dr. Rodas a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodas takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodas 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's area of specialization is vascular surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Winter is 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,440
  • Medicare Cost: $933
Dr. Bryan Lee Reuss, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Bryan Reuss is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Orlando, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Reuss accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Orlando Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,540
  • Medicare Cost: $565
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
125 Waymont Court
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. G. Adcock is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Adcock include peripheral vascular disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Adcock trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Vascular Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,264
  • Medicare Cost: $967
Dr. Ravindra Raghunath Jahagiardar, MD
Specializes in Urology
101 8th Street
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Ravindra Jahagirdar's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Jahagirdar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. His hospital/clinic 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)

Dr. Michele Ann 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. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cofield takes. Dr. Cofield is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School for her residency. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. John Chase sees patients in Lake Mary, FL. His medical specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Chase is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Chase's medical residency was performed at Shands at the University of Florida. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,390 - $4,525
  • Medicare Cost: $550 - $592
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Specializes in General Surgery
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 330
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Deangelis' specialty is general surgery. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deangelis is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. James Hospital and Health Centers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800 - $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $130 - $387
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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 Platinum Point
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jablonski is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine specialist in Lake Mary, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Jablonski average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jablonski honors. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,140 - $4,158
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $425
Dr. Rajendra Govind Hippalgaonkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1403 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 106
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Rajendra Hippalgaonkar is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hippalgaonkar average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hippalgaonkar is a graduate of Osmania University and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $737
  • Medicare Cost: $520
Dr. Gonzalo Huaman, MD
Specializes in Urology
1403 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 101
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gonzalo Huaman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). 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. Huaman's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Emory University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Richard Bragg practices family medicine in Lake Mary, FL. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Florida Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Bragg is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bragg honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $376
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Specializes in General Surgery
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 330
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. William Huether, who practices in Lake Mary, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Huether is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,753 - $2,504
  • Medicare Cost: $555 - $569
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Specializes in General Surgery
4106 W Lake Mary Boulevard; Suite 330
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. John Robertson's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Robertson is affiliated with Orlando Health. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Shands HealthCare. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,749 - $2,290
  • Medicare Cost: $584 - $828
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Specializes in Urology
270 Northlake Boulevard; Suite 1008
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Cangiano is an urologist in Altamonte Springs, FL. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cangiano 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 87
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,117 - $3,455
  • Medicare Cost: $686 - $844

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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.