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We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Sun City Center, FL.

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Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
137 S. Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. Dr. Sayad has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. For his residency, Dr. Sayad trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Sayad speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Stress ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $998
  • Medicare Cost: $513
Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests encompass ACL injury. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Milam attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Milam speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Vincent Lopez, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Peter Lopez practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lopez attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ganglion Cysts, Rotator ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,130 - $3,872
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,157
Dr. Joseph Julian Hirschfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
4002 Sun City Center Boulevard
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld is a specialist in plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Hirschfeld is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hirschfeld is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Maddalon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Maddalon is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Dr. Maddalon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Maddalon is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Revision, Debridement, Hip Problems, Arthroplasty, Lower Extremity Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,176 - $2,482
  • Medicare Cost: $380 - $693
Dr. David Todd Goldsberry, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
4020 Sun City Center Boulevard; Suite 19
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. David Goldsberry's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Goldsberry has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,131
  • Medicare Cost: $683
Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. John Okun sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Okun is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Okun honors. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Okun trained at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Okun speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Revision, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,364
  • Medicare Cost: $592
Dr. Mark Bradley Baker, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
129 South Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 200, Bay Area Urology
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Mark Baker is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Baker's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,772
  • Medicare Cost: $1,457
Dr. Maruja Fernandez Boratti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
13173 Kinos Lake Drive; Suite 102
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Maruja Fernandez's medical specialty is general gynecology. For her professional training, Dr. Fernandez completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Fernandez is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez honors. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Urodynamic Testing, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Frank Infante Jr., DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
959 Del Webb Boulevard E
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Infante is an orthopedic traumatologist. His areas of expertise consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Infante's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Infante trained at Grandview Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,701 - $5,061
  • Medicare Cost: $91 - $568
Dr. Robert Martin Betzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3920 Galen Court; Bay Area Cardiology
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Betzu is a specialist in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrocardiogram (EKG), and pacemaker. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Betzu takes. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Betzu attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Betzu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $835
  • Medicare Cost: $551
Dr. Angelo Stano Paola, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
129 South Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 200, Bay Area Urology
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Paola is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Paola include robotic surgery and vasectomy. He takes 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 a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Paola attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Paola (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Vasectomy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Amy Sue Taneja, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6901 Simmons Loop
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Amy Taneja, who practices in Riverview, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Taneja include robotic surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Taneja's medical residency was performed at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Dawn Marie Ericsson, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6901 Simmons Loop
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Dawn Ericsson's medical specialty is general gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Ericsson (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. In her practice, she is particularly interested in da vinci surgery. Dr. Ericsson's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Ericsson completed her residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. She honors 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: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery

Dr. Jennifer Sanchez Russell, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13005 Us Highway 301 S
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Russell sees patients in Riverview, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Russell's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Russell's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Karin Kae Stanton, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
13123 Kings Lake Drive
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Karin Stanton sees patients in Gibsonton, FL and Brandon, FL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. In her practice, Dr. Stanton focuses on da vinci surgery. Dr. Stanton takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Stanton is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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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.