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We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Sun City Center, FL.

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's areas of specialization are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lopez include musculoskeletal problems. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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 works as a plastic surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Hirschfeld an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirschfeld include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). 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. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hirschfeld's residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Dermatology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. John Okun works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Before performing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Okun attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Okun takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,364
  • Medicare Cost: $592
Dr. Robert John Maddalon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Maddalon's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Maddalon is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Maddalon focuses on musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Maddalon performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. 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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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Revision, Musculoskeletal Problems, Debridement, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

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. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Goldsberry studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is conversant in French. Dr. Goldsberry is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,131
  • Medicare Cost: $683
Dr. Maruja Fernandez Boratti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
13173 Kinos Lake Drive; Suite 102
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Maruja Fernandez-Boratti, who practices in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Gibsonton, FL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Clinical interests for Dr. Fernandez-Boratti include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti's hospital/clinic 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 a specialist in orthopedic trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Infante is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Infante include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Infante 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. Before completing his residency at Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Infante attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Infante 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. 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Riverview, FL, Tampa, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Baker trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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. In addition to English, Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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. Robert Martin Betzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3920 Galen Court; Bay Area Cardiology
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Betzu's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Betzu's clinical interests include implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrocardiogram (EKG), and pacemaker. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Betzu trained at New York Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Betzu (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. Dr. Betzu's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Amy Sue Taneja, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6901 Simmons Loop
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Amy Taneja is a general gynecologist in Riverview, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in robotic surgery. Dr. Taneja is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Karin Stanton is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Gibsonton, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Stanton a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include da vinci surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida. Dr. Stanton accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University and a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Stanton attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Dawn Ericsson is a general gynecologist. Dr. Ericsson is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston's residency program. Her clinical interests encompass da vinci surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ericsson takes. Dr. Ericsson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Riverview, FL. Dr. Russell attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Botsford Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Russell 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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. Robert Matthew Dewhurst, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3920 Galen Court; Bay Area Cardiology
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Dewhurst is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Dr. Dewhurst is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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 South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Insertion, Pacemaker Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $835
  • Medicare Cost: $524
Dr. Kimberly Ann Giffard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4051 Upper Creek Drive; Suite 108
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Giffard is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Giffard's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Her residency was performed at New York Methodist Hospital. 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: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic 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.