We found 13 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. 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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Milam include ACL injury. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milam honors. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). In addition to English, 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. Joseph Julian Hirschfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
4002 Sun City Center Boulevard
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Hirschfeld's clinical interests: thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hirschfeld's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dany Sayad's specialty is adult cardiology. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Sayad's areas of expertise include atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sayad is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $998
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $513
Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. John Okun's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Okun is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Okun's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,364
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $592
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 sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lopez 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. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $2,130 - $3,872
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,157
Dr. Maruja Fernandez Boratti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
13173 Kinos Lake Drive; Suite 102
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Maruja Fernandez's area of specialization is general gynecology. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fernandez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Fernandez is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Dr. Fernandez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

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 an urologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and BayCare Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Baker attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Jennifer Russell works as a general OB/GYN in Riverview, FL. Dr. Russell is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before performing her residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Russell attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors 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: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Cryosurgery, 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 is a general gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stanton include da vinci surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Stanton graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Stanton is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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. Dr. Paola's clinical interests include robotic surgery and vasectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and BayCare Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paola honors. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Paola (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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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 is a specialist in general gynecology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Taneja focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Taneja accepts 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Dawn Ericsson is a specialist in general gynecology. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Ericsson's medical residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. She has indicated that her clinical interests include da vinci surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ericsson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Ericsson is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery
4051 Upper Creek Drive; Suite 108
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Giffard is a general surgeon in Sun City Center, FL and Brandon, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giffard honors. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Giffard is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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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.
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