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Dr. Tuan Hoai Pham, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
6901 Simmons Loop; 2nd Floor Mob #208
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Tuan Pham works as a pediatric surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pham include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham honors 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

All Interests: Circumcision, Cancer, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 105
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire specializes in vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Alkire's clinical interests: lung cancer, nerve block, and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Alkire attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 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. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Nerve Block, Aneurysm, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,551 - $3,048
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548 - $641
Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10141 Big Bend Road; Suite 201 (physicians Bldg)
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Becker is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Becker speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107 (haverford Plaza)
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. John Okun works as an orthopedic surgeon. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Okun include knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Okun has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Okun accepts.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (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
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107 (haverford Plaza)
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Peter Lopez is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Lopez's education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lopez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Joint Problems, Hip Problems, MRI, ... (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. Joseph Julian Hirschfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
4002 Sun City Center Boulevard; Unit 102
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld sees patients in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Hirschfeld's clinical interests include thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Steven M Granger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13123 Kingslake Drive; Suite 102
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Steven Granger's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Granger has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in abnormal bleeding and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Granger honors. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Granger speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Abnormal Bleeding, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Dany Sayad practices adult cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Sayad include atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sayad takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. Allyson V Jones, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
13149 Elk Mountain Drive
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Allyson Jones sees patients in Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, and Plant City, FL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a graduate of Bethesda North Hospital's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jones is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anthony Infante is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. After completing medical school at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Infante's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, shoulder problems, and ankle problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Infante's professional affiliations include Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Greg J Den Haese, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
13123 Kings Lake Drive; Suite 102
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Greg Denhaese's specialty is general gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Denhaese 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 is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Denhaese trained at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Denhaese is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
959 East Del Webb Boulevard
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Echols include arthroscopic surgery, knee ligament injury, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Echols takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Echols attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. Dr. Echols speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 69
  • Charge (avg.): $1,894 - $5,524
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $72 - $1,130
Dr. Ignacio Armas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
13149 Elk Mountain Drive
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Ignacio Armas specializes in general gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Armas include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Armas is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Armas 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.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Martin Valdivia-Valdivia, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
10141 Big Bend Road; Suite 206
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Juan Valdivia-Valdivia's area of specialization is neurosurgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery and hospital care. Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia 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. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith D Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13123 Kings Lake Drive
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitehead include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whitehead honors. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. In addition to English, Dr. Whitehead speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Russell specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Riverview, FL. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Botsford Hospital. Her clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Russell at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Russell speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

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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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