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We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Gold Compass HSA 1600 near Sun City Center, FL.

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

Dr. Dany Sayad, who practices in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. Dr. Sayad 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 St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Sayad attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. In addition to English, Dr. Sayad speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Sayad 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

  • 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Bradenton, FL. Dr. Milam has indicated that his clinical interests include ACL injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Milam trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. He 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 works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Lopez attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. Lopez is 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's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Hirschfeld obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and 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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Maddalon speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He 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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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. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
959 E Del Webb Boulevard
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Temple Terrace, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Echols's areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Echols accepts. Dr. Echols attended Meharry Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,894 - $5,524
  • Medicare Cost: $72 - $1,130
Dr. David Todd Goldsberry, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
4020 Sun City Center Boulevard; Suite 19
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. David Goldsberry practices general surgery. Dr. Goldsberry studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. He speaks French. He is 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Okun is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Okun attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to English, he 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 an urologist. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Baker attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Baker is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Fernandez's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 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. Her training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez'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 medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. On average, patients gave Dr. Infante a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Infante honors. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Infante completed his residency training at Grandview Medical Center.

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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. 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 a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Riverview, FL and Sun City Center, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery and vasectomy. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Dr. Paola honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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's area of specialization is general gynecology. She graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. In Dr. Taneja's practice, she is particularly interested in robotic surgery. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Taneja honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. 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. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Russell's clinical interests include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Russell attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Russell speaks Spanish.

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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, who practices in Gibsonton, FL and Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Stanton completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). In Dr. Stanton's practice, she is particularly interested in da vinci surgery. Dr. Stanton has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She 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

Dr. Kimberly Ann Giffard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4051 Upper Creek Drive; Suite 108
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Giffard is a general surgery specialist. She is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Giffard 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. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Her training includes a residency program at New York Methodist 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.