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We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Gold Compass HSA 1600 near Sun City Center, FL.

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirschfeld include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Hirschfeld attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty 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's specialties are dermatology (skin disorders), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. His clinical interests include ACL injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Milam's education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). In addition to English, 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's specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Lopez attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lopez average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: , 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. Robert John Maddalon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Maddalon's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maddalon honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Maddalon attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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. 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' areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Echols's clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Echols is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldsberry average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Dr. Goldsberry accepts 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.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Okun average 2.5 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. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Okun speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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. 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Baker takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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). Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Amy Sue Taneja, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6901 Simmons Loop
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Amy Taneja is a general gynecologist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in robotic surgery. Dr. Taneja's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Women's Care Florida. Dr. Taneja accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Taneja trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Maruja Fernandez Boratti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
13173 Kinos Lake Drive; Suite 102
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Maruja Fernandez-Boratti's medical specialty is general gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida. 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. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 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-Boratti takes.

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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 trauma specialist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Infante has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Grandview Medical Center for residency. Dr. Infante is 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. Karin Kae Stanton, DO
Specializes in General Gynecology
13123 Kings Lake Drive
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Karin Stanton is a general gynecologist in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Gibsonton, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Stanton average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stanton has indicated that her clinical interests include da vinci surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She 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. Dr. Stanton attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University and a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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

Dr. Jennifer Russell is a general OB/GYN. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Russell include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russell accepts. Dr. Russell attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Botsford Hospital. In addition to English, she 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. Kimberly Ann Giffard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4051 Upper Creek Drive; Suite 108
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Giffard is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Giffard's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional 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 New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Giffard attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Howard F Hermans, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
4020 Sun City Center Boulevard; Suite 19
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Howard Hermans is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hermans 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. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,106
  • Medicare Cost: $697

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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.