We found 13 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Gold Compass HSA 1600 near Sun City Center, FL.

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
137 S. Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad practices adult cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Sayad include atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Sayad 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. His practice is open to new patients. 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.

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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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
4002 Sun City Center Boulevard
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirschfeld include thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hirschfeld is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 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. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hirschfeld's 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: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
959 E Del Webb Boulevard
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Temple Terrace, FL. Dr. Echols's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Echols attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. Dr. Echols 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 69
  • Charge (avg.): $1,894 - $5,524
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $72 - $1,130

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Bradenton, FL. His areas of expertise include ACL injury. Dr. Milam accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Milam is conversant in 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)

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. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Lopez studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lopez completed residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 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: , 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

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). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Baker's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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

Specializes in General Gynecology
13173 Kinos Lake Drive; Suite 102
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Maruja Fernandez specializes in general gynecology and practices in Brandon, FL and Gibsonton, FL. For her professional training, Dr. Fernandez completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Clinical interests for Dr. Fernandez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She 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. Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with 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, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. John Okun's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Okun's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. 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. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Okun trained at Jacobi Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,364
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $592

Specializes in Urology, Other
129 South Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 200, Bay Area Urology
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Paola's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Paola's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery and vasectomy. 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 Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Vasectomy, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in General Gynecology
6901 Simmons Loop
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Amy Taneja is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Riverview, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, she is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Taneja is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Taneja trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13005 Us Highway 301 S
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Russell is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Russell speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Russell include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Botsford Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Russell is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Russell 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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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Specializes in General Gynecology
13123 Kings Lake Drive
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Karin Stanton works as a general gynecologist in Gibsonton, FL and Brandon, FL. Dr. Stanton is especially interested in da vinci surgery. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. Dr. Stanton is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Kimberly Giffard's area of specialization is general surgery. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Giffard takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She 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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