We found 10 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold 2250/Tampa Bay HUMx near Sun City Center, FL.

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

Dr. Dany Sayad's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Sayad's areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sayad honors. In addition to English, Dr. Sayad speaks Arabic. Dr. Sayad is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He 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. Joseph Julian Hirschfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
4002 Sun City Center Boulevard
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hirschfeld accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hirschfeld attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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)

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' medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Echols's areas of expertise consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Echols attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. He speaks Spanish. He is 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 69
  • Charge (avg.): $1,894 - $5,524
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $72 - $1,130
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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker honors. Dr. Baker is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Baker 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

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 is a specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Lopez takes 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 the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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. 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Paola (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. His areas of clinical interest consist of robotic surgery and vasectomy. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Vasectomy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. John Okun is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Okun speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Okun's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes 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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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. Dawn Marie Ericsson, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6901 Simmons Loop
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Dawn Ericsson works as a general gynecologist in Riverview, FL and Brandon, FL. She has a special interest in da vinci surgery. Dr. Ericsson accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. Dr. Ericsson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery

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

Dr. Jennifer Russell is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Riverview, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Russell include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Russell's professional affiliations include 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 takes. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Russell performed her residency at Botsford Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Kimberly Giffard's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Giffard attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. 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. She is professionally 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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