We found 16 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold 2250/Tampa Bay HUMx 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Sayad's clinical interests: atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He honors 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. Dr. Sayad graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His training includes residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Arabic.

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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. Joseph Julian Hirschfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
4002 Sun City Center Boulevard
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirschfeld include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Hirschfeld is 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hirschfeld is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 sees patients in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Temple Terrace, FL. His medical specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Echols include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Echols takes. He graduated from Meharry Medical College and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Echols 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

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,894 - $5,524
  • Medicare Cost: $72 - $1,130
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. The average patient rating for Dr. Lopez is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lopez's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He honors 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 Connecticut School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lopez trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Lopez is conversant in 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

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,130 - $3,872
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,157
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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Baker is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in 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. Robert John Maddalon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Maddalon's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Maddalon 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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Maddalon's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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. David Todd Goldsberry, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
4020 Sun City Center Boulevard; Suite 19
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. David Goldsberry is a general surgeon. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Dr. Goldsberry attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldsberry average 3.0 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,131
  • Medicare Cost: $683
Dr. Anthony Frank Infante Jr., DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
959 Del Webb Boulevard E
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Infante specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Sun City Center, FL and Brandon, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Infante is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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. Dr. Infante attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Grandview Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include 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. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. John Okun's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Okun takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Okun attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Okun's professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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. 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 physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, Dr. Paola focuses on robotic surgery and vasectomy. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Paola completed residency programs 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. Robert Martin Betzu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3920 Galen Court; Bay Area Cardiology
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Betzu, who practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Betzu has a special interest in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, electrocardiogram (EKG), and pacemaker. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Betzu completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Betzu (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $835
  • Medicare Cost: $551
Dr. Dawn Marie Ericsson, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
6901 Simmons Loop
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Dawn Ericsson is a general gynecologist. Dr. Ericsson graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then she performed her residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. She has indicated that her clinical interests include da vinci surgery. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ericsson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Ericsson's professional 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 Riverview, FL physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. 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. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Russell completed her residency training at Botsford Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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. Robert Matthew Dewhurst, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3920 Galen Court; Bay Area Cardiology
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Dewhurst's area of specialization is adult cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Dewhurst performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Insertion, Pacemaker Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $835
  • Medicare Cost: $524
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Specializes in General Surgery
4051 Upper Creek Drive; Suite 108
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Giffard is a physician who specializes in general surgery. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. She 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. Dr. Giffard is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
4020 Sun City Center Boulevard; Suite 19
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Howard Hermans is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Hermans is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 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.

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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.