We found 67 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Richard Lark Dicicco, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 S. Habana Avenue; Suite 160, Office of Richard Dicicco Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Dicicco is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Tampa, FL, Dade City, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Dicicco is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Charles Nicholas Paidas, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1 Tampa General Circle; Room G-441
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Paidas' medical specialty is pediatric surgery. Dr. Paidas has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Paidas's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Hyperhidrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Trauma

Dr. David Joseph Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hernandez sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Hernandez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hernandez trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hernandez has received include CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,776
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $851
Dr. Dana M Coberly, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2111 West Swann Avenue; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dana Coberly is a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Coberly include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Coberly's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). She attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Coberly honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Nofsinger attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nofsinger takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Swedish. Dr. Nofsinger is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,496
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,130
Dr. Janet Inhyung Lee, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Janet Lee is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Ear Problems, Brow Lift, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Brown Farrior III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5 Tampa Genreal Circle; Suite 520
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Farrior is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Farrior is 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Farrior's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $212
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $89
Dr. Michael Andrew Harrington, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3rd Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harrington is a plastic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Harrington is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Harrington attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Harrington welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge L Lockhart, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33612
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Lockhart is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Tampa, FL. His training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lockhart include bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. Dr. Lockhart accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received distinctions including Physician of the Year, Moffitt Cancer Center; Member of Honor, Confederacion Americana de urologica (CAU); and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Lockhart is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $826 - $2,776
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $252 - $851
Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106; Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Leffers's education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. The average patient rating for Dr. Leffers is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leffers takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank D Mastandrea, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
4710 N. Habana Avenue; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Frank Mastandrea's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests include prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mastandrea at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mastandrea 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 has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mastandrea's professional 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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Sexual Dysfunction, Infertility, Biofeedback, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher L Young, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4321 N Macdill Avenue; Suite 405
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Young is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Young at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women'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. Young takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Young trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Young is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Women's Health Issues, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Michele K Amoroso, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4202 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michele Amoroso is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Amoroso attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Amoroso trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Amoroso average 3.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Women's Health Issues, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Juan S Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe's area of specialization is neurosurgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. Dr. Uribe is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Uribe is accepting new patients. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received distinctions including Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Julian Hirschfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
Suite 260, Office of Dr Joseph J Hirschfeld; 3000 E Fletcher
Tampa, 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. Shayne M Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
13330 Usf Laurel Drive, Sarasota; Floor 34239
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Plosker's clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Plosker graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Plosker has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; President's Club of the University of South Florida, President's Council; and US News & World Report Top 10% of Doctors, Nationwide.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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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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