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We found 72 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Michel M El-Murr, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 410
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michel Murr is a physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. Dr. Murr obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His areas of expertise include diabetes, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary disorders. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Murr has received the following distinctions: USF Research Day: Outstanding Resident Research, University of South Florida; USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, Univeristy of South Florida; and USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, University of South Florida. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Morbid Obesity, Diabetes, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,227 - $5,731
  • Medicare Cost: $349 - $1,839
Dr. Richard Lark Dicicco, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 160
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Dicicco is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. In his practice, Dr. Dicicco focuses on gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Bayfront Health Dade City, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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. Dr. Dicicco is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,039
  • Medicare Cost: $390
Dr. Gary Howard Dworkin, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2835 W De Leon Street; Suite 102
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gary Dworkin is a vascular surgeon and chest surgeon in Tampa, FL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. Dr. Dworkin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lung Problems, Lung Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, Lung Resection, X-Rays

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,733
  • Medicare Cost: $662
Dr. Charles Nicholas Paidas, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1 Tampa General Circle; Room G-441
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Paidas practices pediatric surgery in Tampa, FL. Dr. Paidas's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Paidas attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Paidas is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Richard David Klein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2605 W. Tyson Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Klein is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Orlando, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klein include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klein graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Klein is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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'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. Joseph Brown Farrior III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5 Tampa Genreal Circle; Suite 520
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Farrior is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 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. Farrior accepts. Dr. Farrior is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Farrior has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $212
  • Medicare Cost: $89
Dr. David Joseph Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hernandez is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hernandez's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Hernandez's distinctions include: CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,776
  • Medicare Cost: $851
Dr. Sanders Honggook Chae, JD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3rd Floor, Office of Sanders Chae Md; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sanders Chae is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chae include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Dr. Chae accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chae's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Catheter Ablation, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,700 - $2,921
  • Medicare Cost: $553 - $959
Dr. Juan Santiago Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uribe include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). 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). Patients gave Dr. Uribe an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 has received distinctions including Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. He is open to new patients.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,347
  • Medicare Cost: $1,421
Dr. Shayne Mark 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. These areas are among Dr. Plosker's clinical interests: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Plosker has received include 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. Dr. Plosker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Charles Nofsinger, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Nofsinger attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nofsinger accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Swedish. Dr. Nofsinger's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,496
  • Medicare Cost: $1,130
Dr. Janet Inhyung Lee, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Janet Lee's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among her clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Ear Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Nose Problems, Neck Surgery, Vertigo, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Frank Mastandrea works as an urologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Mastandrea average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Mastandrea 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. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Mastandrea speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Christopher Young's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Young include robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Young speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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. Mark Allen Mighell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
909 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Mighell practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Tampa, FL and Temple Terrace, FL. Dr. Mighell (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Mighell attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,509 - $5,528
  • Medicare Cost: $179 - $1,130

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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.