We found 81 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Tampa, FL.

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

Dr. Richard Dicicco's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. Dr. Dicicco's areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, nephrectomy (kidney removal), and sleeve gastrectomy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dicicco is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Joint Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michel Murr is a specialist in bariatric surgery. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His clinical interests include diabetes, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Murr 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. Murr has received distinctions including 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 professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Charles Paidas is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Paidas attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College. Dr. Paidas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 S Habana Avenue; Suite 160
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Wilfred Aguila practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. Dr. Aguila is rated highly 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. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Aguila speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,992
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $941
Dr. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4200 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 5
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Latorre's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and acne. The average patient rating for Dr. Latorre is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Latorre honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Latorre attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Latorre's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 57
  • Charge (avg.): $549 - $11,181
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $336 - $3,305
Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
4410 W Boy Scout Boulevard; Suite 175
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Gerzenshtein attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gerzenshtein's clinical interests include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Russian. Dr. Gerzenshtein's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), and Brandon Regional Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Hernandez's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hernandez's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hernandez has received the following distinctions: CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and sports health. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nofsinger takes. Dr. Nofsinger is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Swedish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Nofsinger is open to 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. 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. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Harrington include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Harrington is accepting 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. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1155 S Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 8
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Becker is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Becker speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Farrior specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Tampa, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farrior graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Farrior's hospital/clinic affiliations include James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children'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. Shayne M Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
13330 Usf Laurel Drive, Sarasota; Floor 34239
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Dr. Plosker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Plosker attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for his residency. He 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. Dr. Plosker 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: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Alberto Jose Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2809 West Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez is a vascular surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,755
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $361
Dr. Samuel Abraham Joseph Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2727 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 250
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Joseph is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Joseph include scoliosis, back pain, and lumbar laminectomy. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Joseph is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Joseph attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Joseph trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Joseph is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul D Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7th Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith practices plastic surgery in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jorge Lockhart is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Tampa, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Lockhart trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 open to new patients.

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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

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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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