We found 69 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 El-Murr specializes in bariatric surgery. Dr. El-Murr honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He 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. Dr. El-Murr is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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 medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In his practice, Dr. Dicicco focuses on gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dicicco honors. Dr. Dicicco attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dicicco trained at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Dicicco's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Bayfront Health Dade City, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

Read more

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

Dr. Charles Paidas is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. Dr. Paidas 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 studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Paidas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Paidas has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

No Photo
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
2835 W De Leon Street; Suite 102
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gary Dworkin sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Dworkin 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 attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,733
  • Medicare Cost: $662
Dr. David Joseph Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hernandez works as an urologist. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Hernandez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His distinctions include: CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Hernandez has an open panel.

Read more

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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,776
  • Medicare Cost: $851
Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 Armenia Avenue; #200
Tampa, 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.

Read more

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. 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 in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. 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 studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Harrington has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Richard Klein is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He 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. Dr. Klein attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Klein is affiliated with Orlando Health.

Read more

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 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Tampa, FL. He speaks Swedish. His areas of expertise include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Dr. Nofsinger is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patients rated Dr. Nofsinger highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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

Dr. Jorge Lockhart is an urologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). For his professional training, Dr. Lockhart completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lockhart honors 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. He has an open panel.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $826 - $2,776
  • Medicare Cost: $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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Leffers is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Leffers include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Leffers is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Joseph Farrior is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Farrior takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Farrior attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Spanish.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $212
  • Medicare Cost: $89
Dr. Mark Allen Mighell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
909 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Mighell is an orthopedist. Dr. Mighell is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. 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. Dr. Mighell obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Mighell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

Read more

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
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 an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Tampa, FL. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chae takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Chae's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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. 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). Dr. Mastandrea studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, and biofeedback. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 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. Dr. Mastandrea has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.