We found 98 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Tampa, FL.

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 725
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Sheffield's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheffield include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Sheffield is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Sheffield average 4.5 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. Sheffield accepts. He has received the following distinction: Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Tuan Hoai Pham, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Sjch 1st Floor Mail Stop 2800
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tuan Pham's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Pham is 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Pham attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Pham speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Circumcision, Cancer, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Tampa, FL, Dade City, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL. Dr. Dicicco's areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Dicicco studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dicicco completed a residency program 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

Dr. Edward Gerard Izzo Jr., MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Hmt Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edward Izzo, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Izzo's residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Dr. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire's areas of specialization are vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. Dr. Alkire is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Alkire accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Nerve Block, Aneurysm, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,551 - $3,048
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548 - $641
Dr. Keith Eric Sommers, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4007 N Taliaferro Avenue; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Keith Sommers is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sommers include robotic surgery. Dr. Sommers is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Sommers accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Lung Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 37
  • Charge (avg.): $710 - $4,907
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $235 - $1,520
Dr. Charles Nicholas Paidas, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
1 Tampa General Circle; Room G-441
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Paidas works as a pediatric surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Paidas include minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paidas honors. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Mitchel Scott Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle, Floor 4; Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mitchel Hoffman is a gynecologic oncology specialist. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of clinical interest consist of ovarian disease, cancer, and vaginal problems. Dr. Hoffman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoffman is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hoffman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hoffman include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Examiner, Gyn Oncology Subspecialty Oral Exam, ABOG; and Examiner, Basic Oral Exam, ABOG. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Hoffman is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ovarian Disease, Cancer, Uterine Problems, Tumor, Vaginal Problems, Pelvic Pain

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,429
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $731
Dr. Pedro Miguel Soler Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4144 N. Armenia Avenue; Suite 250
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Soler specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Soler is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soler accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soler has received professional recognition including the following: Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Cum Laude Graduate RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 Armenia Avenue; #200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Sayad's clinical interests include atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, 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 Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 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. Sayad takes. Dr. Sayad is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Stress ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $998
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $513
Dr. Charles Barry Craythorne, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
613 S Magnolia Avenue; Suite 1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Craythorne sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Craythorne's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Craythorne include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Craythorne takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Craythorne (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Shayne Mark Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
13330 Usf Laurel Drive, Sarasota; Floor 34239
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. He graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Plosker's clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Plosker accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Plosker welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Hernandez is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Hernandez's clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hernandez trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hernandez 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hernandez include: CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hernandez is open to new patients.

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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. Michael Andrew Harrington, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3rd Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harrington specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Harrington include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, Dr. Harrington performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Harrington has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He 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's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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. Klein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He 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. Dana Marie Coberly, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
603 South Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dana Coberly is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Coberly attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Coberly's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Coberly is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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