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

Dr. Cedric Sheffield's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheffield include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheffield 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. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Sheffield attended Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Sheffield has received the following distinction: Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Pham include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. Dr. Pham attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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. He 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 American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. El-Murr has received professional recognition including the following: 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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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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dicicco include gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Bayfront Health Dade City, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Dicicco 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. Dicicco attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire practices vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Alkire speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alkire honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Alkire has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,551 - $3,048
  • Medicare Cost: $548 - $641
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 is a specialist in vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Izzo attended medical school at 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. 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 has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Paidas 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. Keith Eric Sommers, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4007 N Taliaferro Avenue; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Keith Sommers is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sommers include robotic surgery. He honors 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 subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Sommers is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $710 - $4,907
  • Medicare Cost: $235 - $1,520
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 in Tampa, FL. Patients gave Dr. Hoffman an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include ovarian disease, cancer, and vaginal problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hoffman obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Examiner, Gyn Oncology Subspecialty Oral Exam, ABOG; and Examiner, Basic Oral Exam, ABOG. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,429
  • Medicare Cost: $731
Dr. Charles Barry Craythorne, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
613 S Magnolia Avenue; Suite 1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Craythorne is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Craythorne's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Craythorne is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Craythorne (or staff) speaks the following 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. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
509 Armenia Avenue; #200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. Dr. Sayad has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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 Saint Joseph University of Beirut. For his residency, Dr. Sayad trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Sayad speaks Arabic. His professional 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Stress ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $998
  • Medicare Cost: $513
Dr. Richard David Klein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2605 W. Tyson Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Klein practices plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Klein is affiliated with Orlando Health. 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. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Harrington include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Harrington graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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. Harrington's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Pedro Miguel Soler Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4144 N. Armenia Avenue; Suite 250
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Soler is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Soler's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Soler is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Joseph Farrior's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Farrior average 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. 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 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

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $212
  • Medicare Cost: $89
Dr. David Joseph Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Urology
2 Tampa General Circle; South Tampa Center 7th Floor, Usf
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hernandez is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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. His distinctions include: CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hernandez is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,776
  • Medicare Cost: $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.