We found 103 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 is a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Sheffield's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation. Dr. Sheffield is professionally 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. 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. He works in Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Izzo honors. Dr. Izzo graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Izzo is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Ambulatory Phlebectomy

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

Dr. Tuan Pham specializes in pediatric surgery. Dr. Pham's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pham include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pham honors. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He 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 sees patients in Tampa, FL, Dade City, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Dicicco's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dicicco trained 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. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alkire include esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Dr. Alkire obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,551 - $3,048
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548 - $641
Dr. Michel M Murr, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 410
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michel Murr, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murr include diabetes, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Murr is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. 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. 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 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 specialist in pediatric surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. Dr. Paidas accepts 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has received the distinction of 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. Keith Eric Sommers, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4007 N Taliaferro Avenue; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Keith Sommers works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Sommers is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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.

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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. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4200 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 5
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Tampa, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Trinity, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Latorre attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Latorre's average patient rating 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 takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University Community Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Craythorne accepts 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. Dr. Craythorne completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Craythorne (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Craythorne is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Hernandez is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hernandez include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Hernandez is 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. Dr. Hernandez trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. He honors 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 professional recognition including the following: CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Pedro Soler is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Soler include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soler honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Soler trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Cum Laude Graduate RealSelf Top Doctor. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Soler is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (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 Tampa, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Swedish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Dr. Nofsinger's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Nofsinger average 4.5 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. He is accepting 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. 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). He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Farrior average 2.5 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 has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Farrior is affiliated with 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. Alberto Jose Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2809 W. Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Aortic Aneurysm, Atherectomy, Varicose Veins, Leg Pain, Carotid Artery Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,755
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $361
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 specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Harrington attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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