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

Dr. Cedric Sheffield specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Sheffield's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Sheffield attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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. Michel M El-Murr, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 410
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michel Murr is a physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Murr attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Murr's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. 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 welcomes 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,227 - $5,731
  • Medicare Cost: $349 - $1,839
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 specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Pham's areas of expertise include the following: cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Pham attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Pham average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Circumcision, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Cancer, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic 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 works as a vascular surgeon, trauma surgeon, and chest surgeon. Dr. Alkire attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. Patients gave Dr. Alkire an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Alkire is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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

Dr. Richard Dicicco is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Dicicco's areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Bayfront Health Dade City, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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. 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 specializes in vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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's medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Dr. Keith Eric Sommers, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4007 N Taliaferro Avenue; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Keith Sommers is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Sommers 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. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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. 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 attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Paidas's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. 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 has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Paidas is 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: Achalasia, Hyperhidrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Trauma

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. Dr. Craythorne (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Craythorne is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Craythorne graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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 Tampa, FL physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. In Dr. Hoffman's practice, he is particularly interested in ovarian disease, cancer, and vaginal problems. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Hoffman attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Hoffman a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. Dr. Hoffman welcomes 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. Richard David Klein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2605 W. Tyson Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Klein specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Orlando, FL and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Klein 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 obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Klein (or staff) is conversant in 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. Pedro Miguel Soler Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4144 N. Armenia Avenue; Suite 250
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Soler is a plastic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Soler's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 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. Soler takes. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Soler is professionally affiliated with 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 specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Farrior has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating 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. Farrior accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Farrior is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Siviero Agazzi, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Siviero Agazzi's specialty is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, hemifacial spasm, and brain aneurysm. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After attending the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Agazzi completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Geneva. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Membership, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for collegiate schools of business and Best Clinical Doctorate Thesis, University of Geneva (Switzerland). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Agazzi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic skull base surgery

All Interests: Skull Base Surgery, Cyberknife Radiosurgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Hemifacial Spasm, ... (Read more)

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 a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Chae's areas of expertise include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. 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. Dr. Chae's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Juan Santiago Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe works as a neurosurgeon in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uribe include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. Dr. Uribe's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Uribe's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His distinctions include: Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,347
  • Medicare Cost: $1,421

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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.