We found 70 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Temple Terrace, FL.

Dr. Jacques-Pierre Pierre Fontaine, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jacques-Pierre Fontaine's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Fontaine is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Moffitt Cancer Center. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal, Dr. Fontaine attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 94
  • Charge (avg.): $776 - $4,073
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $235 - $1,406
Dr. Lary Allen Robinson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lary Robinson is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Robinson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,385 - $5,023
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $451 - $1,800
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. He works in Tampa, FL. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sommers include robotic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sommers accepts. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Sommers is 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

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
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Paidas' medical specialty is pediatric surgery. Dr. Paidas has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. He accepts 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 New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Paidas's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Sayad's areas of expertise include the following: atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. 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 honors. In addition to English, Dr. Sayad speaks Arabic. Dr. Sayad is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is open to 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. Philippe Edouard Spiess, MD
Specializes in Urology
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Philippe Spiess is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Spiess trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Spiess is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $722 - $1,878
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $154 - $224
Dr. Shayne M Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Tampa, FL and Lakeland, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Plosker's clinical interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Plosker graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Plosker has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hernandez sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Hernandez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hernandez trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hernandez has received include CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University.

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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. Joseph Julian Hirschfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3000 E. Fletcher Avenue; Suite 260, Bay Area Cosmetic Surgical Center
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hirschfeld accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hirschfeld attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Nofsinger attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nofsinger takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Swedish. Dr. Nofsinger is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). 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. George R Companioni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13707 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; #115
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. George Companioni's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Companioni trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Companioni include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Companioni 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. In addition to English, Dr. Companioni speaks Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems, Hip Problems

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Hess' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Hess's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Andrew Harrington, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33612
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harrington is a plastic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Harrington is affiliated with 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 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
13020 Telecom Parkway North
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols' medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Echols's areas of expertise consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Echols attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 69
  • Charge (avg.): $1,894 - $5,524
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $72 - $1,130
Dr. Delbert Paul Remaley III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Delbert Remaley's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Remaley include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Remaley is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. 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 is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Pain, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanders Honggook Chae, JD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sanders Chae, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chae include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Chae attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chae is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Catheter Ablation, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 67
  • Charge (avg.): $1,700 - $2,921
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $553 - $959

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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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