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 P Fontaine, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jacques Fontaine, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Fontaine 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. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal.

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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. Charles Nicholas Paidas, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Paidas is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Paidas honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College, he performed 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Lary Allen Robinson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lary Robinson's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Robinson attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robinson honors.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in robotic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Sommers is 2.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Sommers studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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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. David Joseph Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Urology
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hernandez is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hernandez include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). 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. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Nofsinger is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Nofsinger is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Nofsinger attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He speaks Swedish.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Companioni is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Companioni's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Companioni attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Harrington is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Harrington's areas of expertise include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Delbert Paul Remaley III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Delbert Remaley's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Remaley honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Remaley is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. Naji Kamal Baddoura, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
14434 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Naji Baddoura practices plastic surgery in Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baddoura's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Baddoura (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Richard M Gray, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gray works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Gray speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients gave him an average rating of 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. Gray accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Knee Replacement, Upper Extremity Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Jorge L Lockhart, MD
Specializes in Urology
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Lockhart's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. Dr. Lockhart is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. For his professional training, Dr. Lockhart completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lockhart has received include Physician of the Year, Moffitt Cancer Center; Member of Honor, Confederacion Americana de urologica (CAU); and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $826 - $2,776
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $252 - $851
Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive; Stc 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leffers include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. Dr. Leffers's 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. Leffers accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Leffers trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Leffers is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Leffers is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Siviero Agazzi, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Siviero Agazzi is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, hemifacial spasm, and brain aneurysm. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Agazzi's distinctions include: Membership, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for collegiate schools of business and Best Clinical Doctorate Thesis, University of Geneva (Switzerland). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic skull base surgery

All Interests: Brain AVM, Skull Base Surgery, Robotic Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan S Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Uribe include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Uribe is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Uribe completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Uribe has received professional recognition including the following: 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). Dr. Uribe welcomes 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)

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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Hirschfeld's clinical interests: thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hirschfeld's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes 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: , endoscopic surgery

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