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We found 72 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Temple Terrace, FL.

Dr. Eric Miguel Toloza, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive; Fob1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Eric Toloza is a general surgeon and chest surgeon. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Toloza (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 218
  • Uninsured Cost: $765 - $5,093
  • Medicare Cost: $232 - $1,720
Dr. Jacques-Pierre Pierre Fontaine, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jacques-Pierre Fontaine is a specialist in thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Fontaine 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 McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fontaine completed residency programs 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

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $776 - $4,073
  • Medicare Cost: $235 - $1,406
Dr. Michel M El-Murr, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michel El-Murr practices bariatric surgery in Tampa, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. El-Murr is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. El-Murr include: 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 affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice 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. Lary Allen Robinson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lary Robinson is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Robinson studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Robinson honors 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,385 - $5,023
  • Medicare Cost: $451 - $1,800
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 Dr. Paidas's 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. 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 is open to 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 distinction of 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. Keith Eric Sommers, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4007 N Taliaferro Avenue; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Keith Sommers, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Sommers focuses on robotic surgery. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sommers takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). 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. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad, who practices in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. Dr. Sayad 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. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Sayad attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. In addition to English, Dr. Sayad speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Sayad 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

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $998
  • Medicare Cost: $513
Dr. Richard M Gray, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gray is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gray has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gray is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,132 - $1,215
  • Medicare Cost: $548 - $592
Dr. Michael Andrew Harrington, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33612
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harrington is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Harrington include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Harrington is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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 an open panel. Dr. Harrington is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Philippe Edouard Spiess, MD
Specializes in Urology
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Philippe Spiess is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Spiess average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. 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 a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $722 - $1,878
  • Medicare Cost: $154 - $224
Dr. George Roberto 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. In Dr. Companioni's practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Companioni accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Hernandez is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). 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. Hernandez's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,776
  • Medicare Cost: $851
Dr. Jorge Luis Lockhart, MD
Specializes in Urology
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Lockhart practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tampa, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Lockhart completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lockhart include: Physician of the Year, Moffitt Cancer Center; Member of Honor, Confederacion Americana de urologica (CAU); and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $826 - $2,776
  • Medicare Cost: $252 - $851
Dr. Siviero Agazzi, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Siviero Agazzi is a specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agazzi include spinal cord tumor, hemifacial spasm, and brain aneurysm. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Geneva. Dr. Agazzi has received the following distinctions: Membership, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for collegiate schools of business and Best Clinical Doctorate Thesis, University of Geneva (Switzerland).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic skull base surgery

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

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

Dr. Sanders Chae's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Chae attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chae's clinical interests include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chae's office for an appointment.

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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
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe's area of specialization is neurosurgery. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uribe takes. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Uribe has received the following distinctions: Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). His practice is open to 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.