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We found 77 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO 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 physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Toloza 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 attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Texas Heart Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Toloza (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Toloza 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. Michel M El-Murr, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michel Murr is a physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. Dr. Murr obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His areas of expertise include diabetes, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary disorders. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. 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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Robinson attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,385 - $5,023
  • Medicare Cost: $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 practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sommers is especially interested in robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Sommers takes 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 Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Paidas practices pediatric surgery in Tampa, FL. Dr. Paidas's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. 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 performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Paidas attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school. 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. 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. Richard M Gray, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gray, who practices in Tampa, FL and Zephyrhills, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Gray accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gray attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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. Mitchel Scott Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle; Tgh Cancer Center 3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mitchel Hoffman works as a gynecologic oncologist in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoffman include ovarian disease, cancer, and vaginal problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hoffman 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. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Examiner, Gyn Oncology Subspecialty Oral Exam, ABOG; and Examiner, Basic Oral Exam, ABOG. He is accepting 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. Philippe Edouard Spiess, MD
Specializes in Urology
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Philippe Spiess sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Spiess is 4.0 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Spiess attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Spiess is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $722 - $1,878
  • Medicare Cost: $154 - $224
Dr. Joseph Julian Hirschfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3000 E Fletcher; Suite 260
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirschfeld include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Hirschfeld attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Hernandez is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). 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 EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hernandez's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Hernandez's distinctions include: CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,776
  • Medicare Cost: $851
Dr. Siviero Agazzi, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Siviero Agazzi is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agazzi include spinal cord tumor, hemifacial spasm, and brain aneurysm. Dr. Agazzi takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Agazzi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Geneva for residency. He 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). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is open to new patients.

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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
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sanders Chae is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chae include heart valve disease, pacemaker implantation, and cardioversion. Dr. Chae accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chae's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He 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
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uribe include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). 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). Patients gave Dr. Uribe an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received distinctions including Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. He 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
Dr. Shayne Mark Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. These areas are among Dr. Plosker's clinical interests: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Plosker has received include 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. Dr. Plosker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Nofsinger, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Nofsinger attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nofsinger accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Swedish. Dr. Nofsinger's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,496
  • Medicare Cost: $1,130
Dr. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
13020 Telecom Parkway North
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols' areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Echols's clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Echols is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,894 - $5,524
  • Medicare Cost: $72 - $1,130

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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.