We found 81 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 practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. He honors 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 the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Toloza's residency was performed at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Toloza (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally 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's specialty is thoracic surgery. 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. Dr. Fontaine attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Moffitt Cancer Center.

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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 specializes in bariatric surgery. Dr. El-Murr honors 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 American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He 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. Dr. El-Murr is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes 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 specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Robinson is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. 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. 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. Charles Nicholas Paidas, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Paidas is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. Dr. Paidas 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 studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Paidas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Paidas has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally 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. 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. 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). Clinical interests for Dr. Sommers include robotic surgery. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $710 - $4,907
  • Medicare Cost: $235 - $1,520
Dr. Mitchel Scott Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mitchel Hoffman is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoffman include ovarian disease, cancer, and vaginal problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hoffman is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hoffman include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Examiner, Gyn Oncology Subspecialty Oral Exam, ABOG; and Examiner, Basic Oral Exam, ABOG. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Hoffman's practice is open to 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. Edward S Homan Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edward Homan's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Homan's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Homan graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Homan trained at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Homan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Hernandez works as an urologist. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Hernandez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His distinctions include: CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Hernandez 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,776
  • Medicare Cost: $851
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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Sayad's clinical interests: atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sayad graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His training includes residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Arabic.

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

Dr. Philippe Spiess is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Spiess studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Spiess is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $722 - $1,878
  • Medicare Cost: $154 - $224
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 in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests 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. Dr. Harrington studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Harrington has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec 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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gray average 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery. 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. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Gray performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. He is 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. 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 specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirschfeld include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Hirschfeld is 5.0 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. 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 is professionally affiliated with 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. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Tampa, FL. He speaks Swedish. His areas of expertise include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Dr. Nofsinger is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patients rated Dr. Nofsinger highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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. Jorge Luis Lockhart, MD
Specializes in Urology
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Lockhart is an urologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). For his professional training, Dr. Lockhart completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lockhart honors 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 Physician of the Year, Moffitt Cancer Center; Member of Honor, Confederacion Americana de urologica (CAU); and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He has an open panel.

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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

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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.