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We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Venice, FL.

Dr. Joseph Elie Chebli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, Other
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Chebli, who practices in Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and bariatric medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Chebli average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic and Georgetown University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Chebli welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Cervera is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cervera graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cervera completed a residency program at Texas Heart Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,549
  • Medicare Cost: $1,033
Dr. Matthew Joseph Bonanno, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1295 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Bonanno specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bonanno has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bonanno studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Urology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Letson's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Letson attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Patients rated Dr. Letson highly, giving him an average of 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: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $687
  • Medicare Cost: $87
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Noah practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Noah performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,194
  • Medicare Cost: $541
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edmund Witkowski is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Witkowski is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Wilford Hall Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 127
  • Uninsured Cost: $838 - $1,421
  • Medicare Cost: $97 - $625
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Specializes in General Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Napoliello works as a general surgeon in Bradenton, FL, Venice, FL, and Lakewood Ranch, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Napoliello studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Napoliello average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Napoliello 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

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,476 - $2,092
  • Medicare Cost: $492 - $697
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Specializes in Urology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Lomas specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Lomas 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 Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $646 - $2,270
  • Medicare Cost: $158 - $695
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Specializes in Urology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Ercolani's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Ercolani attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,280
  • Medicare Cost: $695
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. James Landis is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Landis at an average of 3.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes residency programs at Hackensack University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $995
  • Medicare Cost: $529
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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
209 Palermo Place
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Mathew practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Mathew trained at Norwalk Hospital for residency. 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: 138
  • Uninsured Cost: $922 - $1,863
  • Medicare Cost: $470 - $823
Dr. Charles L Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
329 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Charles Rodriguez's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez's medical residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mumma works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mumma takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mumma is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $800 - $1,850
  • Medicare Cost: $487 - $962
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Specializes in Urology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Ruane's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruane studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for his residency. Dr. Ruane is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 95
  • Uninsured Cost: $747 - $2,270
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $695
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Derek Cuff works as an orthopedist. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Cuff 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 Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 285
  • Uninsured Cost: $841 - $2,395
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
Dr. Joseph Anthony Balzano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Balzano is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Venice, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He 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. Dr. Balzano obtained his medical school training at the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $995
  • Medicare Cost: $557

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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.