We found 13 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 practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and bariatric medicine. Dr. Chebli's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Chebli is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Brandon Regional Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Cervera's specialties are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cervera graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Cervera's medical residency was performed at Texas Heart Institute.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $3,549
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,033
Dr. Matthew Joseph Bonanno, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1295 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Bonanno is a plastic surgery specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Bonanno is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). 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. Bonanno studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Letson is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Venice, FL. He is professionally 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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Letson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $687
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $87

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edmund Witkowski specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Witkowski accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 127
  • Charge (avg.): $838 - $1,421
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $97 - $625

Specializes in Urology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Lomas works as an urologist in Venice, FL. 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. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, Dr. Lomas completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $646 - $2,270
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $158 - $695

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

Dr. James Landis is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Venice, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 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. Landis takes. His residency was performed 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $995
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $529

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
209 Palermo Place
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Mathew, who practices in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending Kilpauk Medical College for medical school, Dr. Mathew completed his residency training at Norwalk Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 138
  • Charge (avg.): $922 - $1,863
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $470 - $823

Specializes in General Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Napoliello's area of specialization is general surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Napoliello completed his residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 66
  • Charge (avg.): $1,476 - $2,092
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $492 - $697

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Noah is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Noah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Noah trained at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,194
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $541

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
329 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Charles Rodriguez's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Rodriguez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital and Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Derek Cuff's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cuff is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 285
  • Charge (avg.): $841 - $2,395
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130

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

Dr. Joseph Balzano works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Venice, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Balzano attended the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $995
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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