We found 13 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Venice, FL.

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. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Georgetown University Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chebli accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Brandon Regional Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Cervera specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Venice, FL. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Cervera 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: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $3,549
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,033

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1295 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Bonanno works as a plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated Dr. Bonanno 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. Dr. Bonanno graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and 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, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Letson is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Letson is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Letson graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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 General Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Napoliello specializes in general surgery. Dr. Napoliello attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Napoliello trained at Geisinger Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Napoliello is 4.0 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. Napoliello takes. 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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Noah a rating of 4.0 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. Noah accepts. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone 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: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,194
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $541

Specializes in Urology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Lomas sees patients in Venice, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lomas is 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. He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. Edmund Witkowski is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Witkowski's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Witkowski attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Witkowski 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 Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. James Landis is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Venice, FL. His training includes residency programs at Hackensack University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Landis's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Landis 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 is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Kilpauk Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Mathew 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 Plastic Surgery
329 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Charles Rodriguez is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is 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 attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency.

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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, who practices in Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Balzano is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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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