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We found 48 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Wellington, FL.

Dr. Keyur Anilkumar Chavda, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
205 S. Moon Avenue; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Keyur Chavda is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College, he performed his residency at Robert Packer Hospital. Dr. Chavda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,582
  • Medicare Cost: $371
Dr. Marvin F Shienbaum, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 Vonderburg Drive; #110w
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Marvin Shienbaum is a plastic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shienbaum takes. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Allentown.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ignacio Armas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ignacio Armas is a general gynecology specialist in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Armas include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Armas is 3.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. James Peter La Polla, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
621 Lumsden Professional Center
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. James Lapolla's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Lapolla's clinical interests: breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. 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 graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lapolla completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Abdominal Problems, Laser Surgery, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,243
  • Medicare Cost: $1,102
Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Dermatology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam's specialties are dermatology (skin disorders), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. His clinical interests include ACL injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Milam's education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). In addition to English, Dr. Milam speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Vincent Lopez, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Peter Lopez's specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Lopez attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lopez average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,130 - $3,872
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,157
Dr. Philip Henkin, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
1007 Professional Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Philip Henkin is a neurosurgery specialist in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Henkin include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Henkin attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain, Minimally Invasive Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $516 - $1,645
Dr. Robert John Maddalon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Robert Maddalon's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maddalon honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Maddalon attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Revision, Musculoskeletal Problems, Debridement, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,176 - $2,482
  • Medicare Cost: $380 - $693
Dr. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
305 E. Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, 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
Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. John Okun works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Okun average 2.5 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. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Okun speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Revision, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,364
  • Medicare Cost: $592
Dr. James Elliot Baron, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. James Baron specializes in general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baron include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baron honors. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Baron is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Bradley Baker, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Mark Baker specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Baker 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 medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Baker speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,772
  • Medicare Cost: $1,457
Dr. Lance R Meyerson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Lance Meyerson's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Meyerson graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital North and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,430
  • Medicare Cost: $1,936
Dr. Darshan B Thakkar, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery
205 S. Moon Avenue; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Darshan Thakkar practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine and general surgery in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Thakkar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Medical College Baroda and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Thakkar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,582
  • Medicare Cost: $443
Dr. Robert Lawrence Karp, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Robert Karp practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Karp include vasectomy. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Karp has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karp honors.

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Clinical Interests: Vasectomy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $764 - $1,335
  • Medicare Cost: $193 - $851
Dr. Maruja Fernandez Boratti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Maruja Fernandez-Boratti's medical specialty is general gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Her professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez-Boratti takes.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Urodynamic Testing, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

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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.