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

Dr. Keyur Chavda's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Chavda graduated from B.J. Medical College and then he performed his residency at Robert Packer Hospital. Dr. Chavda (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Chavda 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 specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Brandon, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shienbaum include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shienbaum at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his 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. Philip Henkin, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
1007 Professional Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Philip Henkin's specialty is neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Henkin include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Henkin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Henkin 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. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass ACL injury. Dr. Milam is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Milam attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lapolla has a special interest in breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lapolla graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
305 E. Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Echols's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Meharry Medical College and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. The average patient rating for Dr. Echols is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. 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. He practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Lopez attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ganglion Cyst, Rotator ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,130 - $3,872
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,157
Dr. Ignacio Armas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ignacio Armas' area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Armas speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Armas include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Armas is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Armas 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.

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

Dr. Mark Baker is an urologist in Riverview, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Baker attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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.

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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. Robert John Maddalon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Robert Maddalon's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maddalon trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Maddalon 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 speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Revision, Debridement, Hip Problems, Arthroplasty, Lower Extremity Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,176 - $2,482
  • Medicare Cost: $380 - $693
Dr. Robert Lawrence Karp, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Robert Karp is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Karp include vasectomy. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Dr. Karp 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Karp average 3.0 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.

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Clinical Interests: Vasectomy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $764 - $1,335
  • Medicare Cost: $193 - $851
Dr. Anthony Frank Infante Jr., DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
306 E. Brandon Boulevard; Office of Dr. Infante
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Infante's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. These areas are among his clinical interests: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Infante graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Infante's training includes a residency program at Grandview Medical Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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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Clinical Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,701 - $5,061
  • Medicare Cost: $91 - $568
Dr. Timothy Michael Bradley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
602 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 103
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Bradley is a pediatric orthopedist. The average patient rating for Dr. Bradley is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bradley include sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Bradley is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Bradley (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Fractures, Ankle Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Bunion ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. John Okun practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Okun at an average of 2.5 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. Okun takes. In addition to English, Dr. Okun speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,364
  • Medicare Cost: $592
Dr. Angelo Stano Paola, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Paola is an urologist. Dr. Paola's clinical interests include robotic surgery and vasectomy. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Paola (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Vasectomy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Lance R Meyerson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2020 Town Center Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Lance Meyerson's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Meyerson include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Meyerson is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Meyerson studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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

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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.