We found 42 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Brandon, FL. Dr. Chavda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Before completing his residency at Robert Packer Hospital, Dr. Chavda attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. He 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,582
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $371
Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Milam include ACL injury. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milam honors. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. James E Baron, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. James Baron works as a general gynecologist. Dr. Baron is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baron include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Dr. Baron is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marvin F Shienbaum, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 Vonderburg Drive; #110w
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Marvin Shienbaum is a Brandon, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Shienbaum is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Allentown, Dr. Shienbaum attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Philip Henkin, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
1007 Professional Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Philip Henkin is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Henkin's areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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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)

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

Dr. James Lapolla is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lapolla at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,243
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,102
Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. John Okun's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Okun is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Okun's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,364
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $592
Dr. Karin Swisher Hotchkiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
10817 Bloomingdale Avenue
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Hotchkiss has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Hotchkiss takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, ... (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 sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lopez 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. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $2,130 - $3,872
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,157
Dr. Ignacio Armas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ignacio Armas sees patients in Brandon, FL. His medical specialty is general gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Armas include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Dr. Armas 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. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Eileen Stine, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
602 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jessica Stine works as a gynecologic oncologist. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Stine trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for her residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stine include da vinci surgery. She 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. She is conversant in Medical Spanish. Dr. Stine is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Vaginal Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Hysterectomy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Steven M Granger, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Steven Granger is a general gynecologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Granger average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include da vinci surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Granger attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
305 E. Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Echols's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Echols performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 69
  • Charge (avg.): $1,894 - $5,524
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $72 - $1,130
Dr. Stephen M Zweibach, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
815 S Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Zweibach sees patients in Brandon, FL. His medical specialty is general gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of da vinci surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Zweibach 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 the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Zweibach's professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Problems, Gynecological Problems, Hysterectomy, Outpatient Care, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith D Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 S Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead practices general gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitehead include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Dr. Whitehead attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 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 gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, ... (Read more)

Dr. Greg J Den Haese, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Greg Denhaese's area of specialization is general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Denhaese is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Denhaese's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Denhaese honors. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (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.
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