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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Brandon, FL. Dr. Chavda is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Chavda completed a residency program at Robert Packer Hospital. Dr. Chavda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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

Dr. Marvin Shienbaum's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shienbaum takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Allentown. 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. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Henkin include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Henkin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Henkin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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)

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

Dr. Ignacio Armas is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Armas average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Armas's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida. Dr. Armas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

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

Dr. Eddy Echols specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine and practices in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Temple Terrace, FL. His clinical interests encompass replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Patients rated Dr. Echols highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Echols attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Echols is 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 69
  • Charge (avg.): $1,894 - $5,524
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $72 - $1,130
Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam, who practices in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Bradenton, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Milam include ACL injury. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Milam speaks Spanish. He is 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. James Peter La Polla, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
621 Lumsden Professional Center
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. James Lapolla sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Brandon, FL. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Patients rated Dr. Lapolla highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Lapolla's medical residency was performed 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,243
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,102
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 works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. Dr. Lopez's professional 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $2,130 - $3,872
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,157
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) and practices in Riverview, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Baker is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Baker honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Robotic Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Maruja Fernandez Boratti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Maruja Fernandez, who practices in Brandon, FL and Gibsonton, FL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Fernandez 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 takes. Her training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

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

Dr. James Baron, who practices in Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Baron is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida. Dr. Baron is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baron takes 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

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

Dr. Timothy Michael Bradley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
602 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 103
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Bradley's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bradley include sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bradley accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradley attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Bradley (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Okun accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He 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, 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. Angelo Stano Paola, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Paola is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Paola include robotic surgery and vasectomy. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Dr. Paola 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Paola attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Paola (or staff) is conversant in 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests encompass throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Meyerson average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Meyerson 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 graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Meyerson is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $6,430
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,936
Dr. Karin Swisher Hotchkiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
10817 Bloomingdale Avenue
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. Dr. Hotchkiss has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head 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. Dr. Hotchkiss's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Hotchkiss's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, Neck ... (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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