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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, who practices in Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. 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. Chavda graduated from B.J. Medical College and then he performed his residency at Robert Packer Hospital. Dr. Chavda (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,582
  • Medicare Cost: $371
Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
721 W Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Bradenton, FL. Dr. Milam has indicated that his clinical interests include ACL injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Milam trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. He 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. James Peter La Polla, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
621 Lumsden Professional Center
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. James Lapolla specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Brandon, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lapolla's clinical interests: breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lapolla graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,243
  • Medicare Cost: $1,102
Dr. Marvin F Shienbaum, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 Vonderburg Drive; #110w
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Marvin Shienbaum's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shienbaum's areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Allentown, Dr. Shienbaum attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Lopez attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez is affiliated with 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 Cysts, Rotator ... (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 Brandon, FL physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Henkin include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henkin honors. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Henkin 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $516 - $1,645
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 attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He 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. Armas honors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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

Dr. Robert Maddalon practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Maddalon speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. 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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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. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
305 E. Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Temple Terrace, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Echols's areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Echols accepts. Dr. Echols attended Meharry Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Okun is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Okun attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. James Baron sees patients in Brandon, FL. His medical specialty is general gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Baron highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Baron include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Baron completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Baron is affiliated with 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 is an urologist. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Baker 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 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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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 area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Meyerson is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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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 is a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine and general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Thakkar (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Thakkar completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He takes 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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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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Riverview, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include vasectomy. Dr. Karp is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karp's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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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 is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Fernandez's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez's hospital/clinic 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, 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.