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We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Wesley Chapel, FL.

Dr. Pandrurangan Nmi Krishnaraj, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2318 Cypress Cove
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Pandurangan Krishnaraj is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Zephyrhills, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, and Tampa, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, Dr. Krishnaraj performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,540
  • Medicare Cost: $635
Dr. Brett Matthew Scotch, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
27406 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Brett Scotch sees patients in Wesley Chapel, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Scotch is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $212 - $824
  • Medicare Cost: $71 - $403
Dr. Lance R Meyerson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2020 Ashley Oaks Circle
Wesley Chapel, 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. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Healing Way
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raterman honors 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 a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Raterman attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,132 - $1,958
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
Dr. Ketul K Chauhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
27424 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Ketul Chauhan is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Zephyrhills, FL, Dade City, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Chauhan is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City. He 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 St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $545
Dr. Thomas Anthony Castillenti, DO
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Castillenti specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Zephyrhills, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, and Dade City, FL. Patients gave Dr. Castillenti an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of peripheral vascular surgery and wounds. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Castillenti graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Clinical Interests: Wounds, Peripheral Vascular Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,166
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Michaela Simcha Klein, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2700 Healing Way
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Michaela Klein is a general surgeon in Dade City, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Before performing her residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Dr. Klein attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her clinical interests encompass breast surgery, breast issues, and robotic surgery. Dr. Klein has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Olufunke Omodele Abiose, MD
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2700 Healing Way
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Olufunke Abiose's areas of specialization are midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology; she sees patients in Land O Lakes, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abiose attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Gynecologic Procedures, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Christopher Lohrbach, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Lohrbach practices surgery in Zephyrhills, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Lohrbach is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lohrbach include colorectal surgery procedures and anti-reflux surgery. Dr. Lohrbach is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He honors 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 Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Anti-Reflux Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,933
  • Medicare Cost: $647
Dr. Aurelia Thibonnier Calero, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2700 Healing Way; Suite 300
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Aurelia Calero works as a vascular surgeon. Her clinical interests include vascular ultrasound, spider veins, and ambulatory phlebectomy. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Calero attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Varicose Veins, Venous Disease, Dialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brent Carlyle Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Urology
2700 Healing Way
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Brent Sullivan practices urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital and Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Sullivan graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Sullivan 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: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Sexual Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Brian Christopher Domby, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Brian Domby is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Domby include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Domby is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Domby honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Edward Alexander Trey III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Alexander is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Wesley Chapel, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Alexander is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alexander include knee arthroscopy and fractures (broken bones). 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. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Outpatient Care, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul David Di Pasquale, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngic Allergy
27516 Cashford Circle; Suite 101 - Vitale Institute
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Paul Di Pasquale practices facial plastic surgery, sleep medicine, and otolaryngic allergy in Wesley Chapel, FL. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Di Pasquale's average rating from his patients is 5.0 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $224
  • Medicare Cost: $64
Dr. Maria Olga Villa, MD
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2700 Healing Way
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. M. Villa's areas of specialization are midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Villa's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and adolescent issues. She 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. She graduated from Albany Medical College. She is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, High Risk Pregnancy, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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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.