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We found 16 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. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Krishnaraj is an in-network provider 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: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,540
  • Medicare Cost: $635
Dr. Richard M Gray, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gray specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Gray is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Gray is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gray attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Gray speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Knee Replacement, Upper Extremity Problems, Hip Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,132 - $1,215
  • Medicare Cost: $548 - $592
Dr. Brett Matthew Scotch, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
27406 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Brett Scotch is a Wesley Chapel, FL physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and sleep medicine. Dr. Scotch attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Scotch is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, 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
Dr. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Raterman 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. Raterman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Thomas Anthony Castillenti, DO
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Castillenti's specialty is vascular surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Castillenti focuses on peripheral vascular surgery and wounds. Dr. Castillenti is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. Dr. Castillenti accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Wounds, Peripheral Vascular Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,166
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Ketul K Chauhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
27424 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

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

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $545
Dr. Ira Jay Guttentag, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Ira Guttentag is an orthopedist in Tampa, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Guttentag's areas of expertise include the following: sports health, total knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Guttentag is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 98
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,132 - $1,990
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,120
Dr. Olufunke Omodele Abiose, MD
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Olufunke Abiose practices midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. Her average patient rating is 2.5 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. Dr. Abiose is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. She is professionally 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 is a surgery specialist in Zephyrhills, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures and anti-reflux surgery. Dr. Lohrbach is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lohrbach 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.

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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 is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. She is especially interested in vascular ultrasound, spider veins, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Dr. Calero is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Calero welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Brent Sullivan's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sullivan include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and robotic surgery. Dr. Sullivan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Sullivan's professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthroscopy and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Alexander takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is professionally 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. Brian C Domby, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Brian Domby is an orthopedic surgeon in Wesley Chapel, FL, Brandon, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Domby include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and sports health. 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. Dr. Domby graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Maria Olga Villa, MD
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. M. Villa is a midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and adolescent issues. Dr. Villa is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Villa 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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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngic Allergy
27516 Cashford Circle; Suite 101 - Vitale Institute
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Paul Di Pasquale's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery, sleep medicine, and otolaryngic allergy. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Di Pasquale studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $224
  • Medicare Cost: $64

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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.