We found 14 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Wesley Chapel, FL.

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

Dr. Pandurangan Krishnaraj is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Krishnaraj's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $1,540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $635
Dr. Richard M Gray, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gray works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Gray speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gray accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Stephen Raterman is an orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Raterman's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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: , 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $1,132 - $1,958
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
Dr. Paul David Di Pasquale, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
27516 Cashford Circle; Suite 101 - Vitale Institute
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Paul Di Pasquale sees patients in Wesley Chapel, FL. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Di Pasquale's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in nose surgery and botox injection. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Di Pasquale's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU).

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Clinical Interests: Botox Injection, Nose Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $224
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $64
Dr. Aurelia Thibonnier Calero, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2700 Healing Way; Suite 300
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Aurelia Calero practices vascular surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include vascular ultrasound, spider veins, and ambulatory phlebectomy. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Calero takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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. Thomas Anthony Castillenti, DO
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Castillenti's area of specialization is vascular surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Castillenti's clinical interests: peripheral vascular surgery and wounds. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Castillenti graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Clinical Interests: Wounds, Peripheral Vascular Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $1,166
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr. Ketul K Chauhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
27424 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Ketul Chauhan is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Chauhan 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. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $545
Dr. Lance R Meyerson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Lance Meyerson, who practices in Brandon, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patients rated Dr. Meyerson highly, giving him an average 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meyerson is 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. Brian C Domby, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Brian Domby works as an orthopedist. He studied medicine at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Domby's areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is 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. Ira Jay Guttentag, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Ira Guttentag is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, total knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Guttentag is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Guttentag's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Olufunke O Abiose, MD
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Olufunke Abiose sees patients in Wesley Chapel, FL and Zephyrhills, FL. Her medical specialties are midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abiose is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Gynecologic Procedures, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Hormone Replacement ... (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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Alexander focuses on knee arthroscopy and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Alexander is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Alexander 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. Brent C Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Urology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Brent Sullivan is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sullivan include sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and robotic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sullivan takes. Dr. Sullivan graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His hospital/clinic 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. 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 in Wesley Chapel, FL and Zephyrhills, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Villa include minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and adolescent issues. Dr. Villa takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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.
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