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; Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Pandurangan Krishnaraj works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Zephyrhills, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. His areas of expertise include liver disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, Dr. Krishnaraj completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Krishnaraj (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Krishnaraj is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical Interests: Liver Disease

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, Sports Medicine
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gray is a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist in Tampa, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gray include arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Gray's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gray honors. Dr. Gray is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gray's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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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, Sports Medicine
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Raterman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Raterman's professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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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 is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy specialist in Wesley Chapel, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Di Pasquale is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in nose surgery and botox injection. Dr. Di Pasquale honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Di Pasquale attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. Lance R Meyerson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Lance Meyerson practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Meyerson studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Meyerson include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Meyerson 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 affiliated with Florida Hospital Carrollwood and 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. Michael Gerard Jackson, MD
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jackson sees patients in Tampa, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. His medical specialties are midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in endometriosis, robotic surgery, and pelvic pain. Dr. Jackson accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jackson is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Olufunke Abiose practices midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology in Wesley Chapel, FL and Zephyrhills, FL. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel and Florida Medical Clinic. She graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Abiose's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She 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: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Aurelia Thibonnier Thibonnier, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2700 Healing Way; Suite 300
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Aurelia Calero is a specialist in vascular surgery. She works in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Calero is especially interested in vascular ultrasound, spider veins, and ambulatory phlebectomy. 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. 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 professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Calero has an open panel.

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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 General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Castillenti works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Zephyrhills, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castillenti include peripheral vascular surgery and wounds. Dr. Castillenti is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, and Bayfront Health Dade City. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Castillenti has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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.

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

Dr. Gerald Alexander sees patients in Wesley Chapel, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alexander include knee arthroscopy and fractures (broken bones). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander takes. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Alexander is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and 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 an urologist. Dr. Sullivan is especially interested in sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, 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. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Brian Domby works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and sports health. Dr. Domby accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Domby's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and 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, Sports Medicine
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Ira Guttentag's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Guttentag include sports health, total knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Guttentag's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Guttentag studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Ketul K Chauhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
27424 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Ketul Chauhan works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Zephyrhills, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). 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's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $545

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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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