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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Krishnaraj studied medicine at Madras Medical College. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He 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 Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gray has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gray is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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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 Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngic Allergy
27406 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Brett Scotch practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and sleep medicine in Wesley Chapel, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Scotch takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from 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 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. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Wesley Chapel, FL, Tampa, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Raterman is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Raterman 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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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 medical specialty is vascular surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include peripheral vascular surgery and wounds. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. Dr. Castillenti graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Castillenti is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillenti 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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Clinical Interests: Wounds, Peripheral Vascular Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,166
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Olufunke Omodele Abiose, MD
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2700 Healing Way
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Olufunke Abiose, who practices in Land O Lakes, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL, is a medical specialist in midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Abiose is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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's area of specialization is surgery. Dr. Lohrbach's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures and anti-reflux surgery. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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

Dr. Ketul Chauhan is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chauhan honors. Dr. Chauhan studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Chauhan's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Aurelia Thibonnier Calero, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2700 Healing Way; Suite 300
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Aurelia Calero is a vascular surgery specialist. Her clinical interests include vascular ultrasound, spider veins, and ambulatory phlebectomy. Dr. Calero is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She 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. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed 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. Brent Carlyle Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Urology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Brent Sullivan's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Sullivan's clinical interests: sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital and Florida Medical Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sullivan honors. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Wesley Chapel, FL and Zephyrhills, FL. His areas of expertise consist of knee arthroscopy and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Alexander 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 attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He 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. Brian C Domby, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Brian Domby works as an orthopedic surgeon in Wesley Chapel, FL, Brandon, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Domby attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Problems, 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, who practices in Wesley Chapel, FL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery, sleep medicine, and otolaryngic allergy. Patient ratings for Dr. Di Pasquale average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Di Pasquale takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of 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
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; she sees patients in Wesley Chapel, FL and Zephyrhills, FL. She graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Villa's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and adolescent issues. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally 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.