We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Winter Haven, FL.

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Dr. David K Evans, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 Avenue F Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. David Evans is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Evans 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 Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $1,581 - $1,658
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $475 - $487
Dr. Stuart Drew Patterson, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 Third Street Nw; Suite 201
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Patterson practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Lakeland, FL and Winter Haven, FL. He attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University for residency. Dr. Patterson's areas of expertise consist of hand problems and orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patterson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Afrikaans. His professional affiliations include Winter Haven Women's Hospital, Bartow Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patterson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Becker is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Winter Haven Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard F Radocha, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
635 First Street N
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Richard Radocha's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Radocha's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is affiliated with Bartow Regional Medical Center. Dr. Radocha honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Farouk Mohamed Belal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
320 1st Street N
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Farouk Belal practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, Winter Haven Women's Hospital, and Bartow Regional Medical Center. 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. Belal attended the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $471
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $338
Dr. Robert Bryan Butler, MD, BA
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. R. Butler's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Butler's areas of expertise include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Esteban Jesus Gambaro, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Esteban Gambaro is a general surgery specialist in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Gambaro (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He graduated from National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Gambaro trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for his residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,999
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr. Vincent W Gatto, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
199 Avenue B Nw
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Gatto is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Gatto's areas of expertise consist of high risk pregnancy, incontinence, and endometriosis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gatto honors. Dr. Gatto attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. David Kirk Speyerer, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
635 1st Street North
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. David Speyerer practices vascular surgery in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Speyerer is affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $1,960 - $2,613
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $717 - $1,069
Dr. Jeffrey Dean Watson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Watson's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Watson's areas of expertise include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Watson 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, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Merritt, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
160 East Lake Howard Drive
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Robert Merritt is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngic allergist. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Merritt's average rating from his patients is 3.0 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $550 - $1,162
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $344 - $425
Dr. Robert Kevin Lerner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Robert Lerner practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Winter Haven, FL. Patients gave Dr. Lerner 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 183
  • Charge (avg.): $1,449 - $1,944
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $137 - $697
Dr. Allan C Honculada, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
537 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Allan Honculada is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Honculada is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $676 - $736
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $478 - $589
Dr. Elizabeth P Sundean, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
160 East Lake Howard Drive
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Sundean works as an otolaryngologist. She is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Sundean 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $308
Dr. Wojtek P Aronski, MD
Specializes in Surgery
635 1st Street North
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Wojtek Aronski specializes in surgery. 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. He is a graduate of International. Dr. Aronski trained at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse for his residency. He is conversant in Polish. Dr. Aronski is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,960
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $758
Dr. Mark J Sando, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sando is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Winter Haven, FL, Brandon, FL, and Plant City, FL. His clinical interests include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Sando honors 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 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

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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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