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We found 28 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Winter Haven, FL.

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

Dr. David Evans works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Evans's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,581 - $1,658
  • Medicare Cost: $475 - $487
Dr. Stuart Drew Patterson, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 Third Street Nw; Suite 201
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Patterson is an orthopedist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Patterson include hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Patterson is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patterson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Dr. Patterson is conversant in Afrikaans.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Farouk Belal's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Belal obtained his medical school training at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $471
  • Medicare Cost: $338
Dr. Kevin Ki-Dong Lee, MD
Specializes in Urology
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Lee's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. He is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Winter Haven Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,212
  • Medicare Cost: $851
Dr. Paul Maurice Morin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Paul Morin works as an orthopedist in Winter Haven, FL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morin is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Morin is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 123
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,578 - $3,356
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,128
Dr. Richard Francis Radocha, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
635 First Street N
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Richard Radocha, who practices in Winter Haven, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Radocha has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Radocha takes. He has received the following distinction: 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)

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
160 East Lake Howard Drive
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Bradfield's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Bradfield is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient ratings for Dr. Bradfield average 3.5 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $550
  • Medicare Cost: $344
Dr. David Kirk Speyerer, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
635 1st Street North
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. David Speyerer specializes in vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Speyerer takes 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: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,960
  • Medicare Cost: $717
Dr. Rodrigo Antonio Bolanos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
199 Avenue B Nw; Suite 310
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Rodrigo Bolanos is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Winter Haven, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Bolanos is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 102
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,660 - $4,121
  • Medicare Cost: $429 - $854
Dr. Esteban Jesus Gambaro, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Esteban Gambaro is a medical specialist in general surgery. He 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 Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Gambaro attended medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Gambaro (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,999
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Leonardo Victores, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
199 Avenue B Nw; #310
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Leonardo Victores specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Winter Haven, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Victores takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $825
  • Medicare Cost: $539
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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 3rd Street Nw; Suite 201
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Larry Padgett's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Padgett average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Padgett include sports health, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Padgett 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 attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He is affiliated with Advanced Orthopedic Surgery and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 100
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,280 - $3,396
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
Dr. Robert Scaife Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Robert Thomas works as a surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at Tripler Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,146
  • Medicare Cost: $758
Dr. Wojtek Piotr Aronski, MD
Specializes in Surgery
635 1st Street North
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Wojtek Aronski's medical specialty is surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aronski's education and training includes medical school at International and residency at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse. Dr. Aronski speaks Polish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,960
  • Medicare Cost: $758
Dr. Edward Lubin, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
101 Avenue D Nw
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Edward Lubin's specialty is pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include pain management. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lubin accepts. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Lubin's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,141 - $1,191
  • Medicare Cost: $563 - $593
Dr. Vincent William Gatto, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
199 Avenue B Nw
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Gatto's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gatto is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gatto include high risk pregnancy, incontinence, and endometriosis. He 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. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Dr. Gatto attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gatto speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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