We found 17 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 sees patients in Winter Haven, FL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Evans's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Winter Haven Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evans takes. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Patterson average 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand problems and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Patterson's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Health System, Winter Haven Hospital, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson takes. Dr. Patterson's practice is open to new patients. 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 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 Belal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
320 1st Street N
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Farouk Belal's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Winter Haven, FL and Lake Wales, FL. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System, Winter Haven Hospital, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. After attending the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Belal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is in-network 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $471
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $338
Dr. Esteban Jesus Gambaro, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Esteban Gambaro specializes in general surgery and practices in Winter Haven, FL. He graduated from National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Gambaro accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Gambaro (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gatto graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. He is especially interested in high risk pregnancy, incontinence, and endometriosis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 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. Gatto takes. He speaks Italian. Dr. Gatto's professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Winter Haven 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 is a Winter Haven, FL physician who specializes in vascular surgery. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. 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. Speyerer's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Health System and Winter Haven Hospital.

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

Dr. Richard Radocha specializes in plastic surgery. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Radocha include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Patient ratings for Dr. Radocha average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Radocha has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Allan C Honculada, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
537 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Allan Honculada practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Honculada is a graduate of Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He 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. Wojtek P Aronski, MD
Specializes in Surgery
635 1st Street North
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Wojtek Aronski, who practices in Winter Haven, FL, is a medical specialist in surgery. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Winter Haven Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aronski attended International for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse for residency. He speaks Polish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,960
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $758

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

Dr. Robert Merritt is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy specialist in Winter Haven, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Merritt's education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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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. Kenneth A Essig, MD
Specializes in Urology
7599 Cypress Gardens Boulevard
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Essig is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Winter Haven, FL. Patients gave Dr. Essig 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. Essig honors. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $584 - $1,390
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $291 - $695
Dr. Robert Kevin Lerner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Robert Lerner, who practices in Winter Haven, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lerner's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Winter Haven 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. Donald C Sachs, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
409 E. Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Donald Sachs works as a neurosurgeon in Winter Haven, FL and Lakeland, FL. Dr. Sachs's areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Sachs is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sachs completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Sachs is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Winter Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain, Minimally Invasive Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,645
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,196
Dr. Elizabeth P Sundean, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
160 East Lake Howard Drive
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Sundean's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Sundean's professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Sundean attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $308
Dr. Leonardo Victores, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
199 Avenue B Nw; #310
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Leonardo Victores, who practices in Winter Haven, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Victores honors. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Victores speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $825
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $539

Specializes in Urology
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. George Warner is an urologist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 121
  • Charge (avg.): $4,284
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $686

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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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