We found 27 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 is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Winter Haven, FL. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Evans takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Dr. Patterson's areas of clinical interest consist of hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patterson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Afrikaans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Belal performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He 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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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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. He is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC). 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. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes 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 the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,212
  • Medicare Cost: $851
Dr. Rodrigo Antonio Bolanos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
199 Avenue B Nw; Suite 310
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Rodrigo Bolanos specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Winter Haven, FL. He accepts 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 Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. 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. Paul Maurice Morin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Paul Morin practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Morin's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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 Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Radocha studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Radocha is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Radocha has received the distinction of 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 is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Bradfield is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency. Dr. Bradfield is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $550
  • Medicare Cost: $344
Dr. Gary Robert Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
320 1st Street N
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Gary Johnson works as a cardiologist in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital. 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. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $526
  • Medicare Cost: $491
Dr. Larry Randell Padgett Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 3rd Street Nw; Suite 201
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Larry Padgett is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Padgett performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has a special interest in sports health, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Padgett is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, Winter Haven Hospital, 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. David Kirk Speyerer, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
635 1st Street North
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. David Speyerer is a vascular surgery specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Speyerer trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Speyerer is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,960 - $2,613
  • Medicare Cost: $717 - $1,069
Dr. Leonardo Victores, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
199 Avenue B Nw; #310
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Leonardo Victores' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Victores is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He honors 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: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $825
  • Medicare Cost: $539
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 and Davenport, FL. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Gambaro accepts. Dr. Gambaro attended medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Gambaro (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,999
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Robert Scaife Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Robert Thomas' area of specialization is surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at Tripler Army Medical Center.

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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 is a surgery specialist. He graduated from International and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse. Dr. Aronski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Polish. Dr. Aronski is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,960
  • Medicare Cost: $758
Dr. Vincent William Gatto, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
199 Avenue B Nw
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Gatto is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He speaks Italian. Dr. Gatto's areas of expertise consist of high risk pregnancy, incontinence, and endometriosis. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. Dr. Gatto has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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.

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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.