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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 practices cardiothoracic surgery in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Evans is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Patterson include hand problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patterson 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 graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. He speaks Afrikaans. Dr. Patterson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patterson is open to 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. Farouk Mohamed Ali Belal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
320 1st Street N
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Farouk Belal is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Winter Haven, FL, Bartow, FL, and Davenport, FL. Dr. Belal 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 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 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 works as an urologist. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Lee attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lee accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Paul Maurice Morin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Paul Morin, who practices in Winter Haven, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Morin honors 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 Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Morin has received the distinction of 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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Radocha include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Radocha 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 is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy specialist in Winter Haven, FL, Davenport, FL, and Clermont, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bradfield 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Bradfield attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $550
  • Medicare Cost: $344
Dr. Rodrigo Antonio Bolanos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
199 Avenue B Nw; Suite 310
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Rodrigo Bolanos' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Bolanos takes 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 a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Bolanos attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 102
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,660 - $4,121
  • Medicare Cost: $429 - $854
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. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Speyerer attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Speyerer honors. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,960
  • Medicare Cost: $717
Dr. Esteban Jesus Gambaro, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Esteban Gambaro is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Gambaro (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gambaro graduated from National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Gambaro 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,999
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Larry Randell Padgett Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 3rd Street Nw; Suite 201
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Larry Padgett's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Padgett's areas of clinical interest consist of sports health, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. He is affiliated with Advanced Orthopedic Surgery, Winter Haven Hospital, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Padgett attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Leonardo Victores, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
199 Avenue B Nw; #310
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Leonardo Victores is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Victores is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $825
  • Medicare Cost: $539
Dr. Robert Scaife Thomas Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Robert Thomas' area of specialization is surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Thomas 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas's training includes a residency program 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 in Winter Haven, FL. 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. Aronski graduated from International. He trained at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse for residency. He is conversant in Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,960
  • Medicare Cost: $758
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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
160 East Lake Howard Drive
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Robert Merritt specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy and practices in Winter Haven, FL. Dr. Merritt's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Merritt is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $550 - $1,162
  • Medicare Cost: $344 - $425
Dr. Vincent William Gatto, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
199 Avenue B Nw
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Gatto's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy, incontinence, and endometriosis. Dr. Gatto honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. Dr. Gatto is conversant in Italian.

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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.