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' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Evans trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Evans takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Evans is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patterson include hand problems and orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patterson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Afrikaans. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patterson's office for an appointment.

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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 an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Winter Haven, FL and Lake Wales, FL. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Belal's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $471
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $338
Dr. Richard Francis Radocha, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
635 First Street N
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Richard Radocha is a Winter Haven, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Radocha is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at 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)

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

Dr. Esteban Gambaro is a specialist in general surgery. He attended National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Gambaro (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Gambaro is professionally affiliated with 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, incontinence, and endometriosis. Dr. Gatto is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gatto trained at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gatto speaks Italian.

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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 works as a vascular surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Speyerer 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 affiliated with 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. Allan C Honculada, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
537 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Allan Honculada sees patients in Winter Haven, FL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Honculada's education and training includes medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. Leonardo Victores, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
199 Avenue B Nw; #310
Winter Haven, FL
 

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

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $825
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $539
Dr. Wojtek P Aronski, MD
Specializes in Surgery
635 1st Street North
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Wojtek Aronski is a surgeon. Dr. Aronski's education and training includes medical school at International and residency at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse. 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 speaks Polish. He is affiliated with Winter Haven 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

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

Dr. Robert Merritt is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. He works in Winter Haven, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Merritt is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his 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

Specializes in Urology
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. George Warner is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of 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
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). Dr. Essig's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. 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 attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. He is professionally 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 is a Winter Haven, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lerner 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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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 specializes in neurosurgery. In his practice, Dr. Sachs focuses on back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Sachs average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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 South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Sundean takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. She is professionally affiliated with 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: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $308

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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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