We found 56 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Thomas M. Beaver MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Beaver is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Beaver is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beaver include: Exemplary Teachers Award, University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida Medical Association President's Humanitarian Award for Service in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to English, Dr. Beaver speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Problems, Transcatheter ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $4,949
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,250

Specializes in General Practice, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
6440 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Klodell's specialties are general practice, cardiology (heart disease), and cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Gainesville, 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. Klodell studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $4,927
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,147

Specializes in General Practice, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1121 Nw 64th Terrace; Suite B
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Snyder's medical specialty is general practice, cardiothoracic surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Snyder is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $654 - $4,335
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $136 - $975
Tiago Noguchi Machuca
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100129
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Tiago Machuca is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Gainesville, FL. His clinical interests include lung transplant, lung cancer, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). 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. Dr. Machuca studied medicine at Federal University of Parana. He has received professional recognition including the following: Intuitive Robotic Surgery Fellowship from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Thomas W. Wright Jr. MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Wright is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL and Ocala, FL. Dr. Wright's areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. 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. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society). He is affiliated with UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $2,569 - $3,702
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $666
Dr. Bruce Allen Mast M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.46 stars (16 ratings)
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Mast's area of specialization is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mast include facelift, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Castle Connelly Top Doctor; America's Top Surgeons; and America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons. Dr. Mast is professionally affiliated with UF Health Shands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Laser Skin Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, ... (Read more)

Sanda A. Tan MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 3.33 stars (3 ratings)
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100109
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sanda Tan, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include fistula, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Tan is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Tan attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent Gerard Bird MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 2.83 stars (5 ratings)
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Bird, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Bird include laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average 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. Bird takes. Dr. Bird obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has received distinctions including Urology Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award; the University of Miami Department of Urology; and Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical nephrectomy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Bladder Stones, Ureteroscopy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $7,133
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,313
Dr. Jamie B. Conti MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Conti's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Emory University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Conti has a special interest in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Ventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $5,236
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $937
Jeffrey E. Friedman MD
Specializes in Surgery
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
1600 Sw Archer Road; Room 6165
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Friedman specializes in surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of endoscopy and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Friedman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Friedman trained at Carraway Methodist Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical Interests: Endoscopy, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 37
  • Charge (avg.): $4,228 - $8,510
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,068 - $1,642
Dr. Chasen Ashley Croft MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Chasen Croft works as a surgeon and intensivist. His areas of expertise include the following: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), appendectomy, and sepsis (blood poisoning). He is affiliated with UF Health Shands Hospital. Dr. Croft graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southeastern Surgical Congress Resident Research Gold Medal Forum Winner.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Appendicitis, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, ... (Read more)

Li-Ming Su M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Li Su specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Gainesville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Su include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Su attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the distinction of Distinguished Customer Service Award, UF Health, Gainesville, FL.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, Kidney Stones, Adrenalectomy, Adrenal Cancer, Cancer, Radical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $8,164 - $9,551
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,500 - $1,749
Dr. Michael A. Dennis Jr. MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.16 stars (6 ratings)
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100247
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Dennis' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Dennis include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dennis trained at Shands HealthCare for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Florida Urological Society and Southeastern Section of the American Urological Society..

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Clinical Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Bladder Cancer, Urinary Tract ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $1,650 - $2,968
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $296 - $895
Larry K. Chidgey MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Larry Chidgey sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chidgey include musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute. 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. Dr. Chidgey studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Nominee for College of Medicine Basic Science and Clinic Science Teacher of the year, ..

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Clinical Interests: Approaches, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $2,727
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $526
Dr. Hari Kiran Parvataneni MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (6 ratings)
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Hari Parvataneni works as an orthopedist in Summerfield, FL and Gainesville, FL. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Parvataneni's medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: partial knee replacement and minimally invasive hip replacement. His average patient rating is 5.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Parvataneni has received the following distinctions: Teacher of the Year by the University of Florida Orthopaedic Residency Program.; 2015: UFHealth Physician Customer Service Award; and 2015: Exemplary Teacher Award, University of Florida.. He is professionally affiliated with UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement

All Interests: Partial Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. Alan M. Lessner MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Alan Lessner, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lessner include eyelid retraction repair, ear lobe surgery, and voluma. 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. Lessner graduated from Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Lessner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Double Eyelid Surgery, Juvederm, Brow Lift, Restylane, Ear ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,695
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $464

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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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