We found 61 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Thomas Mark Beaver, MPH, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Beaver is a cardiothoracic surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. Dr. Beaver's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Beaver attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Exemplary Teachers Award, University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida Medical Association President's Humanitarian Award for Service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (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 Cardiothoracic Surgery
6440 W Newberry Road; Suite 102
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Klodell, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Klodell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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
Dr. Tiago Noguchi Machuca, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100129
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Tiago Machuca, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He studied medicine at Federal University of Parana. Dr. Machuca has a special interest in lung transplant, lung cancer, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). 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. Machuca has received the distinction of 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

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1121 Nw 64th Terrace; Suite B
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Snyder is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He attended medical school at 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, in addition to 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
Dr. Thomas William Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Wright practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Gainesville, FL and Ocala, FL. Dr. Wright 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 areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph King is a hand surgeon, spine surgeon, and orthopedist. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In Dr. King's practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. King is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent Gerard Bird, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Bird works as an urologist. Dr. Bird's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Bird is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He has received distinctions including Urology Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award; the University of Miami Department of Urology; and Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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, Pelvic Problems, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Kidney Problems, Bladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $7,133
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,313
Dr. Bruce Allen Mast, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Mast is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mast honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Mast trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Mast has received professional recognition including the following: Castle Connelly Top Doctor; America's Top Surgeons; and America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Dennis Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100247
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Dennis specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Dennis's residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. He is especially interested in bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 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. Dennis honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Urological Society and Southeastern Section of the American Urological Society.. Dr. Dennis is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Pelvic Problems, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Cancer, Kidney ... (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
Dr. Larry Keith Chidgey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Larry Chidgey's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Gainesville, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chidgey honors. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Nominee for College of Medicine Basic Science and Clinic Science Teacher of the year, .. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $2,727
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $526
Dr. Jeffrey Eric Friedman, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Room 6165
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Friedman is a surgeon. His clinical interests include endoscopy and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). 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. After attending the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Carraway Methodist Medical Center.

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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. Sanda A Tan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100109
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sanda Tan is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Gainesville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include fistula, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Dr. Tan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Chasen Ashley Croft, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Chasen Croft is a specialist in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include the following: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), appendectomy, and sepsis (blood poisoning). Dr. Croft is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He has received the following distinction: Southeastern Surgical Congress Resident Research Gold Medal Forum Winner. Dr. Croft is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

Dr. Jamie Beth Conti, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Conti is a cardiac electrophysiologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Conti 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. 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: Atrial Fibrillation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $5,236
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $937
Dr. Hari Kiran Parvataneni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Hari Parvataneni's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include partial knee replacement and minimally invasive hip replacement. Dr. Parvataneni is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He obtained his medical school training at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Parvataneni is 5.0 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. Dr. Parvataneni's distinctions include: 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..

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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
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Alan Lessner is an eye plastic surgeon. Dr. Lessner has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Lessner include eyelid retraction repair, juvederm, and ear lobe surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Albany Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Lessner is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Juvederm, Forehead Lift, Brow Lift, Restylane, Ear Lobe ... (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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