We found 18 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept MyBlue Gold 1605 near Lutz, FL.

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Dr. George R Companioni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; #115
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. George Companioni is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Companioni's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spine problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Companioni takes. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Companioni completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Companioni has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Alberto Jose Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
19185 N Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gonzalez practices vascular surgery in Tampa, FL and Lutz, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,755
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $361
Dr. Quan Dinh Tran, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Quan Tran is a surgeon. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Tran's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Tran speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $406
Dr. Dominic M Castellano, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
4211 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Dominic Castellano works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Tampa, FL and Lutz, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castellano include eyelid surgery, acne, and sleep apnea. He 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Castellano attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Lip Implants, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Ear Problems, Brow ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin J Makati, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 205
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Makati works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His areas of expertise include the following: implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, ventricular tachycardia, and pacemaker. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Makati attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Makati is in-network 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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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Ventricular Tachycardia, Implantable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 77
  • Charge (avg.): $1,062 - $2,294
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $307 - $850
Dr. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
4211 Vandyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. John Chan is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Chan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His clinical interests include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. Patient ratings for Dr. Chan average 3.0 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chan is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul David Di Pasquale, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
2311 Cypress Cove; Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Paul Di Pasquale works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngic allergist. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is especially interested in nose surgery and botox injection. Patients rated Dr. Di Pasquale highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Di Pasquale honors 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: Botox Injection, Nose Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $224
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $64
Dr. Christopher David Ewanowski, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4651 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Ewanowski's medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ewanowski's clinical interests include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and rosacea. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ewanowski honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ewanowski is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, YAG Laser Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Allison Ilene Polender, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Allison Polender practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Polender's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Polender include high risk pregnancy, incontinence, and infertility. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Ilene Cohen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deborah Cohen is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include the following: essure, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Labiaplasty, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Essure, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Karolina M Borodo, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
1908 Land O Lakes Boulevard
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Karolina Borodo is an obstetrics specialist. Dr. Borodo speaks Polish. These areas are among her clinical interests: essure, labiaplasty, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Borodo is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. She accepts 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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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Labiaplasty, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Essure, Urodynamics, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene N Wahba, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1908 Land O Lakes Boulevard
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Irene Wahba, who practices in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wahba include essure, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wahba honors. Before completing her residency at Bayfront Medical Center, Dr. Wahba attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Wahba (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Wahba is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Labiaplasty, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Anton Weber, MD
Specializes in Urology
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 206
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Weber, who practices in Tampa, FL and Lutz, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence) and robotic surgery. Dr. Weber's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weber takes.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Treatment, Urologic Disorders, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Judith L Barreiro, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 300
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Judith Barreiro is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barreiro include essure, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Barreiro is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She 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. Barreiro graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Cryosurgery, Labiaplasty, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Essure, Endometrial Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela D Twitty, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1908 Land O Lakes Boulevard
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Pamela Twitty is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Twitty focuses on robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Twitty accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Twitty completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Twitty (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Margarita Gelpi, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 104
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Margarita Gelpi is a general gynecologist. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gelpi include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), nutrition counseling, and endometrial biopsy. Patients gave Dr. Gelpi an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gelpi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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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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