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Dr Tuan Hoai Pham PHD MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
Average rating 4.91 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
3001 W Dr Mlk Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL

Dr. Tuan Pham's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. Dr. Pham has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Pham attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Pham is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Circumcision, Cancer, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

Dr Scott Eric Goldsmith MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
420 North Plant Avenue
Plant City, FL

Dr. Scott Goldsmith's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include pain, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Goldsmith obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goldsmith at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Robotic Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Strains, Arthroscopic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr Allyson V Jones MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 3.43 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
1503 West Reynolds Street
Plant City, FL

Dr. Allyson Jones sees patients in Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, and Plant City, FL. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Jones is rated 3.5 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. Jones takes. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Bethesda North Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Jones's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, Gynecologic Sur ... (Read more)

Dr Greg J Den Haese MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 4.29 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
103 Southern Oaks Drive
Plant City, FL

Dr. Greg Denhaese is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Brandon, FL, Plant City, FL, and Gibsonton, FL. Dr. Denhaese is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Denhaese is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Denhaese is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, Abnormal Bleedi ... (Read more)

Steven M Granger MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.87 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
103 Southern Oaks Drive
Plant City, FL

Dr. Steven Granger practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Brandon, FL, Lithia, FL, and Gibsonton, FL. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: abnormal bleeding, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Granger has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Granger speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

All Interests: Abnormal Bleeding, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr Keith D Whitehead MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.1 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
103 Southern Oaks Drive
Plant City, FL

Dr. Keith Whitehead is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Brandon, FL, Gibsonton, FL, and Lithia, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Whitehead's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), holter monitoring, and nutrition counseling. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Whitehead attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Sk ... (Read more)

Dr Stephen Michael Butler MD
Specializes in Surgery
Average rating 3.71 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
1601 W Timberlane Drive; Suite 100
Plant City, FL

Dr. Stephen Butler specializes in surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Butler's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Butler speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Fecal Incontinence, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $2,798
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $758
Dr Clinton Ryan Hall MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1601 W Timberlane Drive; Suite 100
Plant City, FL

Dr. Clinton Hall is a specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Hall's areas of clinical interest consist of robotic surgery and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Hall attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $1,527
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $664
Dr Ignacio Armas MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 3.44 stars out of 5 (30 ratings)
1503 West Reynolds Street
Plant City, FL

Dr. Ignacio Armas works as a general gynecologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Armas average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Armas include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and high risk pregnancy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Armas accepts. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Armas attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Armas speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr Maruja Fernandez
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
103 Southern Oaks Drive
Plant City, FL

Dr. Maruja Fernandez-Boratti is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fernandez-Boratti include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Dr. Fernandez-Boratti is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for her residency. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Therapy, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregn ... (Read more)

Dr Antoinina Watkins MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 3.14 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
1503 West Reynolds Street
Plant City, FL

Dr. Antoinina Watkins' area of specialization is general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Watkins 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. Watkins takes. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Watkins trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Watkins is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

All Interests: Immunization, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Therapy, Lumpectomy, Surgica ... (Read more)

Mark J Sando MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
420 North Plant Avenue
Plant City, FL

Dr. Mark Sando's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Sando a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sando include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, Florida Hospital Tampa, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sando studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement

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

Dr Ana M Verdeja Perez MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1601 W Timberlane Drive; Suite 400
Plant City, FL

Dr. Ana Verdeja-Perez works as a general OB/GYN. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Verdeja-Perez include high risk pregnancy, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and infertility. Dr. Verdeja-Perez is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and BayCare Medical Group. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Verdeja-Perez completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Laser Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy, Infertility, Mini ... (Read more)

Jeffrey D Watson MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
420 North Plant Avenue
Plant City, FL

Dr. Jeffrey Watson's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Watson's clinical interests include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - North.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, K ... (Read more)

Dr Angelo S Paola FACS MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1601 West Timberlane Drive; Suite 500
Plant City, FL

Dr. Angelo Paola is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Riverview, FL, Plant City, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery and vasectomy. Dr. Paola accepts 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 Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Paola trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Paola (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Vasectomy, Robotic Surgery

Luciano A Martinez Jr MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 4.21 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
2727 W. Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 630
Tampa, FL

Dr. Luciano Martinez works as a general OB/GYN in Tampa, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martinez's areas of expertise include premenstrual syndrome (PMS), biopsy, and infertility. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez takes. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Martinez is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Biopsy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Laser Surger ... (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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