We found 11 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Plantation, FL.

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Dr. Roberto De Alba Cervera, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
600 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite 207
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Cervera is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Cervera attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Cervera is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $3,549
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,033
Dr. William M Letson Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
1988 Tamiami Trail S
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Letson specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Letson graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Letson is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 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. Letson accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $687
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $87
Dr. Gregory M Lomas, MD
Specializes in Urology
842 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 403
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Lomas' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lomas is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. 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 attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $646 - $2,270
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $158 - $695
Dr. Derek Jason Cuff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Derek Cuff's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cuff is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. 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 the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 285
  • Charge (avg.): $841 - $2,395
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
Dr. Edmund G Witkowski, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edmund Witkowski's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Venice, FL and Englewood, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Witkowski is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. 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 attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 127
  • Charge (avg.): $838 - $1,421
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $97 - $625
Dr. James Peter Landis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
600 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite 102 & 103
Venice, FL
 

Dr. James Landis works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Venice, FL. His medical residency was performed at Hackensack University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Landis has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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 Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $995
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $529
Dr. Dilip Job Mathew, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
209 Palermo Place
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Mathew's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Mathew's education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and residency at Norwalk Hospital. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 138
  • Charge (avg.): $922 - $1,863
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $470 - $823
Dr. Charles L Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
329 Nokomis Avenue S
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Charles Rodriguez practices plastic surgery in Venice, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before performing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Rodriguez attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He takes 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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Dr. Joseph Noah, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Noah practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Noah 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 New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,194
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $541
Dr. David A Napoliello, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1211 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Napoliello's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Napoliello has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Napoliello is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Napoliello completed a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 66
  • Charge (avg.): $1,476 - $2,092
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $492 - $697
Dr. Joseph A Balzano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
600 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite 102 & 103
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Balzano works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Venice, FL. 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. Balzano graduated from the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His training includes a residency program at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Balzano is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $995
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $557

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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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