We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions 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 is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cervera graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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. John Paul Vidolin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 102
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Vidolin is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Vidolin obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vidolin has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 37
  • Charge (avg.): $2,375 - $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $355 - $491
Dr. David Yan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8431 Pointe Loop Drive; 2nd Floor
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Yan sees patients in Venice, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Yan's areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 5.0 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. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yan is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Relevant Interests: , MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. William M Letson Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
1988 Tamiami Trail S
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Letson's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Letson takes. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Letson is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $687
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $87
Dr. John P Fezza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1360 Venice Avenue, E.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Fezza practices ophthalmic plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fezza include eyelid surgery, birthmark removal, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Fezza performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fezza 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Double Eyelid Surgery, Juvederm, Brow Lift, Restylane, Microdermabrasion, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Leonard Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
436 Nokomis Avenue S
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Bryan Smith is a general surgeon. Dr. Smith is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for his residency. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 94
  • Charge (avg.): $470 - $3,041
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $235 - $1,516
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). Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Lomas attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Cuff performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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. Michael Howard Jaquith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1525 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 602
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jaquith's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jaquith accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $863
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $216
Dr. Matthew J Bonanno, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1295 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Bonanno's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bonanno include eyelid surgery, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. 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. Bonanno graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Witkowski average 3.5 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. Dr. Witkowski is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Wilford Hall Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Landis completed his residency training at Hackensack University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. 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 specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Mathew accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and residency at Norwalk Hospital.

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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, who practices in Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Noah, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Noah's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Venice, FL and North Port, FL. Dr. Noah's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Noah attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is 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 specialty is general surgery. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Napoliello is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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

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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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