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Dr. Tuan Hoai Pham, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
6901 Simmons Loop; 2nd Floor Mob #208
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Tuan Pham's specialty is pediatric surgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Pham's areas of expertise include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Pham average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners 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. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 105
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire works as a vascular surgeon, trauma surgeon, and chest surgeon. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Alkire include lung cancer, nerve block, and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Alkire attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Nerve Block, Aneurysm, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,551 - $3,048
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548 - $641
Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10141 Big Bend Road; Suite 201 (physicians Bldg)
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Becker's areas of expertise include the following: strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Becker completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

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

Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107 (haverford Plaza)
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. John Okun sees patients in Brandon, FL, Riverview, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Okun attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Okun include knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dr. Okun is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,364
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $592
Dr. Peter Vincent Lopez, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107 (haverford Plaza)
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Peter Lopez is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lopez attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lopez completed residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and carpal tunnel syndrome. On average, patients gave Dr. Lopez a rating of 3.0 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 speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Joint Problems, Hip Problems, MRI, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $2,130 - $3,872
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,157
Dr. Dany Edward Sayad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
137 S. Pebble Beach Boulevard; Suite 101
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Dany Sayad specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Sayad speaks Arabic. His clinical interests include atherosclerosis, pacemaker implantation, and angina. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Sayad's training includes residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sayad is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Biventricular Pacemaker, Hypertension, Stress ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $998
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $513
Dr. Allyson V Jones, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
13149 Elk Mountain Drive
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Allyson Jones' medical specialty is general gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jones's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. She 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. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Bethesda North Hospital. Dr. Jones is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Anthony Frank Infante, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
959 Del Webb Boulevard E
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Infante is an orthopedic traumatologist. Dr. Infante attended medical school at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Grandview Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: computer assisted surgery (CAS), knee problems, and shoulder problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Infante is 3.5 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. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Greg J Den Haese, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
13123 Kings Lake Drive; Suite 102
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Greg Denhaese is a general gynecologist. Before completing his residency at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Denhaese attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Denhaese's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Denhaese 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven M Granger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13123 Kingslake Drive; Suite 102
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Steven Granger's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Granger attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. In his practice, he is particularly interested in abnormal bleeding and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Granger honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Granger's professional affiliations include 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. Ignacio Armas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
13149 Elk Mountain Drive
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Ignacio Armas' specialty is general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Armas is 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 honors. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Armas trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Armas's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Martin Valdivia-Valdivia, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
10141 Big Bend Road; Suite 206
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Juan Valdivia-Valdivia, who practices in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. In addition to English, Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. In his practice, Dr. Valdivia-Valdivia focuses on minimally invasive spine surgery and hospital care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He accepts 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: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith D Whitehead, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13123 Kings Lake Drive
Gibsonton, FL
 

Dr. Keith Whitehead is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Brandon, FL, Gibsonton, FL, and Lithia, FL. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitehead 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. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. On average, patients gave Dr. Whitehead a rating of 3.0 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: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Joseph Julian Hirschfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
4002 Sun City Center Boulevard; Unit 102
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld is a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Hirschfeld is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirschfeld include thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hirschfeld's medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Sanchez Russell, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13005 Us Highway 301 S
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Russell specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Riverview, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Russell's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Russell speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Bryan Butler, MD, BA
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6901 Simmons Loop; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. R. Butler is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Butler include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Winter Haven Women's Hospital. 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 attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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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, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (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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