We found 87 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO near Temple Terrace, FL.

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Dr. Jacques-Pierre P Fontaine, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jacques Fontaine's specialty is thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fontaine honors. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal, Dr. Fontaine attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 94
  • Charge (avg.): $776 - $4,073
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $235 - $1,406
Dr. Michel M El-Murr, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michel Murr practices bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include diabetes, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murr accepts. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Murr include: USF Research Day: Outstanding Resident Research, University of South Florida; USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, Univeristy of South Florida; and USF Research Day: Superior Presentation Award, University of South Florida. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Murr welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Morbid Obesity, Diabetes, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lary Allen Robinson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lary Robinson's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. 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 a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Robinson completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Robinson is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,385 - $5,023
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $451 - $1,800
Dr. Keith Eric Sommers, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4007 N Taliaferro Avenue; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Keith Sommers sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Sommers attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Sommers include robotic surgery. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sommers 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 BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Lung Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 37
  • Charge (avg.): $710 - $4,907
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $235 - $1,520
Dr. Charles N Paidas, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Paidas specializes in pediatric surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Paidas has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and achalasia. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paidas takes. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and New York Medical College. Dr. Paidas's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Hyperhidrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Birth Defects, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward S Homan Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edward Homan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Tampa, FL. Dr. Homan's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Homan takes. Before completing his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Homan attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Homan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Nofsinger obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include ankle sprain, hip injury, and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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. Dr. Nofsinger speaks Swedish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Nofsinger welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,496
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,130
Dr. Michael Andrew Harrington, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33612
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harrington works as a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL. Dr. Harrington 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). His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift (thighplasty), general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Harrington is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Naji Kamal Baddoura, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
14434 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Naji Baddoura's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Baddoura is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Baddoura is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Baddoura trained at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Baddoura (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He 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: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Hess specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hess include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Hess attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hess accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard M Gray, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gray practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gray average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gray attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Replacement, Upper Extremity Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. David Joseph Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Urology
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Hernandez is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Hernandez 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. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: CaPSURE scholar, UCSF; Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Summa Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Hernandez welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,776
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $851
Dr. Delbert Paul Remaley III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Delbert Remaley works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Remaley include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Remaley welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Pain, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Shayne M Plosker, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shayne Plosker practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. After completing medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Clinical interests for Dr. Plosker include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Plosker an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Plosker has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; President's Club of the University of South Florida, President's Council; and US News & World Report Top 10% of Doctors, Nationwide. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Neuroendocrine Disorders, Endometrial Polyp, Fibroids, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul D Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
12902 Usf Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith is a plastic surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Smith is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge L Lockhart, MD
Specializes in Urology
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Lockhart is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Lockhart has a special interest in bladder cancer and urinary incontinence. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Lockhart has received the following distinctions: Physician of the Year, Moffitt Cancer Center; Member of Honor, Confederacion Americana de urologica (CAU); and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urinary Incontinence

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $826 - $2,776
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $252 - $851

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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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