We found 14 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Venice, FL.

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Dr Roberto De Alba Cervera MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
600 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite 207
Venice, FL

Dr. Roberto Cervera's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Cervera is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He honors 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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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
Average rating 4.11 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
1988 Tamiami Trail S
Venice, FL

Dr. William Letson's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Letson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Letson's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $687
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $87
John P Fezza MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.54 stars out of 5 (35 ratings)
1360 Venice Avenue, E.
Venice, FL

Dr. John Fezza's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: xeomin injection, birthmark removal, and dermabrasion. Dr. Fezza is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Fezza's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 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. He has received the following distinction: 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, Eyelid Surge ... (Read more)

David Yan MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.54 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
8431 Pointe Loop Drive; 2nd Floor
Venice, FL

Dr. David Yan practices plastic surgery in Venice, FL. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mentor breast implants. Dr. Yan's average patient rating is 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. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Yan is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Relevant Interests: , MACS Facelift, Tumescent Liposuction, Mini Facelift

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

Matthew J Bonanno MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.1 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1295 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL

Dr. Matthew Bonanno, who practices in Tampa, FL and Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Bonanno's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, voluma, and kybella injection. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH). He is in-network 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 American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, Laser Liposuction, SmartLipo MPX, MACS Facelift, SmartLipo, Tumescent Liposuction, SlimLipo, Mini Facelift

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

Gregory M Lomas MD
Specializes in Urology
842 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 403
Venice, FL

Dr. Gregory Lomas practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Lomas takes 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 Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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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
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 honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Cuff attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Cuff is 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
James P Landis MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 3.95 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
600 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite 102 & 103
Venice, FL

Dr. James Landis practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Venice, FL. His training includes residency programs at Hackensack University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Landis is rated highly 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. Landis is professionally 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. After attending Kilpauk Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Norwalk Hospital. 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. Dr. Mathew is professionally 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
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
329 Nokomis Avenue S
Venice, FL

Dr. Charles Rodriguez is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez takes. 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)

Edmund G Witkowski MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.35 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL

Dr. Edmund Witkowski works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Venice, FL, North Port, FL, and Englewood, FL. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 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. Witkowski takes. 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 Joseph Noah MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.79 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Building A Suite 205
Venice, FL

Dr. Joseph Noah's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Venice, FL, Englewood, FL, and North Port, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Noah is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noah honors. Dr. Noah graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Noah 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 FACS MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.18 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1211 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL

Dr. David Napoliello's specialty is general surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 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. Dr. Napoliello attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Napoliello 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
Joseph A Balzano MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 1.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
600 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite 102 & 103
Venice, FL

Dr. Joseph Balzano's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Balzano honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Hackensack University 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: 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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