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Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
270 South Moon Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ignacio Duarte practices general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. Dr. Duarte's professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and The Heart Institute at Northside Hospital Campus. 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. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1218 Millennium Parkway
Brandon, 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. Keyur Anilkumar Chavda, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
205 S. Moon Avenue; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Keyur Chavda works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. He completed his residency training at Robert Packer Hospital. Dr. Chavda's clinical interests include thyroid problems, stomach problems, and colon problems. He honors 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, Dr. Chavda (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hernia, Thyroid Problems, Wounds, Colon Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Pituitary ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,582
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $371

Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
270 South Moon Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Bradley Bufkin specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Bufkin's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bufkin honors. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bufkin is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
510 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 213
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Wilfred Aguila's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients rated Dr. Aguila highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. Aguila takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Aguila is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,992
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $941
Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
615 Vonderburg Drive
Brandon, 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)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
305 E. Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Hess is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hess has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hess accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Hess is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, 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
721 W Robertson Street; Suite 102
Brandon, 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. Steven M Granger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, 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. Timothy Michael Bradley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
602 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 103
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Timothy Bradley is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Dr. Bradley's areas of expertise include ACL reconstruction, bunion surgery, and dysplasia. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Bradley is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Clubfoot, Bunion Surgery, Shoulder Injury, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Marvin F Shienbaum, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 Vonderburg Drive; #110w
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Marvin Shienbaum practices plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shienbaum include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Shienbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital and South Bay Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Shienbaum studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shienbaum completed residency programs at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Allentown.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Greg J Den Haese, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, 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. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
305 E. Brandon Boulevard; Suite 101
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Echols's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee ligament injury, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Echols attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 69
  • Charge (avg.): $1,894 - $5,524
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $72 - $1,130
Dr. Anthony Frank Infante, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
305 E. Brandon Boulevard; Suite 101
Brandon, 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. Ignacio Armas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, 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)

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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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