We found 16 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Wesley Chapel, FL.

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Dr. Pandrurangan Nmi Krishnaraj, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2318 Cypress Cove; Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Pandurangan Krishnaraj practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Zephyrhills, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. In Dr. Krishnaraj's practice, he is particularly interested in liver disease. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Krishnaraj attended medical school at Madras Medical College. Dr. Krishnaraj (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Liver Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $1,540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $635
Dr. Richard M Gray, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, 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. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Raterman average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Raterman is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. His professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $1,132 - $1,958
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130
Dr. Henry A Redmon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Henry Redmon works as a plastic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Redmon is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Redmon's clinical interests: dermabrasion, body contouring, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Carrollwood. He 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. Dr. Redmon attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul David Di Pasquale, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
27516 Cashford Circle; Suite 101 - Vitale Institute
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Paul Di Pasquale works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngic allergist. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is especially interested in nose surgery and botox injection. Patients rated Dr. Di Pasquale highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Di Pasquale 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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Clinical Interests: Botox Injection, Nose Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $224
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $64
Dr. Lance R Meyerson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Lance Meyerson is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Meyerson's areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Meyerson is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Carrollwood and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $6,430
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,936
Dr. Michael Gerard Jackson, MD
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Michael Jackson practices midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology in Tampa, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. He is especially interested in ultrasound (sonogram), endometriosis, and robotic surgery. Dr. Jackson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Endometriosis, Ultrasound, Pelvic Pain, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Olufunke O Abiose, MD
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Olufunke Abiose is a midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Wesley Chapel, FL and Zephyrhills, FL. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass well woman care. Dr. Abiose is affiliated with Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel and Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Abiose takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Gynecologic Procedures, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Aurelia Thibonnier Thibonnier, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2700 Healing Way; Suite 300
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Aurelia Calero practices vascular surgery in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Calero's clinical interests include vascular ultrasound, dialysis access procedures, and spider veins. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She 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. Dr. Calero welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Dialysis Access Procedures, Varicose Veins, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Anthony Castillenti, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Castillenti is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Zephyrhills, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. His areas of expertise consist of peripheral vascular surgery and wounds. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, and Bayfront Health Dade City. Dr. Castillenti attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Castillenti average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillenti 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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Clinical Interests: Wounds, Peripheral Vascular Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $1,166
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr. Gerald Edward Alexander Trey III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Alexander practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee arthroscopy and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Alexander 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 a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Outpatient Care, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Gamal Peter Peter Fakhre, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2541 Windguard Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Gamal Fakhre is a plastic surgery specialist in Wesley Chapel, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: vaginal rejuvenation, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Fakhre 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.

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

All Interests: Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brent C Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Urology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Brent Sullivan practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Sullivan has a special interest in sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and robotic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sullivan honors. His professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Sexual Dysfunction, Vasectomy, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Brian C Domby, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Brian Domby specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and sports health. Dr. Domby is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. 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 East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Ira Jay Guttentag, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Ira Guttentag practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health, total knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Guttentag graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

Dr. Ketul K Chauhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
27424 Cashford Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Ketul Chauhan works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Zephyrhills, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Chauhan 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 obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - North.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $545

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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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