We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Wesley Chapel, FL.

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Pandurangan Krishnaraj MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2318 Cypress Cove; Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Pandurangan Krishnaraj is a general practitioner, general surgeon, and bariatric surgeon in Zephyrhills, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in liver disease. 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. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, Dr. Krishnaraj completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Krishnaraj (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Dade City and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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
Richard Gray MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 2.93 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Richard Gray's medical specialty is hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Gray's average rating from his patients is 3.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Gray completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gray's professional 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

Mr Henry A Redmon MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 3.7 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Henry Redmon works as a plastic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Redmon's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, skin lightening, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Florida Hospital Tampa, and Florida Hospital Carrollwood. Dr. Redmon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Mini Facelift

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

Stephen Raterman MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.16 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Stephen Raterman specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Wesley Chapel, FL, Tampa, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL. Patients gave Dr. Raterman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raterman honors. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Raterman trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Arthroscopy, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Repl ... (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
Thomas A Castillenti DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Thomas Castillenti specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Zephyrhills, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Castillenti's areas of expertise include the following: peripheral vascular surgery, wounds, and general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 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. Dr. Castillenti is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Clinical Interests: Wounds, General Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $1,166
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr Paul David Di Pasquale DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
27516 Cashford Circle; Suite 101 - Vitale Institute
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Paul Di Pasquale's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. He practices in Wesley Chapel, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in vaser liposuction, nose surgery, and botox injection. Dr. Di Pasquale is affiliated with Tampa General Hospital (TGH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Di Pasquale's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU).

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Relevant Interests: , Vaser Liposuction

All Interests: Botox Injection, Vaser Liposuction, Nose Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $224
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $64
Dr Michael Gerard Jackson MD
Specializes in Midwifery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Michael Jackson is a specialist in midwifery and obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ultrasound (sonogram), endometriosis, and robotic surgery. Dr. Jackson is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa 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. Dr. Jackson attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

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

Aurelia Thibonnier Calero 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. Her areas of expertise include vascular ultrasound, dialysis access procedures, and spider veins. She 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Calero attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Calero's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Ambulatory Phlebectomy

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

Dr Gerald Edward Alexander III MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2700 Healing Way; Suite 100
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Gerald Alexander specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alexander include knee arthroscopy and fractures (broken bones). His professional affiliations include 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. Dr. Alexander is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Knee Arthroscopy

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Arthroscopy

Lance R Meyerson MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.8 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Lance Meyerson is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In Dr. Meyerson's practice, he is particularly interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Gamal Peter Fakhre MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
2541 Windguard Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Gamal Fakhre is a plastic surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Fakhre include vaginal rejuvenation, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. Dr. Fakhre 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: , QuickLift, Laser Liposuction, MACS Facelift, SmartLipo, Vaser Liposuction, Tumescent Liposuction, SlimLipo, Mini Facelift

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

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

Dr. Brent Sullivan is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, and robotic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sullivan graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with 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

Brian C Domby MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2700 Healing Way; Suite 100
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Brian Domby sees patients in Wesley Chapel, FL, Brandon, FL, and Zephyrhills, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Domby studied medicine at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy. 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. Domby is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Knee Ligament I ... (Read more)

Ira Guttentag MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.29 stars out of 5 (42 ratings)
2352 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL

Dr. Ira Guttentag's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Tampa, FL, Zephyrhills, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Guttentag include sports health, total knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Guttentag's average patient rating is 3.5 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 attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Guttentag's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, and Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Ketul Chauhan works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Zephyrhills, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Chauhan's professional affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - North. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chauhan graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, Dr. Chauhan (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • 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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