We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Winter Haven, FL.

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Dr. David K Evans, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 Avenue F Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. David Evans sees patients in Winter Haven, FL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Evans attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evans accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $1,581 - $1,658
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $475 - $487
Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Becker a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker accepts. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Becker speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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)

Dr. Stuart Drew Patterson, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 Third Street Nw; Suite 201
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Patterson's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Afrikaans. Clinical interests for Dr. Patterson include hand problems and orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Winter Haven Women's Hospital, Bartow Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Dr. Patterson's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Richard F Radocha, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
635 First Street N
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Richard Radocha works as a plastic surgeon in Winter Haven, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Radocha's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Radocha has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Bartow Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert Bryan Butler, MD, BA
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. R. Butler is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His clinical interests include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. Dr. Butler is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), 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, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farouk Mohamed Belal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
320 1st Street N
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Farouk Belal's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Belal's hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, Winter Haven Women's Hospital, and Bartow Regional Medical Center. After attending the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $471
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $338
Dr. Vincent W Gatto, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
199 Avenue B Nw
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Vincent Gatto is a general OB/GYN in Winter Haven, FL. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Gatto's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, incontinence, and endometriosis. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Winter Haven Women's Hospital. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Gatto is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gatto 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: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. David Kirk Speyerer, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
635 1st Street North
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. David Speyerer practices vascular surgery in Winter Haven, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Speyerer performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He takes 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $1,960 - $2,613
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $717 - $1,069
Dr. Esteban Jesus Gambaro, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Esteban Gambaro practices general surgery. Dr. Gambaro honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Gambaro (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Winter Haven Women's Hospital, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,999
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr. Jeffrey Dean Watson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Watson sees patients in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Plant City, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Watson's areas of expertise include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - North. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Watson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. He accepts 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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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Merritt, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
160 East Lake Howard Drive
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Robert Merritt works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngic allergist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Merritt accepts 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 a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Merritt attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $550 - $1,162
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $344 - $425
Dr. Robert Kevin Lerner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Robert Lerner is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Lerner is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lerner 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 the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 183
  • Charge (avg.): $1,449 - $1,944
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $137 - $697
Dr. Allan C Honculada, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
537 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Allan Honculada, who practices in Winter Haven, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Honculada is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $676 - $736
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $478 - $589
Dr. Elizabeth P Sundean, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
160 East Lake Howard Drive
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Sundean's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Sundean is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $308
Dr. Mark J Sando, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sando's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Sando's clinical interests: strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, Winter Haven Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sando takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth A Essig, MD
Specializes in Urology
7599 Cypress Gardens Boulevard
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Essig practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Winter Haven, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Essig attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Essig has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Essig honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $584 - $1,390
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $291 - $695

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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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