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We found 40 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Richard David Kimmel, DO
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1905 Clint Moore Road; Suite 215
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Richard Kimmel is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Boca Raton, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $633 - $842
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
670 Glades Road; Suite 300
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Waxman is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Waxman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,364
  • Medicare Cost: $1,538
Dr. Mark Steven Bromson, MD
Specializes in Other
660 Glades Road; Suite 460
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Mark Bromson's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Bromson attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bromson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

Dr. Scott Thorne Farber, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7700 West Camino Real; Suite 403
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Scott Farber, who practices in Boca Raton, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Farber include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Farber is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Farber graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). His professional affiliations include Delray Medical Center, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and West Boca Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. James Robert Barron, MD
Specializes in Other
670 Glades Road; Suite 300
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. James Barron is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Barron attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,148 - $3,717
  • Medicare Cost: $346 - $706
Dr. Nathan Edward Nachlas Jr., MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 170
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Nachlas, who practices in Boca Raton, FL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nachlas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 108
  • Uninsured Cost: $816 - $1,381
  • Medicare Cost: $215 - $627
Dr. Ashish Kumar Sahai, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Natura Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ashish Sahai's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Boca Raton, FL and Deerfield Beach, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Sahai has received a 4.5 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sahai is affiliated with Broward Health North.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $25,100 - $25,327
  • Medicare Cost: $7,303 - $8,199
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
670 Glades Road; Suite #300
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Woongchae Lee's area of specialization is vascular surgery. Dr. Lee studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,157
  • Medicare Cost: $880
Dr. Andrew Hal Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
950 Glades Road; 4th Floor
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Boca Raton, FL, Lake Worth, FL, and Boynton Beach, FL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenthal include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenthal accepts. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5162 Linton Boulevard; Suite 106
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Piza works as an orthopedist in Boca Raton, FL and Delray Beach, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Areas of expertise for Dr. Piza include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients gave him an average rating of 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Piza is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Patrick Norton, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
670 Glades Road; Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Robert Norton is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Norton is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Norton honors. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Norton completed Dr. Norton's residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. George John Kolettis, MD
Specializes in Other
660 Glades Road; Suite 460
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. George Kolettis studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kolettis trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $597 - $3,637
  • Medicare Cost: $181 - $1,212
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Specializes in Other
670 Glades Road; Suite 300
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ross' patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Ross's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at North Shore University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Italian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,620 - $7,966
  • Medicare Cost: $1,394 - $1,984
Dr. Kenneth J Garrod, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2900 North Military Trail; Suite 230
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Garrod is an orthopedic surgeon in Boca Raton, FL and Boynton Beach, FL. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Garrod is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garrod accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 141
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,706
  • Medicare Cost: $549
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
801 Meadows Road; Suite 105
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Tanveer Sheikh is an adult cardiology specialist in Boca Raton, FL. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheikh honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Broward Health North.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,150
  • Medicare Cost: $378
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Specializes in Other
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 105
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Ari Wirtschafter has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wirtschafter 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 Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $101
  • Medicare Cost: $92

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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.