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We found 39 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 practices cardiothoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kimmel 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 sees patients in Boca Raton, FL. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Waxman honors 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 clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Bromson is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bromson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bromson include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Bromson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

The average patient rating for Dr. James Barron is 4.5 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. 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. Scott Thorne Farber, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7700 West Camino Real; Suite 403
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Scott Farber is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Farber include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Farber honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Farber attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Farber is affiliated with 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. Nathan Edward Nachlas, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 170
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Nachlas specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Nachlas average 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. Nachlas honors. Dr. Nachlas is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Nachlas has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Andrew Hal Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
950 Glades Road; 4th Floor
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal sees patients in Boca Raton, FL, Lake Worth, FL, and Boynton Beach, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Rosenthal is affiliated with Bethesda Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenthal graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ashish Kumar Sahai, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Natura Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Ashish Sahai is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Sahai highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Broward Health North. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Sahai attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school.

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

Dr. Pedro Piza practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Piza speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Piza's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piza has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
670 Glades Road; Suite #300
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Woongchae Lee is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Lee a rating of 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,157
  • Medicare Cost: $880
Dr. George John Kolettis, MD
Specializes in Other
660 Glades Road; Suite 460
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. George Kolettis' patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Kolettis trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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
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 spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Norton is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Norton 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. Norton is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program.

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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)

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Specializes in Other
670 Glades Road; Suite 300
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ross graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Ross completed a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ross takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Boca Raton, FL and Boynton Beach, FL. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Garrod studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 141
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,706
  • Medicare Cost: $549
Dr. Elvis L Grandic, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1401 North West 9th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Elvis Grandic's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Grandic has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Grandic focuses on knee problems and hip problems. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. 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. Grandic attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Grandic (or staff) speaks Croatian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Charles Victor Toman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7301a W Palmetto Park Road; Suite 100b
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Charles Toman works as an orthopedist in Boca Raton, FL. He is rated highly 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. Dr. Toman attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Toman completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health North.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $658 - $3,934
  • Medicare Cost: $164 - $1,130

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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.