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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's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Boca Raton, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waxman takes.

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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
 

Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Mark Bromson attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Bromson's areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Bromson average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Bromson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is accepting 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
 

Dr. James Barron is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Barron 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. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center and Henry Ford Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farber include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Farber is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Farber attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. He is professionally 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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Nachlas attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Rosenthal's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Sahai a rating of 4.5 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. Sahai takes. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Sahai attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. He 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5162 Linton Boulevard; Suite 106
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Piza is an orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Piza's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). 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 the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Piza speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is vascular surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 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. Lee studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,157
  • Medicare Cost: $880
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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
660 Glades Road; Suite 460
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Charles Stewart is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Stewart has received a 4.0 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. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Shands at the University of Florida for residency. Dr. Stewart is affiliated with Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $295 - $1,906
  • Medicare Cost: $98 - $625
Dr. George John Kolettis, MD
Specializes in Other
660 Glades Road; Suite 460
Boca Raton, FL
 

After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. George Kolettis completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kolettis honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kolettis include: 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 physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Norton honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Norton graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Norton's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Norton is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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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 speaks Italian. Dr. Ross attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,620 - $7,966
  • Medicare Cost: $1,394 - $1,984
Dr. Kenneth Jon Garrod, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Garrod's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Garrod is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bethesda Health and Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Grandic's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems and hip problems. He takes 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 SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Grandic (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian and Spanish. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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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.