We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Bradenton, FL.

Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
528 48th Street Court E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam, who practices in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Bradenton, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Milam include ACL injury. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Milam speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick J Grablin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
530 5th Street E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Grablin is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Bradenton, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Grablin include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Grablin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Steven Schafer is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. In Dr. Schafer's practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery and sports 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Kent Scott, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5807 21st Avenue W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Scott's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Scott average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Scott include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Manatee Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Scott attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Scott has received include Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patient Choice Award; America's Top Plastic Surgeon Award; and Vitals On Time Doctor Award.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Chin ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Avinash Kumar is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Bradenton, FL. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kumar 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. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
4810 26th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jose Estigarribia's area of specialization is surgery. For his residency, Dr. Estigarribia trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Estigarribia 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $658

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6400 Manatee Avenue W; Suite A
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jagan Akella specializes in adult cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Akella honors 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: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $1,113 - $1,925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $543 - $925

Specializes in Surgery
5601 21st Avenue W; Suite D
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. James Ganey is a surgeon. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ganey takes 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $861
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $412

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Lamar is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Bradenton, FL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lamar accepts 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $375 - $1,184
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $592
Dr. Robin Rene Hamlin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5105 Manatee Avenue W; Suite 19
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Robin Hamlin's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamlin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Hamlin 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: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Valadie is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Valadie is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. 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: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $375 - $2,248
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6100 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Eulogio Sanchez's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Sanchez attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sanchez is 4.5 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. Dr. Sanchez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $704
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $399

Specializes in Urology
200 3rd Avenue W; Suite 210
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Alan Miller is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Miller is in-network 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 Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,756
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $851

Specializes in Legal Medicine
701 Manatee Avenue W; Suite 202
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Brian Hoban is a Bradenton, FL physician who specializes in legal medicine. Dr. Hoban studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 68
  • Charge (avg.): $1,261 - $8,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $486 - $3,157

Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
5323 4th Avenue Circle E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Sudbury is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sudbury studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $414

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
316 Manatee Avenue W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Friedman's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Friedman studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 71
  • Charge (avg.): $974 - $1,925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487 - $948

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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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