We found 27 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Bradenton, FL. Before completing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Milam attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is especially interested in ACL injury. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. In addition to English, 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Grablin is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Grablin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Steven Schafer's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Schafer has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Schafer's training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $375 - $2,248
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
Dr. Jeffrey Kent Scott, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5807 21st Avenue W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Scott specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Scott's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott honors. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Avinash Kumar's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kumar's areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 126
  • Uninsured Cost: $375 - $2,248
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,121
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Specializes in Surgery
4810 26th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jose Estigarribia is a Bradenton, FL physician who specializes in surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Estigarribia is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Estigarribia honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $658
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6400 Manatee Avenue W; Suite A
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jagan Akella is a Bradenton, FL physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Akella takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Akella attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,113 - $1,925
  • Medicare Cost: $543 - $925
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. John Ayres practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Bradenton, FL. He attended State University of New York (SUNY) and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Shands HealthCare. The average patient rating for Dr. Ayres is 5.0 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,413
  • Medicare Cost: $585
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
714 Manatee Avenue E; Suite A
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Gino Sedillo practices adult cardiology in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Sedillo is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,159
  • Medicare Cost: $1,365
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Specializes in Surgery
5601 21st Avenue W; Suite D
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. James Ganey's area of specialization is surgery. Dr. Ganey is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $861
  • Medicare Cost: $412
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6100 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Eulogio Sanchez is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Bradenton, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sanchez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $704
  • Medicare Cost: $399
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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
5323 4th Avenue Circle E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Sudbury's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology; he sees patients in Bradenton, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average 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. Dr. Sudbury is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $414
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Specializes in Legal Medicine
701 Manatee Avenue W; Suite 202
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Morrish is a specialist in legal medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Morrish graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,150
  • Medicare Cost: $260
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Lamar is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lamar takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $189 - $1,184
  • Medicare Cost: $92 - $592
Dr. Robin Rene Hamlin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5105 Manatee Avenue W; Suite 19
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Robin Hamlin is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Bradenton, FL. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hamlin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Arthur Valadie is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Valadie is a graduate of the University of Florida College 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

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $375 - $2,248
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $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.