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We found 26 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests encompass ACL injury. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Milam attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Milam speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Bradenton, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Grablin studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Grablin is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Bradenton, FL. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Schafer 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. He is a graduate of 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
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Avinash Kumar, who practices in Bradenton, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Dr. Kumar accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Kumar welcomes 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
Dr. Jeffrey Kent Scott, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5807 21st Avenue W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Scott practices plastic surgery in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scott include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scott honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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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
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. John Ayres practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Bradenton, FL. Before performing his residency at Shands HealthCare, Dr. Ayres attended State University of New York (SUNY) and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ayres takes 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: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,413
  • Medicare Cost: $585
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Specializes in Surgery
4810 26th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jose Estigarribia works as a surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Estigarribia 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
714 Manatee Avenue E; Suite A
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Gino Sedillo works as a cardiologist. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sedillo is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,159
  • Medicare Cost: $1,365
Dr. James Nowell Ganey, MD
Specializes in Surgery
5601 21st Avenue W; Suite D
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. James Ganey practices surgery in Bradenton, FL. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ganey accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $861
  • Medicare Cost: $412
Dr. Jagan S Akella, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6400 Manatee Avenue W; Suite A
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jagan Akella specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Akella 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. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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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 Adult Cardiology
6100 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Eulogio Sanchez is a specialist in adult cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanchez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez (or staff) speaks 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 Legal Medicine
701 Manatee Avenue W; Suite 202
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Morrish is a legal medicine specialist. Dr. Morrish graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,150
  • Medicare Cost: $260
Dr. Daniel Edward Friedman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
316 Manatee Avenue W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Friedman is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Friedman takes 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: 71
  • Uninsured Cost: $974 - $1,925
  • Medicare Cost: $487 - $948
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Valadie is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Valadie takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $375 - $2,248
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
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Specializes in Urology
200 3rd Avenue W; Suite 210
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Alan Miller specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Bradenton, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,756
  • Medicare Cost: $851
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Specializes in Legal Medicine
701 Manatee Avenue W; Suite 202
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Brian Hoban is a legal medicine specialist. 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. Hoban studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 68
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,261 - $8,800
  • Medicare Cost: $486 - $3,157

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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.