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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at 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's areas of expertise include ACL injury. Dr. Milam honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He 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. Steven J Schafer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Steven Schafer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Bradenton, FL. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Schafer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Avinash G Kumar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Avinash Kumar is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Bradenton, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Dr. Kumar takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He welcomes new patients. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Scott's specialty is plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Scott average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Manatee Memorial Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Scott has received the following distinctions: 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 Surgery
4810 26th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jose Estigarribia is a surgeon in Bradenton, FL. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Estigarribia average 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $658
Dr. Arthur L Valadie III, MD
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. Dr. Valadie 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 graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Patrick Grablin works as an orthopedist in Bradenton, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grablin include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. 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. Grablin is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and 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 Surgery
5601 21st Avenue W; Suite D
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. James Ganey works as a surgeon. He attended medical school 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 takes.

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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 Adult Cardiology
6100 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Eulogio Sanchez practices adult cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez accepts. He is a graduate of 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $704
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $399
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. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hamlin attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Alan Miller works as an urologist. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Miller's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors 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: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,756
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $851

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

Dr. Daniel Friedman specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Bradenton, FL. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Friedman 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 71
  • Charge (avg.): $974 - $1,925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487 - $948
Dr. Daniel Scott Lamar Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Lamar's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Lamar is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating 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.

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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

Specializes in General Surgery
5317 4th Ave Circle East
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Brian Schmidt is a general surgery specialist in Bradenton, FL. 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 is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schmidt welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $2,062
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $709

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

Dr. Sean Castellucci's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Castellucci is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Castellucci 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 54
  • Charge (avg.): $687 - $2,756
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111 - $851

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

Dr. George Hill is an urologist. Dr. Hill studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 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. Hill takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $687 - $2,270
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $148 - $690

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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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