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We found 65 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Cape Coral, FL.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9981 S Healthpark Drive; Suite 120
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Randall Buss is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Buss honors 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 the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,908
  • Medicare Cost: $1,636
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9981 S Healthpark Drive; Suite 120
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Brian Hummel is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. 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. Dr. Hummel is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,420
  • Medicare Cost: $1,408
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9981 S Health Park Drive; Suite 120
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Paul Digiorgi practices cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $726 - $4,499
  • Medicare Cost: $241 - $1,438
Dr. George David Markovich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8350 Riverwalk Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. George Markovich's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Markovich's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Markovich studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 216
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $163 - $742
Dr. Paul Jeffrey Richards, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2531 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 1
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. Paul Richards is a Fort Myers, FL physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Richards is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,139
  • Medicare Cost: $353
Dr. Michael Kwangsoo Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Kim's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Kim attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating 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.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $484
  • Medicare Cost: $285
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Specializes in Surgery
530 Se 16th Place; Suite A
Cape Coral, FL
 

Dr. Eric Goldsmith is a surgery specialist in Cape Coral, FL and Tavares, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldsmith takes. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia, Dr. Goldsmith attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Italian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,522
  • Medicare Cost: $749
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12670 Creekside Lane; Suite 202
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Mark Farmer works as an orthopedic surgeon in Fort Myers, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Farmer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 154
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620 - $2,899
  • Medicare Cost: $199 - $1,199
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Lorraine Golosow's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Golosow attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 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. Golosow accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Curry Kagan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3210 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 100
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. John Kagan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kagan average 4.0 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. Kagan takes. Dr. Kagan has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 263
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,340 - $4,100
  • Medicare Cost: $146 - $1,211
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8350 Riverwalk Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. David Heligman specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Heligman average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Heligman attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 167
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $764
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15880 Summerlin Road; Suite 300 Pmb #322
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. F. Shannon's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Shannon include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Shannon attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He 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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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
7331 College Pkw; #300
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Edward Humbert is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Humbert takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $715 - $769
  • Medicare Cost: $271 - $696
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Specializes in Pain Medicine
812 Cape View Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Daitch's medical specialty is pain medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Daitch attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $24,092 - $24,289
  • Medicare Cost: $7,191 - $8,440
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8350 Riverwalk Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. John Fifer works as an orthopedist in Fort Myers, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average 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. Fifer is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $177 - $742
Dr. Robert John Brueck, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Robert Brueck's specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Dr. Brueck's professional affiliations include Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his professional training, Dr. Brueck completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

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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.