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

Dr. Randall Buss practices cardiothoracic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 practices cardiothoracic surgery in Fort Myers, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He 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

  • 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 is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $726 - $4,499
  • Medicare Cost: $241 - $1,438
Dr. Michael Kwangsoo Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Kim is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kim's average rating from his patients 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. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital.

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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
Dr. George David Markovich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8350 Riverwalk Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. George Markovich is a Fort Myers, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Markovich is especially interested in 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 graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In addition to English, he speaks 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
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2531 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 1
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. Paul Richards works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richards is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Orlando Regional Medical Center's residency program.

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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
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Lorraine Golosow practices plastic surgery in Fort Myers, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Golosow's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Golosow trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15880 Summerlin Road; Suite 300 Pmb #322
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. F. Shannon's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shannon include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Shannon takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and National Naval Medical Center. He speaks French.

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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 Surgery
530 Se 16th Place; Suite A
Cape Coral, FL
 

Dr. Eric Goldsmith is a physician who specializes in surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. Dr. Goldsmith 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

  • 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Farmer 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: 154
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620 - $2,899
  • Medicare Cost: $199 - $1,199
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8350 Riverwalk Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. David Heligman is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Heligman is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 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. Heligman accepts. In addition to English, he speaks 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
Dr. Jonathan Steven Daitch, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
812 Cape View Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Daitch specializes in pain medicine. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Daitch's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $24,092 - $24,289
  • Medicare Cost: $7,191 - $8,440
Dr. Robert John Brueck, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Robert Brueck is a plastic surgeon in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Dr. Brueck's professional affiliations include Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brueck honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3210 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 100
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. John Kagan is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kagan is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kagan include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kagan honors. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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
Dr. Ralph Ronald Garramone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8660 College Parkway; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Garramone is a specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Garramone's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Garramone average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Garramone graduated from New York Medical College.

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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 Surgery
4519 Tilton Court
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Bass, who practices in Fort Myers, FL, is a medical specialist in surgery. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,391 - $6,312
  • Medicare Cost: $1,013 - $1,756

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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.