We found 45 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Cape Coral, FL.

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

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

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $10,420
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,408
Dr. Michael Kwangsoo Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Kim works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $484
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Markovich's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Markovich's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 216
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $163 - $742
Dr. Ralph Ronald Garramone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8660 College Parkway; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Garramone sees patients in Fort Myers, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Garramone include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Garramone has received distinctions including Castle Connolly "Top Doctor's,"; Fort Myers News Press "Best Cosmetic Surgeon,"; and Fort Myers News Press "Best Breast Cosmetic Surgeon,".

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Brueck include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Brueck is affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Brueck has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Willis Goodrich Eshbaugh Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7331 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. W. Eshbaugh practices plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Eshbaugh include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eshbaugh takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2531 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 1
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. Paul Richards practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fort Myers, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Richards completed his residency training 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)

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

Dr. Lorraine Golosow works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Golosow graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Clinical interests for Dr. Golosow include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Golosow average 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts 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, Injectable Fillers, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Steven Daitch, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
812 Cape View Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Daitch is a pain medicine specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daitch takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Daitch attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Daitch speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $24,092 - $24,289
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $7,191 - $8,440

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

Dr. F. Shannon is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shannon include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Shannon is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Eric Goldsmith is a specialist in surgery. He works in Cape Coral, FL and Tavares, FL. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. 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. Goldsmith is conversant in Italian.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $2,522
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $749

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8350 Riverwalk Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. David Heligman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Fort Myers, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Heligman's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Heligman has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Edward Humbert's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Humbert graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $715 - $769
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $271 - $696

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3210 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 100
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. John Kagan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. In Dr. Kagan's practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kagan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 263
  • Charge (avg.): $1,340 - $4,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $146 - $1,211

Specializes in Surgery
4519 Tilton Court
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Bass, who practices in Fort Myers, FL, is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Bass is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $5,391 - $6,312
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,013 - $1,756

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8710 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. James Bynum specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bynum honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 99
  • Charge (avg.): $654 - $1,211
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $162 - $1,211

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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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