We found 46 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 cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Fort Myers, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hummel is a graduate of 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
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Kim's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's training includes residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fort Myers, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Markovich is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Markovich attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. 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

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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Garramone's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Garramone attended medical school at New York Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Garramone include: 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)

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

Dr. F. Shannon is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Shannon's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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. He 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)

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

Dr. Jonathan Daitch specializes in pain medicine and practices in Fort Myers, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Daitch is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 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
Dr. Robert John Brueck, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Robert Brueck is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. Dr. Brueck is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Brueck's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital.

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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 G Eshbaugh Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7331 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. W. Eshbaugh works as a plastic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Eshbaugh is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eshbaugh's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. 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. He graduated from 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 Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
7331 College Pkw; #300
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Edward Humbert's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Humbert is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital, Dr. Humbert attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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

Dr. Paul Richards is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Richards attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Richards takes 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: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Eric Goldsmith specializes in surgery and practices in Cape Coral, FL and Tavares, FL. Dr. Goldsmith 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 attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks 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 Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Lorraine Golosow specializes in plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Golosow average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Golosow completed a residency program 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)

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

Dr. David Heligman's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Heligman's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heligman takes. Dr. Heligman is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. John Kagan is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Fort Myers, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Kagan is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kagan 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 attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (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 sees patients in Fort Myers, FL. His medical specialty is surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he 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
Dr. James Alton Bynum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8710 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. James Bynum is a Fort Myers, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bynum is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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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