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

Dr. Randall Buss is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Buss 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 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 specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Fort Myers, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hummel attended medical school at 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 is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze. Dr. Digiorgi attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Markovich include knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Markovich 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. 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. 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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Richards studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts 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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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 works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital. Dr. Kim is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Kim has received a 5.0 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.

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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 physician who specializes in surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Goldsmith completed a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. Dr. Goldsmith 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 orthopedist in Fort Myers, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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
Dr. John Curry Kagan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3210 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 100
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. John Kagan specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Kagan has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kagan 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
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8350 Riverwalk Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. David Heligman is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Heligman's training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Heligman include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Heligman speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Heligman's office for an appointment.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shannon trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego and National Naval Medical Center for residency. 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
7331 College Pkw; #300
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Edward Humbert works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Humbert's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts 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 Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Lorraine Golosow is a Fort Myers, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Golosow's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Golosow trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for her residency.

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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 Pain Medicine
812 Cape View Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Daitch is a Fort Myers, FL physician who specializes in pain medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Daitch speaks Spanish. He 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daitch accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Brueck include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brueck trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Fifer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Fifer is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fifer accepts 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

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $177 - $742

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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.