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 specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. George David Markovich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8350 Riverwalk Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. George Markovich, who practices in Fort Myers, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Markovich completed his residency training 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 216
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $163 - $742
Dr. Michael Kwangsoo Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Kim is a plastic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for 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: , 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

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

Dr. F. Shannon is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Shannon attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete 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)

Dr. Robert John Brueck, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Robert Brueck practices plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Brueck include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Brueck is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 G Eshbaugh Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7331 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. W. Eshbaugh sees patients in Naples, FL and Fort Myers, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Eshbaugh has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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.

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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 sees patients in Fort Myers, FL. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Humbert's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 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 Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2531 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 1
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. Paul Richards sees patients in Fort Myers, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Richards'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 attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for residency.

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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 is a plastic surgeon. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Golosow attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Golosow's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She 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: 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Heligman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Heligman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. He 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)

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

Dr. Jonathan Daitch's area of specialization is pain medicine. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Daitch a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daitch accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in 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
3210 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 100
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. John Kagan is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kagan has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kagan studied medicine 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
530 Se 16th Place; Suite A
Cape Coral, FL
 

Dr. Eric Goldsmith, who practices in Cape Coral, FL and Tavares, FL, is a medical specialist in surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldsmith is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia's residency program. 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
Dr. Ralph Ronald Garramone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8660 College Parkway; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Garramone works as a plastic surgeon in Fort Myers, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garramone's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garramone accepts. Dr. Garramone is a graduate of New York Medical College. His distinctions 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 Surgery
4519 Tilton Court
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Bass is a specialist in surgery. He works in Fort Myers, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then 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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8710 College Pky
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Abbott Kagan's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kagan average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (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.
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