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Dr. Michael Kwangsoo Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3700 Central Avenue
Ft. 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
Fort 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
15821 Hollyfern Court
Ft. 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12670 Creekside Lane; Suite 202
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Mark Farmer is an orthopedist in Fort Myers, FL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Farmer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency.

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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
8255 College Parkway; Suite 100
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
2745 Swamp Cabbage Court
Fort 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
12998 S Cleveland Avenue
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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8350 Riverwalk Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. John Fifer specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Fort Myers, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Fifer a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fifer honors. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $177 - $742
Dr. James Brian Sandoval Manzanares, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3210 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. James Manzanares' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Kissimmee, FL and Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Manzanares accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Mayo Medical School and performed his residency at Olmsted Community Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Tumor, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,175
  • Medicare Cost: $497
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8710 College Pky
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Abbott Kagan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fort Myers, FL and Cape Coral, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kagan include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Kagan's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Todd Atkinson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Atkinson studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 246
  • Uninsured Cost: $659 - $1,257
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $1,034
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8350 Riverwalk Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Gomez is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gomez graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes 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: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $165 - $718

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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.