We found 44 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Fort Myers, FL.

Dr. Michael Kwangsoo Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue
Ft. Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Kim is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Kim's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Kim is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally 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 is a Fort Myers, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Markovich trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for his residency. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 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. Markovich takes. Dr. Markovich 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
12998 S Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Garramone practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garramone include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Garramone's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15821 Hollyfern Court
Ft. Myers, FL
 

Dr. F. Shannon works as an orthopedist. His areas of expertise 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. Dr. Shannon is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shannon trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego and National Naval Medical Center for residency. 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. Jonathan Steven Daitch, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
8255 College Parkway; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Daitch is a pain medicine specialist. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Daitch average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daitch is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Daitch 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
Dr. Robert John Brueck, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Robert Brueck is a plastic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Brueck is professionally affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital. 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. Dr. Brueck trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of 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)

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

Dr. Paul Richards' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Richards's average rating from his patients is 5.0 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. Richards takes. Before completing his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Richards attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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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 in Fort Myers, FL. She attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Golosow include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Golosow is in-network for 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 Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3033 Winkler Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Martinez's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and arthritis. He 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 graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 95
  • Charge (avg.): $588 - $2,314
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $199 - $1,206

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

Dr. David Heligman is an orthopedic surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Heligman's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heligman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He welcomes 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 Urology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Miranda-Sousa works as an urologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miranda-Sousa takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $1,753 - $2,463
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $397 - $737

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2745 Swamp Cabbage Court
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. John Kagan works as an orthopedist in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Kagan's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest 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 takes. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Kagan 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 Colon & Rectal Surgery
13770 Plantation Road; Suite 2
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Nagesh Ravipati's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Ravipati 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 J.J.M. Medical College. He trained at Mayo Clinic and Union Memorial Hospital for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $4,144 - $4,470
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,278 - $1,453
Dr. Richard Lawrence Bloy, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6150 Diamond Centre Court; Building #400, Mailbox #401
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Richard Bloy's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Bloy's clinical interests encompass labiaplasty and botox injection. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bloy honors.

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Clinical Interests: Botox Injection, Labiaplasty

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $450
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $444
Dr. James Alton Bynum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7331 College Parkway; Suite 300
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. James Bynum is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Bynum 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 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

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

Dr. Todd Atkinson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 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. Atkinson attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 246
  • Charge (avg.): $659 - $1,257
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175 - $1,034

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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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