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We found 50 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Fort Myers, FL.

Dr. George David Markovich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8350 Riverwalk Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. George Markovich works as an orthopedist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Markovich is conversant in 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Fort Myers, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Richards is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Richards attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school.

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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
Ft. Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Kim is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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

Dr. David Heligman is an orthopedic surgeon in Fort Myers, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heligman include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heligman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Heligman 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 167
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $764
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12670 Creekside Lane; Suite 202
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Mark Farmer specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Farmer attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 154
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620 - $2,899
  • Medicare Cost: $199 - $1,199
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Lorraine Golosow's specialty is plastic surgery. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Golosow honors. She studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Golosow's residency was performed 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
2745 Swamp Cabbage Court
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. John Kagan's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kagan's areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. 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. He graduated from 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, 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 Pain Medicine
8255 College Parkway; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Daitch is a pain medicine specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Daitch accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Daitch attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Daitch speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $24,092 - $24,289
  • Medicare Cost: $7,191 - $8,440
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15821 Hollyfern Court
Ft. Myers, FL
 

Dr. F. Shannon is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. 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. Shannon studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego and National Naval Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shannon 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)

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

Dr. John Fifer works as an orthopedist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fifer graduated from 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. Robert John Brueck, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Robert Brueck sees patients in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brueck include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Ronald Garramone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
12998 S Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Garramone is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated Dr. Garramone highly, giving him an average of 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. Dr. Garramone is a graduate of 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. Eduardo Gomez specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gomez attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $165 - $718
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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
13770 Plantation Road; Suite 2
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Nagesh Ravipati's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ravipati attended medical school at J.J.M. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Ravipati trained at Mayo Clinic and Union Memorial Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,144 - $4,470
  • Medicare Cost: $1,278 - $1,453
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7331 College Parkway; Suite 300
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. James Bynum works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Fort Myers, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bynum honors. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $654 - $1,211
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $1,211
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7331 College Parkway; Suite 300
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Sagini is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sagini studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $559
  • Medicare Cost: $428

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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.