We found 44 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Fort Myers, FL. 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. Dr. Markovich's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 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. 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

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
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Kim's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kim trained at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kim accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15821 Hollyfern Court
Ft. Myers, FL
 

Dr. F. Shannon is a Fort Myers, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shannon include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shannon completed residency programs at Naval Medical Center San Diego and National Naval Medical Center. He 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)

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. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Brueck's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Brueck 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. Brueck accepts. He has received the following distinction: 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Richards is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Orlando Regional Medical Center's residency program. He has received a 5.0 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.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Golosow include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Golosow attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Heligman is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Heligman 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. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Heligman attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He is conversant in 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)

Dr. Jonathan S Daitch, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
8255 College Parkway; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Daitch works as a pain specialist in Fort Myers, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Daitch takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 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

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

Dr. John Kagan specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Kagan's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. 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, 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 Urology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Miranda-Sousa's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Miranda-Sousa is rated 5.0 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. Miranda-Sousa takes. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, 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
2531 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Fletcher Reynolds practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 167
  • Charge (avg.): $299 - $1,818
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $94 - $1,212
Dr. Ralph Ronald Garramone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
12998 S Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Garramone is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Garramone's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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. Dr. Garramone has received professional recognition including the following: 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
8710 College Pky
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Abbott Kagan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. Dr. Kagan studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Surgery
13300 S Cleveland Avenue; Suite 56
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Rishi Ramlogan is a specialist in surgery. He works in Fort Myers, FL. He is in-network for 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,265
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $706

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
13770 Plantation Road; Suite 2
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Nagesh Ravipati sees patients in Fort Myers, FL. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of J.J.M. Medical College. Dr. Ravipati's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and Union 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.

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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

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

Dr. Camilo Guzman sees patients in Fort Myers, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Guzman is a graduate of Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. He honors 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,419
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $536

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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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