We found 42 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Fort Myers, FL.

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

Dr. Michael Kim's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital. Dr. Kim's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is rated highly by his patients. He 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.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in Fort Myers, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Markovich honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. 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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Garramone has received distinctions including 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)

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

Dr. Robert Brueck is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Brueck average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Brueck's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Brueck trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. 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)

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

Dr. Paul Richards' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Orlando Regional Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Richards accepts 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, who practices in Fort Myers, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Golosow average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Golosow 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. Dr. Golosow attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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)

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

Dr. Jonathan Daitch is a pain doctor in Fort Myers, FL. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Daitch is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daitch honors 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
15821 Hollyfern Court
Ft. Myers, FL
 

Dr. F. Shannon is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in French. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Shannon attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. 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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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spine Problems, Hand Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Heligman's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Heligman completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heligman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He 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)

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

Dr. John Kagan works as an orthopedist in Fort Myers, FL. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Kagan attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average 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. Kagan takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 263
  • Charge (avg.): $1,340 - $4,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $146 - $1,211
Dr. Richard Lawrence Bloy, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6150 Diamond Centre Court; Building #400, Mailbox #401
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Richard Bloy practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Fort Myers, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Bloy average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Bloy focuses on labiaplasty and botox injection. He accepts 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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Clinical Interests: Botox Injection, Labiaplasty

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $450
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $444

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. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Nagesh Ravipati specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Ravipati 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. He graduated from J.J.M. Medical College and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Union Memorial Hospital.

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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
8710 College Pky
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Abbott Kagan, who practices in Fort Myers, FL and Cape Coral, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. Dr. Kagan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Florida College 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)

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 400
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. James Orr's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. 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 medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Orr has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $1,831 - $3,440
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $615 - $1,117

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

Dr. Todd Atkinson is an orthopedic surgeon in Fort Myers, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atkinson is a graduate of 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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