We found 48 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Dr. Mathew Thomas, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Mathew Thomas specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Thomas's clinical interests include lung transplant, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and thoracic cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Robert Packer Hospital. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $236 - $1,030
  • Medicare Cost: $208 - $873
Dr. Erol Vahit Belli, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Erol Belli practices cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Belli's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belli honors. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Belli trained at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Aortic Disease, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Atrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Marshall Murray, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Peter Murray sees patients in Jacksonville, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Murray accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Murray (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamal I Bohsali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1577 Roberts Drive; Suite 225
Jacksonville Beach, FL
 

Dr. Kamal Bohsali specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Jacksonville Beach, FL and Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Bohsali honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Bohsali attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Redmond, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. John Redmond sees patients in Jacksonville, FL. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Redmond obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip arthroscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Cedric Joseph Ortiguera, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Ortiguera's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ortiguera average 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Ortiguera focuses on arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ortiguera attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 93
  • Uninsured Cost: $201 - $1,427
  • Medicare Cost: $177 - $1,077
Dr. Robert Ellsworth Wharen Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Robert Wharen's area of specialization is neurosurgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wharen's areas of expertise include pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and brain tumor. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wharen completed residency programs at Mayo Clinic and Grady Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Pain, Epilepsy Surgery, Parkinson's Disease, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor

Dr. Gregory Alistair Broderick, MD
Specializes in Urology
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Broderick is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Broderick's areas of expertise include peyronie's disease (penile curvature) and reconstructive surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Broderick is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. William Edward Bolger, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. William Bolger specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bolger's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Bolger is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery

All Interests: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Surgical Repair, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 110
  • Uninsured Cost: $129 - $636
  • Medicare Cost: $112 - $488
Dr. David Douglas Thiel, MD
Specializes in Urology
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. David Thiel works as an urologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thiel studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Thiel is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,118 - $2,477
  • Medicare Cost: $783 - $1,661
Dr. Hugh Gordon Deen Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Hugh Deen sees patients in Jacksonville, FL. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Deen has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Deen include minimally invasive spine surgery and complex spine surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deen takes. Dr. Deen's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Complex Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. Tri Anh Dinh, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Tri Dinh's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and cervical cancer screening. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dinh accepts. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cervical Cancer Screening, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $370
  • Medicare Cost: $262
Dr. Sarvam Purush Terkonda, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Sarvam Terkonda's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Terkonda honors. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Curtis Waldorf, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. James Waldorf sees patients in Jacksonville, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Waldorf attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Wehle, MD
Specializes in Urology
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Wehle's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Wehle include laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Wehle takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at Shands at the University of Florida. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Urinary Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $898 - $2,856
  • Medicare Cost: $779 - $1,661
Dr. Frederick Masaru Kusumoto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Fred Kusumoto sees patients in Jacksonville, FL. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He has a special interest in electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kusumoto is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $604
  • Medicare Cost: $529

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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.