We found 43 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 is a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and thoracic cancer. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic and Robert Packer Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $236 - $1,030
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208 - $873
Dr. Erol V Belli, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Erol Belli is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Belli honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He is professionally 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)

Fred Kusumoto, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Fred Kusumoto is an adult cardiologist in Jacksonville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kusumoto include electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kusumoto is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kusumoto attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $604
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $529
H. Gordon Deen Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Hugh Deen works as a neurosurgeon. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Deen attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine for medical school. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery and complex spine surgery. Dr. Deen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deen takes. 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

Robert E. Wharen, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Robert Wharen works as a neurosurgeon in Jacksonville, FL. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Wharen trained at Mayo Clinic and Grady Memorial Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and brain tumor. Patient ratings for Dr. Wharen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wharen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Broderick's areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature) and reconstructive surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 speaks Spanish. He is 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. Sarvam Purush Terkonda, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Sarvam Terkonda is a plastic surgeon in Jacksonville, FL. These areas are among Dr. Terkonda's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Geoffrey David Young, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Young's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a special interest in thyroid surgery, head and neck cancer surgery, and parathyroid surgery. Dr. Young is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Microsurgery, Laser Treatment, Parathyroid Surgery, Mouth Problems, Cancer, Head ... (Read more)

Dana K. Perry, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Dana Perry is a transplant surgeon. Her areas of expertise include the following: pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic. Dr. Perry attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Perry trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Liver Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy

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

Dr. James Waldorf is a specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Waldorf is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Houssam Farres, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Houssam Farres is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Patients rated Dr. Farres highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in carotid artery surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Carotid Artery Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery, Lower Extremity Problems, Open ... (Read more)

Dr. David Douglas Thiel, MD
Specializes in Urology
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. David Thiel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Thiel is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Thiel attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,118 - $2,477
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $783 - $1,661
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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ortiguera include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ortiguera is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 93
  • Charge (avg.): $201 - $1,427
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $177 - $1,077
Dr. Michael James Wehle, MD
Specializes in Urology
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Wehle is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Jacksonville, FL. These areas are among Dr. Wehle's clinical interests: laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Shands at the University of Florida for residency. Dr. Wehle is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $898 - $2,856
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $779 - $1,661
Dr. Robert William Burk III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
209 Ponte Vedra Park Drive
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Burk's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Burk include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Burk has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Christopher Igel, MD
Specializes in Urology
4500 San Pablo Road S
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Todd Igel is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Jacksonville, FL. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Igel attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: endourologic procedures and robotic prostatectomy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Igel is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Surgical Procedures, Nerve Problems, Endourologic ... (Read more)

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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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