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We found 4 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept WellCare near Kissimmee, FL.

Dr. Michael Alan Karr, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Karr specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karr include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Karr's training includes a residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Adhesive Capsulitis, Arm Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $3,120
  • Medicare Cost: $569 - $592
Dr. Richard A Real, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1170 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Richard Real works as a general gynecologist in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. Dr. Real takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Real graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Sickle ... (Read more)

Dr. Hunaldo Jose Villalobos, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
720 W. Oak Street; Suite 111
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Hunaldo Villalobos works as a neurosurgeon in Tallahassee, FL, Kissimmee, FL, and Orlando, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Villalobos is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Zulia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Villalobos takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Neuroendoscopy, Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Cervical Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Marcietta Wilson practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Wilson takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (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.