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Dr. Richard A Real, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1170 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL

Dr. Richard Real is a general gynecology specialist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Real takes. Before completing his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, Dr. Real attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hunaldo Villalobos is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Villalobos attended the University of Zulia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), neuroendoscopy

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL

Dr. Michael Karr specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Karr include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Karr obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Lamina ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marcietta Wilson is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Wilson honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Postpartum Issues, Hysteroscopy, 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.
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