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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Karr is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Karr include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Karr 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)

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

Dr. Richard Real's medical specialty is general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Real average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , 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' specialty is neurosurgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Villalobos studied medicine at the University of Zulia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Villalobos trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Villalobos 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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Marcietta Wilson practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Wilson is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson honors. She studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wilson speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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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