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

Michael Alan Karr MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
604 Oak Commons Boulevard
Kissimmee, FL
(407) 846-6004; (407) 892-8877

Dr. Michael Karr is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. He 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Karr include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karr accepts. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $3,120
  • Medicare Cost: $569 - $592
Mr. Richard A Real MD
Specializes in Gynecology
1170 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
(407) 847-6166; (321) 842-5055

Dr. Richard Real's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Real has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Real speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Colpopexy Colpopexy With Robotic Assistance Colporrhaphy Colposcopy Contraceptive Management ... (Read more)

Dr. Hunaldo Jose Villalobos MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
720 W. Oak Street; Suite 111
Kissimmee, FL
(407) 288-8638

Dr. Hunaldo Villalobos' specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Villalobos graduated from the University of Zulia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Villalobos completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Villalobos is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Arthrodesis Surgery Brain Surgery Brain Tumor Surgery Carpal Tunnel Release Cerebrospinal Fluid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
1160 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
(407) 518-9056; (407) 518-1993

Dr. Marcietta Wilson is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Wilson honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She speaks French. Dr. Wilson is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colporrhaphy Colposcopy Contraceptive Management C-Section Destruction or Excision of Lesion of ... (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.