We found 72 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Maitland, FL.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
217 Hillcrest Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Suarez-Cavelier works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. He attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Suarez-Cavelier honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Suarez-Cavelier is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $603
  • Medicare Cost: $514
Dr. Kevin Donn Accola, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
217 Hillcrest Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Accola is a thoracic surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Accola's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $751 - $2,020
  • Medicare Cost: $457 - $1,271
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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
217 Hillcrest Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. George Palmer is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Palmer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $603 - $1,286
  • Medicare Cost: $472 - $933
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2320 N Orange Avenue; Suite 201
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Boyer, who practices in Orlando, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 83
  • Uninsured Cost: $622 - $3,677
  • Medicare Cost: $235 - $1,493
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
180 S Knowles Avenue; Suite 1
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Alessandro Ferrero's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ferrero average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferrero takes. For his residency, Dr. Ferrero trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Ferrero (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $950
  • Medicare Cost: $557
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
201 N Lakemont Avenue; Suite 700
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Meyer is a vascular surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon in Winter Park, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Meyer honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,717
  • Medicare Cost: $706
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
2415 N Orange Avenue; Suite 700
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos practices adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology in Orlando, FL, Weston, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Zervos accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Zervos performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Zervos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
483 North Semoran Boulevard; Suite 102
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Samer Kabbani works as a cardiologist. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Kabbani performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kabbani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $790 - $925
  • Medicare Cost: $326 - $539
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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 800
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Lorna Brudie specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Brudie is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,963 - $3,626
  • Medicare Cost: $757 - $1,357
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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1285 Orange Avenue
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Hugh Morris' specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Winter Park, FL. Patients rated Dr. Morris highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Morris attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,525
  • Medicare Cost: $589
Dr. Charles Edwin Newman Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
444 N Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Charles Newman is an Orlando, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Newman is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Newman graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Patrick Joseph, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
340 N Wymore Road
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Brian Joseph works as a plastic surgeon in Winter Park, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Joseph is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph accepts. Dr. Joseph attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Florida Hospital Orlando.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert Peter Winter, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
400 S Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL
 

Dr. Robert Winter practices vascular surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Winter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Winter is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,440
  • Medicare Cost: $933
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8701 Maitland Summit Boulevard
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Mark Beckner is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Orlando, FL and Winter Park, FL. Dr. Beckner is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,720
  • Medicare Cost: $593
Dr. Donald Scott Rotatori, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
800 W Morse Boulevard; Suite #5
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. D. Rotatori's area of specialization is plastic surgery. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Rotatori performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Rotatori average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
400 S Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL
 

Dr. G. Adcock is a vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Adcock attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. His clinical interests include peripheral vascular disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Vascular Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,264
  • Medicare Cost: $967

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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.