We found 31 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Ocala, FL.

Dr. Angel Miguel Caban, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4600 Sw 46th Court; Suite 220
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Angel Caban practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caban studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1920 Sw 20th Place; #100
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Ravi Chandra's specialties are vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Ocala, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandra graduated from Osmania University and Gandhi Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,885 - $3,447
  • Medicare Cost: $697 - $1,374
Dr. Andre Fernandes Teixeira, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2820 Se 3rd Court; Suite 100
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Andre Teixeira is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Teixeira is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine and residency at Orlando Health. In addition to English, Dr. Teixeira (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,850
  • Medicare Cost: $1,839
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1511 Sw 1st Avenue
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. David Lammermeier is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Ocala, FL. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Lammermeier is an in-network provider for 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: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,794 - $3,078
  • Medicare Cost: $509 - $922
Dr. Thomas William Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2300 Se 17th Street; Suite 500
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Wright is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Wright honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society).

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,569 - $3,702
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $666
Dr. James Bradford Duke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2300 Se 17th Street; Suite 500
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. James Duke's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duke include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duke attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4730 Sw 49th Road
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Norman Weinstein is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Ocala, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Weinstein attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Weinstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,122
  • Medicare Cost: $520
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Specializes in Urology
4600 S.w. 46th Court; Suite 160
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Donald Locke is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Ocala, FL. Dr. Locke accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $867
  • Medicare Cost: $851
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
125 Sw 11th Street
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Vonmering's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease); he sees patients in Ocala, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Vonmering attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Vonmering is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vonmering include: **Also Board Certified in Interventional and Cardiology**. Unfortunately, Dr. Vonmering is not currently accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,325
  • Medicare Cost: $946
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1040 Sw 2nd Avenue
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Ramabhadran Vasudevan's specialty is adult cardiology. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. He completed his residency training at LaGuardia Hospital. Dr. Vasudevan's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasudevan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 169
  • Uninsured Cost: $891 - $1,827
  • Medicare Cost: $458 - $944
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Specializes in Neurosurgery
1901 S.e. 18th Avenue; Suite 101
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Robertson practices neurosurgery in Ocala, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Robertson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,875
  • Medicare Cost: $549 - $593
Dr. Salvador Delos Reyes Ramos II, DO
Specializes in Surgery
3233 Sw 33rd Road; Suite 202
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Salvador Ramos is a surgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ramos accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,673
  • Medicare Cost: $1,702
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Specializes in Urology
2850 Se Third Court
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Alan Freedman works as an urologist. Dr. Freedman is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,157
  • Medicare Cost: $737
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3310 Sw 34th Street
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Lan Luo is a specialist in adult cardiology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Luo graduated from Fudan University, Shanghai Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $740
  • Medicare Cost: $544
Dr. Derek James Farr, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2640 Sw 32nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Derek Farr is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Ocala, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 213
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,174 - $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $91 - $1,071
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2640 Sw 32nd Place
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Nirav Gupta works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $164 - $1,130

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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.