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We found 7 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Everyday Health near Palm Coast, FL.

Dr. Tamara Denise Clancy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
315 Palm Coast Parkway Ne; Suite 4
Palm Coast, FL
 

Dr. Tamara Clancy works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Port Orange, FL and Palm Coast, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clancy include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. She attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Clancy's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Clancy's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Brian Russell Hatten, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17 Old Kings Road N; Suite K
Palm Coast, FL
 

Dr. Brian Hatten's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He 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. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Hatten's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
315 Palm Coast Parkway Ne; Suite 3
Palm Coast, FL
 

Dr. John Russell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Palm Coast, FL. Before completing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Russell attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 129
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,623 - $1,936
  • Medicare Cost: $164 - $697
Dr. Mark Cabot Gillespy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17 Old Kings Road N; Suite K
Palm Coast, FL
 

Dr. Mark Gillespy is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. Gillespy is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $1,825
  • Medicare Cost: $555 - $584
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4 Office Park Dr Pod; #1
Palm Coast, FL
 

Dr. James Bryan is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bryan attended medical school at Rush Medical College. 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: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,939 - $3,791
  • Medicare Cost: $158 - $948
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
120 Cypress Edge Drive; Suite 202
Palm Coast, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Tucker practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Palm Coast, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Tucker is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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 Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,628
  • Medicare Cost: $748
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Specializes in Surgery
28 Old Kings Road N
Palm Coast, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Alson's specialty is surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Alson a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $758

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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.