We found 65 providers matching minimally invasive surgery near Pensacola, FL.

Dr. Paul Nicholas Chomiak, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1545 Airport Boulevard; Suite 2000
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Paul Chomiak practices cardiothoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. Chomiak accepts. Dr. Chomiak studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Chomiak is professionally affiliated with Frederick Memorial Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,808
  • Medicare Cost: $746
Dr. Nathan William Patterson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 207
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Patterson is a plastic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Patterson's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital, Pensacola. Dr. Patterson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Dow Gilmore, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Michael Gilmore is an orthopedic surgeon in Crestview, FL and Panama City, FL. These areas are among Dr. Gilmore's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Gilmore performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Teodoro Ortega is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Pensacola, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ortega include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Ortega obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Phillip Craig Benton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1717 N E Street; Suite 534
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Philip Benton's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Benton attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at National Naval Medical Center, New England Baptist Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5153 North 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Richard Reynolds is a pediatric orthopedist and spine surgeon in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Reynolds has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, spine problems, and shoulder problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Reynolds is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Total ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 205
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Steven Kronlage sees patients in Gulf Breeze, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Kronlage performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 200
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Christopher O'Grady practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. O'Grady honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. O'Grady is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000 - $3,293
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,130
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Specializes in Urology
545 Brent Lane
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Plunkett is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Pensacola, FL. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Plunkett average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Plunkett accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,564 - $1,970
  • Medicare Cost: $149 - $837
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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5153 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Robert Huang works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Huang accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
41 Fairpoint Drive; Suite B
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Richard Sellers works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Gulf Breeze, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sellers include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Sellers attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,775 - $4,525
  • Medicare Cost: $183 - $1,113
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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5147 N 9th Avenue; Suite 325a
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. James Pennington practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Pensacola, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pennington is 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,182
  • Medicare Cost: $481
Dr. Peter Nielsen Butler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
543-a Fontaine Street
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Peter Butler's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Butler include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Butler graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Urology, Other
4724 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Frank Greskovich is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greskovich honors. Dr. Greskovich is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,125 - $6,478
  • Medicare Cost: $291 - $848
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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1851 N Ninth Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Chris Bosarge's areas of specialization are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology; he sees patients in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Bosarge honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,189 - $5,210
  • Medicare Cost: $520 - $579
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1717 N E Street; Suite 533
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Layne Yonehiro is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Yonehiro is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yonehiro takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,604
  • Medicare Cost: $820

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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.