We found 33 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Pensacola, FL.

Dr. Nathan William Patterson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 207
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Nathan Patterson's specialty is plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Patterson is affiliated with Baptist Hospital, Pensacola and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Patterson 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 accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Nipple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Gilmore works as an orthopedist in Crestview, FL and Panama City, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Gilmore is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Gilmore is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gilmore completed his residency training at Shands at the University of Florida. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Philip Benton is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Benton's education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at National Naval Medical Center, New England Baptist Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Teodoro Ortega practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ortega include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ortega takes. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute for residency. 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)

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

Dr. Richard Reynolds sees patients in Pensacola, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, spine problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Reynolds is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Christopher O'Grady is a Gulf Breeze, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. O'Grady attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. 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 is accepting 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 92
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000 - $3,293
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130

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

Dr. Richard Sellers is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Gulf Breeze, FL. Patients rated Dr. Sellers highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Sellers performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC).

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $2,775 - $4,525
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $183 - $1,113
Dr. Jocelyn Elizabeth Leveque, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
543 Fontaine Street; Suite A
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Jocelyn Leveque is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Leveque is professionally affiliated with Sacred Heart Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leveque graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Huang is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang honors. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Frank Greskovich practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Pensacola, FL. 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. Greskovich is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 66
  • Charge (avg.): $1,125 - $6,478
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $291 - $848

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1717 N E Street; Suite 533
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Layne Yonehiro sees patients in Pensacola, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Yonehiro is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Yonehiro completed a residency program at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,604
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $820

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

Dr. Charles Roth is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Roth highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 71
  • Charge (avg.): $900 - $3,330
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130

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

Dr. Maurice Bouchard is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Bouchard attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,658
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $381

Specializes in Urology
545 Brent Lane
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Howell Martin's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Martin speaks German. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Martin average 3.5 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. Martin takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $1,899
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $816

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5147 N 9th Avenue; Suite 322
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Robert Lurate is an orthopedic surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Lurate takes 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $1,025 - $2,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,114

Specializes in Otolaryngology
1717 N E Street; Suite 239
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Botts is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Botts's average patient rating is 3.5 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 medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $792
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $185

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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.
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