We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Port Charlotte, FL.

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2327 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kartis' specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Arcadia, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kartis accepts. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Kartis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,045
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,376
Dr. Ronald Meyer Constine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Constine is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. Dr. Constine accepts 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 Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Constine's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Problems

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Schroering, who practices in Punta Gorda, FL and Port Charlotte, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Schroering's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schroering accepts. Dr. Schroering is professionally affiliated with Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Christopher George Constance, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2525 Harbor Boulevard; 310
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Constance specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Constance is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Constance attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4130 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Louis Rosenfield works as a cardiologist, pediatric cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Rosenfield (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Danish. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Rosenfield attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Rosenfield has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 has received the following distinction: Distinction, George Washington Univ.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $936
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $517

Specializes in Urology
3410 Tamiami Trail; Suite 4
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Marc Melser, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated highly 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. Melser takes. Dr. Melser graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $2,756
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $851

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Florida Hand Center - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 18344 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Helgemo is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Helgemo obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 189
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $501

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Robert Stchur is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Stchur graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 407
  • Charge (avg.): $317 - $1,213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $183 - $1,111

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jason Reiss is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He attended the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reiss include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Laura Gruneiro's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. She is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gruneiro trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She 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. She is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $1,090 - $1,310
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $736 - $842

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Hotchkiss practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hotchkiss honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Hotchkiss is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $592
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $557

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Davis Orthopedic Center - Port Charlotte; 1951-b Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Mark Davis' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Davis's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He honors 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $2,282
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $569

Specializes in Neurosurgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Muhammed Memon's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Memon has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. 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 open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, and a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University, Dr. Memon attended Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Sidney Peykar's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Peykar takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 111
  • Charge (avg.): $1,130 - $2,448
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $289 - $825

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Harbor Cardiology & Vascular Center, P.a - Port Charlotte; 2400 Harbor Blvd - Suite 16
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Bala Nandigam's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Nandigam graduated from Andhra Medical College and then he performed his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,113
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $539

Specializes in General Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Gruneiro is a general surgeon in Port Charlotte, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Gruneiro performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $627

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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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