We found 39 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Port Charlotte, FL.

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

Dr. Thomas Kartis specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Arcadia, FL. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Kartis attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens and Tufts Medical Center for residency. He honors 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: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,045
  • Medicare Cost: $1,376
Dr. Christopher George Constance, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2525 Harbor Boulevard; 310
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Constance's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Constance's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Constance is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ronald Meyer Constine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Constine's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Constine completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Constine average 2.0 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. He is affiliated with 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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $520 - $592
  • Medicare Cost: $88 - $592
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Schroering's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. He is professionally affiliated with Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Schroering 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 is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Louis Rosenfield is an adult cardiologist, pediatric cardiologist, and interventional cardiologist in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Arcadia, FL. Dr. Rosenfield's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Distinction, George Washington Univ. Dr. Rosenfield (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Danish. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $936
  • Medicare Cost: $517
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Florida Hand Center - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 18344 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Helgemo sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Helgemo's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 189
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $501
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Robert Hansell practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Punta Gorda, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. Hansell's professional affiliations include Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He takes 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: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $443
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Specializes in Urology
3410 Tamiami Trail; Suite 4
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Marc Melser's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Melser obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Melser is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,756
  • Medicare Cost: $851
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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 208
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Domingo Galliano sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Galliano takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. He completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Galliano speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,397 - $2,338
  • Medicare Cost: $678 - $683
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Cossu works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Cossu attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Cossu 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: 167
  • Uninsured Cost: $467 - $1,032
  • Medicare Cost: $315 - $929
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Laura Gruneiro's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gruneiro is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. She welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,090 - $1,310
  • Medicare Cost: $736 - $842
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Specializes in Neurosurgery
3195 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Hershkowitz, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Hershkowitz performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,180 - $1,230
  • Medicare Cost: $560 - $587
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Robert Stchur's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Stchur obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 407
  • Uninsured Cost: $317 - $1,213
  • Medicare Cost: $183 - $1,111
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Hotchkiss is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Hotchkiss attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hotchkiss is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $592
  • Medicare Cost: $557
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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jason Reiss is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Reiss's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reiss accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

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

Dr. Mark Davis works as an orthopedic surgeon in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Davis completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,282
  • Medicare Cost: $569

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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.