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 is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Arcadia, FL. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York Hospital Queens and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Kartis's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kartis 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,045
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,376

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

Dr. Louis Rosenfield's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Arcadia, FL. His average patient rating is 3.0 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. Rosenfield takes. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Rosenfield trained at George Washington University Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Distinction, George Washington Univ. Dr. Rosenfield (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Danish. He is professionally 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: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $936
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $517

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

Dr. Stephen Schroering's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. Dr. Schroering's average patient rating is 4.5 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. Schroering accepts. Dr. Schroering's hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Ronald Constine, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Constine has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is professionally 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

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Helgemo average 3.5 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. Dr. Helgemo attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Helgemo trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Helgemo's 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: 189
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $501

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

Dr. Mark Davis works as an orthopedist. Dr. Davis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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

Dr. David Hotchkiss is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Hotchkiss average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with 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. Hotchkiss honors. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Hotchkiss attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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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 Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jason Reiss practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reiss include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Reiss accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Reiss trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally 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 Urology
3410 Tamiami Trail; Suite 4
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Marc Melser is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Melser trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $2,756
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $851
Dr. Christopher G Constance, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2525 Harbor Boulevard; 310
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Constance practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Constance speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Constance accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Neurosurgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Muhammed Memon is a neurosurgeon. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Memon honors. He attended Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, and a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Memon welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Bala Nandigam is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Andhra Medical College and a graduate of Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Nandigam'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: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,113
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $539

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

Dr. Laura Gruneiro is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gruneiro accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gruneiro is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Gruneiro welcomes 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, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Sidney Peykar is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Peykar is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Peykar is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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

Dr. Robert Stchur's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Stchur average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stchur 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 a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Stchur 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: 407
  • Charge (avg.): $317 - $1,213
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $183 - $1,111

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

Dr. Steven Baker's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Baker graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,119
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $568

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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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