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We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1443 near Port Charlotte, FL.

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

Dr. Ronald Constine practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Patients gave Dr. Constine an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Constine include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Constine 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Constine attended Stanford University School of Medicine.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests 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 honors. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schroering completed a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Schroering is professionally affiliated with Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. His practice 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. Christopher George Constance, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2525 Harbor Boulevard; 310
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Constance's specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Constance's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Constance attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Robert Hansell is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hansell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $443
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Cossu is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Cossu's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He takes 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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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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gruneiro average 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gruneiro attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. She is open to 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 Urology
3410 Tamiami Trail; Suite 4
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Marc Melser is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average 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. Melser takes. Dr. Melser is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. His professional affiliations include 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Robert Stchur is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Stchur is 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Hotchkiss an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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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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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reiss has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. 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 attending the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Reiss 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

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 208
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Domingo Galliano is a colon and rectal surgeon in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. 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. After completing medical school at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology, Dr. Galliano performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Galliano's professional affiliations include 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, Interventional Cardiology, Other
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Terence Connelly practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He honors 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 Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Connelly's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $592
  • Medicare Cost: $552
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Gebauer specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Gebauer's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $593 - $795
  • Medicare Cost: $536 - $569
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Davis Orthopedic Center - Port Charlotte; 1951-b Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Mark Davis practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Davis attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Davis's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,282
  • Medicare Cost: $569
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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. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Hershkowitz attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hershkowitz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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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 Urology
3161 Harbor Boulevard; Unit D
Pt Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Weitzel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Before performing his residency at The University Hospital, Newark and Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton, Dr. Weitzel attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Weitzel's average patient rating is 4.0 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 has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $631 - $2,170
  • Medicare Cost: $187 - $851

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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.