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

Dr. Thomas Kartis is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Kartis obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and Tufts Medical Center. He 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,045
  • Medicare Cost: $1,376
Dr. Ronald Meyer Constine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Constine is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Constine's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Constine include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Constine attended Stanford University School of 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: 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Punta Gorda, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Schroering completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Schroering welcomes 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. Robert Anthony Hansell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

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

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $443
Dr. Laura Ann Gruneiro, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Laura Gruneiro's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gruneiro 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. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gruneiro is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. She has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,090 - $1,310
  • Medicare Cost: $736 - $842
Dr. Sergio Fabian Cossu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Cossu specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Cossu graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. 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: 167
  • Uninsured Cost: $467 - $1,032
  • Medicare Cost: $315 - $929
Dr. Stephen Leif Helgemo Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Florida Hand Center - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 18344 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Helgemo's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The average patient rating for Dr. Helgemo is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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

  • Medicare Volume: 189
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $501
Dr. Mark Joel Davis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Davis Orthopedic Center - Port Charlotte; 1951-b Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Mark Davis' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis takes. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. His 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 Urology
3410 Tamiami Trail; Suite 4
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Marc Melser specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Melser's training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Melser has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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

  • 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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Stchur attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Stchur 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. Stchur honors. 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
Dr. Terence Patrick Connelly, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Terence Connelly is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Connelly studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Connelly completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with 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 Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Hotchkiss specializes 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hotchkiss takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Reiss attended medical school at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reiss 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.

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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 medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galliano honors. He attended medical school at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. His residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Galliano is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Gebauer practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. 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 obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gebauer's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $593 - $795
  • Medicare Cost: $536 - $569
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Specializes in Neurosurgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Muhammed Memon practices neurosurgery in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Memon a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Memon accepts. Dr. Memon is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. His training includes residency programs at Booth Memorial Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, and a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $925
  • Medicare Cost: $521

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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.