We found 41 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Riverview, FL.

Dr. Paul Nicholas Chomiak, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1545 Airport Boulevard; Suite 2000
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Paul Chomiak practices cardiothoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating 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. Chomiak accepts. Dr. Chomiak studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Chomiak is professionally affiliated with Frederick Memorial Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,808
  • Medicare Cost: $746
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
8333 N Davis Highway; 4th Floor
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Robert Turnage's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Turnage has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turnage accepts. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,136
  • Medicare Cost: $433
Dr. Juliet Marie De Campos, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9400 University Parkway; Suite 309
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Juliet De Campos is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. De Campos honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,646 - $3,278
  • Medicare Cost: $185 - $1,130
Dr. Michael Dow Gilmore, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Michael Gilmore is an orthopedic surgeon in Crestview, FL and Panama City, FL. These areas are among Dr. Gilmore's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Gilmore performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Teodoro Ortega is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Pensacola, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ortega include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ortega obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5153 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Richard Reynolds is a pediatric orthopedist and spine surgeon in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Reynolds has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, spine problems, and shoulder problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Reynolds is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Total ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
545 Brent Lane
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Plunkett is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Pensacola, FL. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Plunkett average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Plunkett accepts 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: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,564 - $1,970
  • Medicare Cost: $149 - $837
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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5153 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Robert Huang works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Huang accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5147 N 9th Avenue; Suite 325a
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. James Pennington practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Pensacola, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pennington is 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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 attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,182
  • Medicare Cost: $481
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Specializes in Urology, Other
4724 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Frank Greskovich is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greskovich honors. Dr. Greskovich is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,125 - $6,478
  • Medicare Cost: $291 - $848
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Specializes in Surgery
4498 Highway 90
Pace, FL
 

Dr. Pamela Schurman is a surgeon in Milton, FL and Pace, FL. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schurman is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $697
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Specializes in Urology, Other
4724 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. David Bernstein practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Pensacola, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bernstein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Midwestern University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,478
  • Medicare Cost: $695
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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2130 E Johnson Avenue; Suite 130
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Clark Metzger practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Metzger accepts. Dr. Metzger studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,090 - $2,175
  • Medicare Cost: $543 - $557
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8333 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Donald Dewey works as an orthopedist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dewey 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 attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,183 - $1,394
  • Medicare Cost: $292 - $657
Dr. John Peter Kotlarz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
6100 North Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Jack Kotlarz's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kotlarz is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,571 - $8,200
  • Medicare Cost: $206 - $2,604
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Specializes in Urology, Other
4724 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Maurice Bouchard specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bouchard is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,658
  • Medicare Cost: $381

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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.