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We found 42 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1423 near Riverview, FL.

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

Dr. Paul Chomiak is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Chomiak average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chomiak accepts 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 Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He 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 specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Turnage attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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.

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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' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. She is in-network 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 Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. De Campos performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In addition to English, Dr. De Campos speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Crestview, FL and Panama City, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gilmore at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. 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. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Gilmore's medical residency was performed at Shands at the University of Florida.

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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 surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Ortega a rating of 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 attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. 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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery and practices in Pensacola, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Reynolds trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, spine problems, and shoulder problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reynolds accepts. 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Pensacola, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Plunkett attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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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 is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Pennington is 3.0 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 attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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
Dr. Peter Nielsen Butler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
543a Fontaine Street
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Peter Butler works as a plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Butler honors 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 the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Other
4724 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Frank Greskovich is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from 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 physician who specializes in surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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 works as an urologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bernstein graduated from 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Pensacola, FL. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an orthopedist in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Dewey attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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: 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 specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kotlarz 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 a graduate of 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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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.