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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. Dr. Chomiak's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Frederick Memorial Hospital. 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 studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Turnage is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Turnage takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 works as an orthopedist in Pensacola, FL. Her clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. She honors 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 the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. De Campos attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Gilmore's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Shands at the University of Florida. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 sees patients in Pensacola, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He is conversant in Filipino. These areas are among Dr. Ortega's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Before completing his residency at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Dr. Ortega attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Patients gave Dr. Ortega an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Urology
545 Brent Lane
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Plunkett is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Pensacola, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Plunkett takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency.

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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. Richard Reynolds practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Reynolds is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, spine problems, and shoulder problems. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Reynolds takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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, Other
4724 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Frank Greskovich sees patients in Pensacola, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Greskovich 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

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,125 - $6,478
  • Medicare Cost: $291 - $848
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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5153 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Robert Huang's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Huang average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Huang accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Huang attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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 Pensacola, FL physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Pennington is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pennington 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8333 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Donald Dewey is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dewey studied medicine at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for 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: $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 works as a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Kotlarz a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 studied medicine at 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
Dr. Peter Nielsen Butler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
543a Fontaine Street
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Peter Butler is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Butler attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 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.

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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. Maurice Bouchard is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bouchard at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,658
  • Medicare Cost: $381
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Specializes in Urology, Other
4724 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. David Bernstein specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Bernstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bernstein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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
5147 N. Ninth Avenue; Suite 103
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. R. Lurate works as an orthopedist in Pensacola, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lurate accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,025 - $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $186 - $1,114

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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.