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We found 13 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Saint Cloud, FL.

Dr. David Michael Foulk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 Budinger Avenue
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. David Foulk is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Foulk is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dr. Foulk performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. 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 is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Tibia Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco E Noda, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Buddinger Avenue
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Noda practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Noda is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Tibia Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naushad Abdul Salam Shaikh, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Naushad Shaik is a physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shaik attended medical school at Al-Ameen Medical College. He trained at Mercy Catholic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shaik (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,113 - $1,988
  • Medicare Cost: $544 - $950
Dr. Harald James Henningsen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Budinger Avenue
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Harald Henningsen's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Henningsen's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Juan Ramirez, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Ramirez, who practices in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Ramirez's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional 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. He graduated from Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ramirez speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Colectomy, Incisional Hernia, Gallstones, Burns, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $697
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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1600 Budinger Avenue
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Michael Karr's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Karr include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Karr's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Karr attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Arm Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $3,120
  • Medicare Cost: $569 - $592
Dr. Francisco Rueda Halili, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Halili's specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Halili include thyroid problems, breast surgery, and appendectomy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Halili attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Abdominal Problems, Colon Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,391
  • Medicare Cost: $702
Dr. Fuad Hanna Shahin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Shahin, who practices in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Shahin speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Shahin attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Anoscopy, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Colectomy, Incisional ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Sara Ann Denardis, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3114 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Sara Denardis is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Denardis is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,782
  • Medicare Cost: $1,102
Dr. Napoleon N Estrada, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Napoleon Estrada is a general surgeon. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Estrada takes. He attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Estrada completed a residency program at New York Downtown Hospital. He is conversant in Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Nyarko Gyang, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Gyang is a general gynecology specialist. Dr. Gyang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Akan. Dr. Gyang's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School and a graduate of Franklin Square Hospital Center's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gyang accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cystoscopy, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Gynecologic Cancer, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

Jonathan A Blum
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Blum is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon release , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Ankle Arthroscopy, Achilles Tendon Release, Dislocation, Ankle Replacement, Foot ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
3004 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Toussaint's specialty is general gynecology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Toussaint's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. 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. Dr. Toussaint attended the University of Haiti Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Toussaint (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Hypertension, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, High Cholesterol, Fibroids, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

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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.