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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1540 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 303
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Vesco practices cardiothoracic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vesco accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $425 - $3,529
  • Medicare Cost: $235 - $1,469
Dr. William Peter Graper, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1540 S. Tamiami Trail; Suite 303
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Graper is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Sarasota, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graper accepts. Dr. Graper is a graduate of McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 184
  • Uninsured Cost: $397 - $963
  • Medicare Cost: $224 - $945
Dr. Jonathan Christopher Fong, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1540 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 303
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Fong, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fong is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,794
  • Medicare Cost: $549
Dr. William Francis Bennett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1250 S Tamiami Tr; Suite 303
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Bennett practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Sarasota, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bennett include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bennett honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bennett is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Scott Bright, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1950 Arlington Street; Suite 111
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Adam Bright works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Bright is conversant in Spanish. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Bright attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bright average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. His practice is open to 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)

Dr. John Timothy Moor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2446 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Moor's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Moor has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Oschner Clinic Foundation. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Moor welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 118
  • Uninsured Cost: $339 - $1,568
  • Medicare Cost: $167 - $1,122
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Randall Morgan specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Morgan obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Dermatology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 590
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam's specialties are dermatology (skin disorders), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. His clinical interests include ACL injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Milam's education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). In addition to English, Dr. Milam speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Joseph Bonanno, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2426 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Bonanno is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bonanno include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bonanno is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bonanno has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Dr. Tracy Brian Gapin, MD
Specializes in Urology
1 S. School Avenue; #200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Tracy Gapin specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Sarasota, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gapin takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,756
  • Medicare Cost: $848
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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1514 Flower Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. James Fiorica practices gynecologic oncology in Sarasota, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Fiorica's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Fiorica attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Cancer Society, Clinical Oncology and Fellowship Award, ..

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 82
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,816 - $4,765
  • Medicare Cost: $672 - $1,089
Dr. Jeffrey Kent Scott, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1219 East Avenue South; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Scott is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Scott attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Scott is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
3333 Cattlemen Road; Suite 204
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Byers, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. Dr. Byers 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 Texas Medical School at Houston.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $555 - $1,021
  • Medicare Cost: $128 - $349
Dr. Daniel Anthony Deems, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other
8451 Shade Avenue; Suite 107
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Deems studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Deems 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. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $748
  • Medicare Cost: $349
Dr. Christopher Darrell Adamson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 510
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Adamson is a plastic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Adamson's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Adamson attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Surgery
3333 Cattlemen Road; Suite 206
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Scott Stevens is a surgery specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stevens 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: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,560
  • Medicare Cost: $674

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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.