We found 58 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Sarasota, FL.

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

Dr. Paul Vesco specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Sarasota, FL. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Vesco 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. William Graper is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Jonathan Fong's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Fong studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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: 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bennett include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Bennett obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Bennett is 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 is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. John Moor is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sarasota, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 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. Moor accepts. Dr. Moor graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Moor's training includes a residency program at Oschner Clinic Foundation. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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
Dr. Adam Scott Bright, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1950 Arlington Street; Suite 111
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Adam Bright's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bright average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bright accepts. Dr. Bright's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Bright attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Randall Morgan, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Morgan speaks Spanish. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Morgan attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Daniel Milam is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass ACL injury. Dr. Milam is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Milam attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bonanno takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Dr. Bonanno is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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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. Jeffrey Kent Scott, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1219 East Avenue South; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Scott practices plastic surgery in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Scott's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue.

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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 Urology
1 S. School Avenue; #200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Tracy Gapin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Gapin 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,756
  • Medicare Cost: $848
Dr. Christopher Darrell Adamson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 510
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Adamson works as a plastic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Adamson 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 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 Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
3333 Cattlemen Road; Suite 204
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Byers works as a pediatric otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Byers is a graduate of 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
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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1514 Flower Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. James Fiorica's specialty is gynecologic oncology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fiorica honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinctions: American Cancer Society, Clinical Oncology and Fellowship Award, .. Dr. Fiorica has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 82
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,816 - $4,765
  • Medicare Cost: $672 - $1,089
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 420
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Abid Shah is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Nishtar Medical College and St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Wilson Medical Center, Nash General Hospital, and Johnston Memorial Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $557
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Specializes in Surgery
3333 Cattlemen Road; Suite 206
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Scott Stevens practices surgery in Sarasota, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stevens 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 graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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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.