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

Dr. Paul Vesco works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Vesco at an average of 4.5 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. Vesco takes.

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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's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. He honors 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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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's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Fong attended medical school at 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sarasota, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Bennett's education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and 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). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Bennett's practice 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. Adam Scott Bright, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1950 Arlington Street; Suite 111
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Adam Bright works as an orthopedic surgeon. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bright 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Sarasota, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Before completing his residency at Oschner Clinic Foundation, Dr. Moor attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Moor's 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 honors. Dr. Moor is open to 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon 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. Morgan accepts. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Morgan trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Bradenton, FL. Dr. Milam has indicated that his clinical interests include ACL injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Milam trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. He 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 specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bonanno has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bonanno studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. He is 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. Tracy Brian Gapin, MD
Specializes in Urology
1 S. School Avenue; #200
Sarasota, FL
 

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

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,756
  • Medicare Cost: $848
Dr. Jeffrey Kent Scott, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1219 East Avenue South; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Scott's specialty is plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Scott trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Scott include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scott takes 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' medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. 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. Byers studied medicine 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
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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1514 Flower Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. James Fiorica practices gynecologic oncology. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Fiorica has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fiorica accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: American Cancer Society, Clinical Oncology and Fellowship Award, .. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 82
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,816 - $4,765
  • Medicare Cost: $672 - $1,089
Dr. Daniel Anthony Deems, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other
8451 Shade Avenue; Suite 107
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Deems' patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Deems attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $748
  • Medicare Cost: $349
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Specializes in Surgery
3333 Cattlemen Road; Suite 206
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Scott Stevens' specialty is surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stevens accepts 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. He completed his residency training 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
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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Adamson include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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 a graduate of 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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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.