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We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Sebring, FL.

Dr. Kevin Ki-Dong Lee, MD
Specializes in Urology
3435 South Highlands Avenue
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Lee works as an urologist. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Lee attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lee accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,212
  • Medicare Cost: $851
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6325 Us Highway 27 N; Suite 201
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Juan Alvarez's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, hip replacement, and foot problems. Dr. Alvarez is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Dr. Alvarez attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,805 - $1,873
  • Medicare Cost: $280 - $565
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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3435 S Highlands Avenue
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Gregg Shore, who practices in Sebring, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the University College London (UCL) Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Shore a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shore 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: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Flexible ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3591 S Highlands Avenue
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Abbas Ali is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Sebring, FL and Davenport, FL. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ali takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Sindh Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $960 - $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $333 - $842
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Specializes in Surgery
4151 Sun N Lake Boulevard
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Clyde Vanterpool practices surgery in Sebring, FL. Dr. Vanterpool graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vanterpool accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $697 - $740
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Specializes in Surgery
3300 Us 27 S
Avon Park, FL
 

Dr. Luis Espaillat is a physician who specializes in surgery. 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: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,464
  • Medicare Cost: $746
Dr. Kevin McLeod Strathy, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
805 Us Hwy 27 South
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Strathy's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. Dr. Strathy is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4240 Sun N Lake Boulevard; Suite 202
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Phillip Jones' area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Jones accepts 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: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,185
  • Medicare Cost: $352
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Specializes in Surgery
4301 Sun N Lake Boulevard; Suite 103
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Sameh Atalla is a medical specialist in surgery. 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: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,559
  • Medicare Cost: $697
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Specializes in Other
6325 Us Highway 27 N; Suite 201
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Ashok Sonni is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sonni 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 109
  • Uninsured Cost: $18,176 - $20,123
  • Medicare Cost: $7,432 - $7,784
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Specializes in Urology
2373 Us Highway 27 S
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Kwabena Pobi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Sebring, FL. Dr. Pobi attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. 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: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $901
  • Medicare Cost: $270
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Specializes in Urology
3750 Emergency Lane; Suite 4
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. David Lazan is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lazan is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lazan is 1.5 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. Lazan honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $800
  • Medicare Cost: $737
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Specializes in Surgery
4759 Lakeview Drive; Suite 101
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Lackey works as a surgeon in Sebring, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lackey is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,169
  • Medicare Cost: $681
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
4301 Sun N Lake Boulevard; Suite 103
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Stewart Skipper is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery. Dr. Skipper attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He accepts 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: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,185 - $1,582
  • Medicare Cost: $557 - $758
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4325 Sun N Lake Boulevard; Suite 102
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Regino Rodriguez-Flores is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Sebring, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $678
  • Medicare Cost: $204

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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.