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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. He is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Winter Haven Hospital.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Alvarez include knee problems, hip replacement, and foot problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency 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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Sebring, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shore include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Shore a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shore is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the University College London (UCL) Medical School.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Ali's average patient rating is 2.0 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. Ali accepts.

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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 is a physician who specializes in surgery. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 surgeon in Avon Park, FL. 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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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 specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strathy include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Strathy graduated from Mayo Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 practices interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. 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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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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors 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: 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pobi is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine.

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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 works as an urologist in Vero Beach, FL and Sebring, FL. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lazan studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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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. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from 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 specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Sebring, FL. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. 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: 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 an otolaryngologist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider 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: 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.