We found 11 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Sebring, FL.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3435 S Highlands Avenue
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Gregg Shore is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shore include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shore 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 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6325 Us Highway 27 N; Suite 201
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Juan Alvarez is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Alvarez has a special interest in hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,805 - $1,873
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $280 - $565
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. Dr. Strathy's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Strathy honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
4151 Sun N Lake Boulevard
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Clyde Vanterpool's medical specialty is surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000 - $3,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697 - $740

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

Dr. Phillip Jones is a specialist in interventional cardiology. He works in Sebring, FL. Dr. Jones honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $1,185
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $352

Specializes in Surgery
4301 Sun N Lake Boulevard; Suite 103
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Sameh Atalla practices surgery in Sebring, FL. Dr. Atalla 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,559
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697

Specializes in Urology
2373 Us Highway 27 S
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Kwabena Pobi practices urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $901
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $270

Specializes in Other
6325 Us Highway 27 N; Suite 201
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Ashok Sonni has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sonni 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 109
  • Charge (avg.): $18,176 - $20,123
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $7,432 - $7,784

Specializes in Surgery
4759 Lakeview Drive; Suite 101
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Lackey is a surgery specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lackey is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,169
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $681

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. Dr. Skipper 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 66
  • Charge (avg.): $1,185 - $1,582
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $557 - $758

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4325 Sun N Lake Boulevard; Suite 102
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Regino Rodriguez-Flores' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Rodriguez-Flores is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodriguez-Flores 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $678
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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