We found 28 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1401 near Tallahassee, FL.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1405 Centerville Road; Suite 5000
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Julian Hurt is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Tallahassee, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hurt accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,124
Dr. William Henry Thompson IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. William Thompson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Tallahassee, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Thompson completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Peter Edward Loeb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1911 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Peter Loeb's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Loeb's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loeb accepts. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Loeb's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Allergy, Other, Otolaryngology
1871 Professional Park Circle
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Myrle Grate is an allergist and ear, nose and throat specialist in Tallahassee, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grate honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Grate attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,234
  • Medicare Cost: $495
Dr. Larry Lee Harper, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2452 Mahan Drive; Suite 101
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Larry Harper is a plastic surgeon in Tallahassee, FL. These areas are among Dr. Harper's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Robert Thornberry specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thornberry honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Thornberry's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,643 - $4,484
  • Medicare Cost: $551 - $592
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Guyer practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Tallahassee, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Guyer include foot problems and ankle problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guyer accepts. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffery Miller Rawlings, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2452 Mahan Drive; Suite 101
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rawlings' medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rawlings's education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. David Oberste works as an orthopedic surgeon in Tallahassee, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,484
  • Medicare Cost: $592
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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1300 Medical Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Farhat Khairallah's medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khairallah honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 142
  • Uninsured Cost: $785 - $1,540
  • Medicare Cost: $485 - $896
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2631 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Robert Brumberg practices vascular surgery in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Brumberg attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,175
  • Medicare Cost: $1,374
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. William Stephens is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Stephens accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,657
  • Medicare Cost: $420
Dr. Ben Joseph Kirbo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2030 Fleischmann Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Ben Kirbo practices plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kirbo average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirbo include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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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 Surgery
1405 Centerville Road; Suite 4400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Eliot Sieloff is a specialist in surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sieloff is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sieloff accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $731
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Specializes in Surgery
1405 Centerville Road; Suite 4400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Tim Ruark practices surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $758
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Garrison Rolle is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Tallahassee, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rolle include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rolle is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, 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

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,643 - $4,484
  • Medicare Cost: $323 - $697

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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.