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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's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hurt takes. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hurt completed his residency training 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Thompson include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thompson is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Loeb include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loeb honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Loeb obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has an open panel.

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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's specialties are allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Grate performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grate takes.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harper include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Harper 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Robert Thornberry works as an orthopedist in Tallahassee, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Thornberry's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency 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 works as an orthopedist in Tallahassee, FL. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Guyer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon in Tallahassee, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rawlings include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rawlings is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Rawlings completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia.

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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 Vascular Surgery
2631 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Robert Brumberg is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. David Oberste specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Oberste takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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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 works as a cardiac electrophysiologist in Tallahassee, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khairallah 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 142
  • Uninsured Cost: $785 - $1,540
  • Medicare Cost: $485 - $896
Dr. Marilyn Margaret Cox, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1300 Medical Drive
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Marilyn Cox specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Cox's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 85
  • Uninsured Cost: $785 - $1,540
  • Medicare Cost: $468 - $827
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. William Stephens is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Stephens takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He studied medicine 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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Tallahassee, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kirbo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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)

Dr. Joseph Levonne Camps Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
2000 Centre Pointe Boulevard
Tall, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Camps is an urologist in Tall, FL. Dr. Camps takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,466
  • Medicare Cost: $850
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Specializes in Surgery
1405 Centerville Road; Suite 4400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Eliot Sieloff is a specialist in surgery. He works in Tallahassee, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Sieloff has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $731

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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.