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We found 58 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1401 near Tallahassee, FL.

Dr. Ross Allan Morgan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Ross Morgan's specialty is pediatric surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Morgan attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan accepts. Dr. Morgan is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS wedge resection, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Open Lymph Node Biopsy, Bone Marrow Biopsy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Colectomy, Pancreas ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julian Hurt specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Tallahassee, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Hurt's training includes residency programs 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. David Michael Foulk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. David Foulk, who practices in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Foulk is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Foulk include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Foulk's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Tibia Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Henry Thompson IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3334 Capital Medical Boulevard; Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. William Thompson works as an orthopedist. Dr. Thompson attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Thompson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Stefan Pribil is a neurosurgery specialist. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pribil honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pribil (or staff) speaks Czech, Slovak, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Meningioma, Neuroendoscopy, Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Loeb's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Loeb include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loeb takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Gustavo Jorje Arriola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Arriola works as a neurosurgeon in Kissimmee, FL and Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Arriola's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Arriola is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery, neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, Bone Cancer, Lower Back Pain, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Alan Karr, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Michael Karr specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karr include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Karr's training includes a residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Adhesive Capsulitis, Arm Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $3,120
  • Medicare Cost: $569 - $592
Dr. Harald James Henningsen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Harald Henningsen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Kissimmee, FL, Tallahassee, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Henningsen accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Henningsen is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Edward Gearity, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Gearity's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gearity's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Gearity completed his residency training at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Postpartum, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Cesarean Section, Contraception, Sickle ... (Read more)

Dr. Naushad Abdul Salam Shaikh, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Naushad Shaik practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, Dr. Shaik attended medical school at Al-Ameen Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Shaik (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi. Dr. Shaik's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,113 - $1,988
  • Medicare Cost: $544 - $950
Dr. Robert Anthony Badalament, MD
Specializes in Urology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Robert Badalament's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Badalament takes. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Badalament completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Badalament has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic radical nephrectomy, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), transurethral resection of bladder neck (TURBN)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Interstitial Cystitis, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $890
Dr. Chakravarthy Raghavan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Chakravarthy Raghavan works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is especially interested in electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Raghavan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Stanley Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Raghavan is conversant in Tamil. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Clinical Interests: Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,760
  • Medicare Cost: $498
Dr. Usman Rasheed Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Usman Siddiqui is an adult cardiologist, cardiac electrophysiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Siddiqui's professional affiliations include South Lake Hospital, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 75
  • Uninsured Cost: $960 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $282 - $913
Dr. Antonio Juan Ramirez, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Ramirez is a general surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. Dr. Ramirez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Ramirez is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Mohs Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Uterine Cancer, Tissue Transfer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $697
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Specializes in Allergy, Other, Otolaryngology
1871 Professional Park Circle
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Myrle Grate practices allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Tallahassee, FL. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Grate's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,234
  • Medicare Cost: $495

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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.