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We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Silver Compass HSA 3600 near Vero Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1040 37th Place; Suite 101
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Cary Stowe works as a vascular surgeon and chest surgeon in Vero Beach, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stowe studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,198 - $2,069
  • Medicare Cost: $598 - $1,017
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1040 37th Place; Suite 101
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Mark Malias, who practices in Vero Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malias honors. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 71
  • Uninsured Cost: $506 - $2,069
  • Medicare Cost: $253 - $1,023
Dr. Matthew Drew Hepler, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1155 35th Lane; #100
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Hepler is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Hepler average 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Hepler's practice, he is particularly interested in spine problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Hepler completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,815 - $1,900
  • Medicare Cost: $568 - $636
Dr. John Patrick Peden Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1155 35th Lane; Suite 100
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. John Peden, who practices in Vero Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Peden is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 115
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,900 - $3,330
  • Medicare Cost: $199 - $1,249
Dr. Alan James Durkin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5070 Highway A1a; Suite A
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alan Durkin is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Durkin's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Durkin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Durkin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Indian River Medical Center.

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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 Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1155 35th Lane; Suite 100
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Erin Forest is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. She studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Forest an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Anthem.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1355 37th Street; Suite 301
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. M. Talley practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Vero Beach, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Talley is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,455
  • Medicare Cost: $611
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
3770 7th Terrace; #101
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. W. Beckett works as a vascular surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beckett takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 93
  • Uninsured Cost: $953 - $1,140
  • Medicare Cost: $535 - $709
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Specializes in Surgery
3735 11th Circle; Suite 101
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Derek Paul practices surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Paul takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Paul attended New York Medical College for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,519
  • Medicare Cost: $637
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1285 36th Street; Suite 100
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Richard Steinfeld is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Steinfeld honors 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 UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,048 - $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $595 - $635
Dr. William Henry Frazier, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1255 37th Street; Suite D
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. William Frazier's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Frazier's average patient rating is 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. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
960 37th Place; Suite 105
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Howard Tee works as a cardiologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tee graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,022
  • Medicare Cost: $523
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Specializes in Urology
3745 11th Circle; Suite 103
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Tardif is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Tardif has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tardif accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,798
  • Medicare Cost: $881
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Specializes in Surgery
1285 36th Street
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Edward Murphy's area of specialization is surgery. Dr. Murphy attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,476
  • Medicare Cost: $728
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Specializes in Urology
1355 37th Street; Suite 303
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. John Atwell is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Vero Beach, FL. He is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Atwell has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes 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: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $300 - $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $206 - $884
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
955 37th Place
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Pranay Ramdev practices vascular surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ramdev graduated from Dartmouth Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,067 - $2,213
  • Medicare Cost: $736 - $1,474

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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.