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We found 22 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 sees patients in Vero Beach, FL. His medical specialties are vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Stowe highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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

  • 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Malias accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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 surgeon and orthopedist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in spine problems. Dr. Hepler is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Hepler a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hepler's 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peden include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Peden attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. 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. His practice is open to 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 Vero Beach, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Durkin's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Indian River Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Durkin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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, who practices in Vero Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Forest average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Anthem, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Talley is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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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's specialty is vascular surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beckett is a graduate of 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 works as a surgeon in Vero Beach, FL. Dr. Paul is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida's residency program. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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: 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 an orthopedist in Vero Beach, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Dr. Steinfeld 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
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
960 37th Place; Suite 105
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Howard Tee is an adult cardiologist. Dr. Tee is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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

  • 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 a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Vero Beach, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tardif is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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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 is a Vero Beach, FL physician who specializes in surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murphy honors. Dr. Murphy graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,476
  • Medicare Cost: $728
Dr. William Henry Frazier, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1255 37th Street; Suite D
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. William Frazier is a plastic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Frazier's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from 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)

Dr. John Robin Atwell, MD
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. Patient ratings for Dr. Atwell average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Atwell attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Ramdev graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. 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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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.