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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's specialties are vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Vero Beach, FL. Dr. Stowe studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stowe takes.

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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' medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Vero Beach, FL and Boynton Beach, FL. In Dr. Hepler's practice, he is particularly interested in spine problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Dr. Hepler attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Hepler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peden honors. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Peden attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He welcomes 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 plastic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Durkin's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Indian River Medical Center. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient ratings for Dr. Durkin average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Durkin takes.

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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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Vero Beach, FL. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Forest is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Anthem, and more. She graduated from 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Dr. Talley 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 works as a vascular surgeon in Vero Beach, FL. Dr. Beckett 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 medical school at 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1285 36th Street; Suite 100
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Richard Steinfeld, who practices in Vero Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Steinfeld graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating 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. Steinfeld accepts.

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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 Surgery
3735 11th Circle; Suite 101
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Derek Paul works as a surgeon. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Paul attended New York Medical College for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Paul a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,519
  • Medicare Cost: $637
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
960 37th Place; Suite 105
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Howard Tee works as a cardiologist in Vero Beach, FL. Dr. Tee's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tardif honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 practices surgery in Vero Beach, FL. Dr. Murphy attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. 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.

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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's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Frazier's clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating 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. Frazier accepts.

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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 urologist in Vero Beach, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Atwell is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Atwell 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. He graduated from 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
Dr. Joseph Putnam Crawford, MD
Specializes in Urology
1986 35th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Crawford is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave Dr. Crawford an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000 - $7,000
  • Medicare Cost: $124 - $737

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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.