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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
910 Nw 16th Street; #205
Fruitland, ID
 

Dr. John Foote's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Dr. Foote's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Foote's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
910 Nw 16th Street
Fruitland, ID
 

Dr. Richard Davis is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Davis's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Davis completed a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $150 - $3,052
  • Medicare Cost: $81 - $1,014
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Specializes in General Surgery
1210 Nw 16th Street
Fruitland, ID
 

Dr. Dwaine Tesnohlidek's area of specialization is general surgery. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Tesnohlidek is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,661
  • Medicare Cost: $634
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Specializes in Surgery
1050 Sw 3rd Avenue; Suite 2600
Ontario, OR
 

Dr. Frank Spokas' medical specialty is surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,675
  • Medicare Cost: $576
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Specializes in General Surgery
1050 Sw 3rd Avenue; Suite 2600
Ontario, OR
 

Dr. Pamela Bruce specializes in general surgery. Dr. Bruce takes Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,855
  • Medicare Cost: $619
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910 Nw 16th Street; Suite 205
Fruitland, ID
 

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $149 - $457
  • Medicare Cost: $23 - $140

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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.