We found 22 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Bradenton, FL.

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Dr. Melinda Lirag Lacerna Kimbrell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
219 N 18th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Melinda Lacerna specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Lacerna's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lacerna has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, Lifestyle Lift, MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven J Schafer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Steven Schafer is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Schafer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is affiliated with Manatee Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Avinash G Kumar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Avinash Kumar practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Bradenton, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, reverse total shoulder replacement, and arthritis. Dr. Kumar honors 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. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey K Scott, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5807 21st Avenue W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Scott's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Scott's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Scott's distinctions include: Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patient Choice Award; America's Top Plastic Surgeon Award; and Vitals On Time Doctor Award. He is professionally affiliated with Manatee Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur L Valadie III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Valadie specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Bradenton, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valadie accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $375 - $2,248
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,130

Specializes in Surgery
4810 26th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jose Estigarribia is a surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Estigarribia trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for his residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $658
Dr. Patrick J Grablin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
530 5th Street E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Grablin's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Grablin's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grablin is affiliated with Manatee Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robin Rene Hamlin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5105 Manatee Avenue W; Suite 19
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Robin Hamlin's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Hamlin studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamlin accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
200 3rd Avenue W; Suite 210
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Alan Miller is an urologist in Bradenton, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,756
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $851

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
316 Manatee Avenue W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Friedman is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Bradenton, FL. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 71
  • Charge (avg.): $974 - $1,925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $487 - $948
Dr. Daniel Scott Lamar Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Lamar's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Bradenton, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lamar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $375 - $1,184
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $592

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
2010 59th Street West; Suite 2200
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Hirsch's areas of specialization are general surgery and trauma surgery. Dr. Hirsch's clinical interests include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hirsch's education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His professional affiliations include Northside Hospital and Physicians Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colon surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Varicose Veins, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Lumpectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
200 3rd Avenue W; Suite 210
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Sean Castellucci, who practices in Bradenton, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Castellucci a rating of 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. Castellucci honors. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 54
  • Charge (avg.): $687 - $2,756
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111 - $851

Specializes in Surgery
5601 21st Avenue W; Suite D
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. James Ganey's medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Ganey accepts 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $861
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $412

Specializes in Urology
200 3rd Avenue W; Suite 210
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. George Hill is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 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. Hill takes. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $687 - $2,270
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $148 - $690

Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
5323 4th Avenue Circle E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Sudbury practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology in Bradenton, FL. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sudbury honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $414

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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.
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