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Dr Melinda L LacernaKimbrell MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.59 stars out of 5 (69 ratings)
219 N 18th Street W
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Melinda Lacerna's specialty is plastic surgery. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Lacerna include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Lacerna honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, Lifestyle Lift, Laser Liposuction, Power-Assisted Liposuction, MACS Facelift, SmartLipo MPX, SmartLipo, Vaser Liposuction, Tumescent Liposuction, SlimLipo, Mini Facelift

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

Steven J Schafer MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Steven Schafer is a Bradenton, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schafer include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Schafer is professionally affiliated with Manatee Memorial Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Schafer attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He accepts 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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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery

Avinash G Kumar MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Avinash Kumar's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Bradenton, FL and Lakewood Ranch, FL. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, reverse total shoulder replacement, and arthritis. Dr. Kumar takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

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

Kate I Ross MD
Specializes in Dermatology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4701 Manatee Avenue W
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Kate Ross works as a surgical dermatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include xeomin injection, rosacea, and acne. She is affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For her residency, Dr. Ross trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , Laser Liposuction, SmartLipo, Tumescent Liposuction, SlimLipo

All Interests: Juvederm, Chemical Peels, YAG Laser Surgery, Rosacea, Laser Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Retin-A Treatme ... (Read more)

Dr Arthur L Valadie MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL

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

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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
Average rating 4.06 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
4810 26th Street W
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Jose Estigarribia specializes in surgery. Dr. Estigarribia has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his residency, Dr. Estigarribia trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $658
Patrick J Grablin PA MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.76 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
530 5th Street E
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Patrick Grablin's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Grablin include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Manatee Memorial Hospital. He 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. Dr. Grablin is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

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

Dr Daniel Edward Friedman MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
316 Manatee Avenue W
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Daniel Friedman, who practices in Bradenton, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is in-network for 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 Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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

Specializes in General Practice, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
315 75th Street W
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Arunachalam Jothivijavarani works as a general practitioner, family medicine practitioner, and general gynecologist in Bradenton, FL. She honors 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: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $683
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $259

Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (113 ratings)
200 3rd Avenue W; Suite 210
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Alan Miller specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Bradenton, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He is a graduate of 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
Daniel S Lamar MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
6015 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Daniel Lamar sees patients in Bradenton, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lamar is a graduate of 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
Dr Mitchell W Yadven MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (200 ratings)
200 3rd Avenue W; Suite 210
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Mitchell Yadven specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Yadven's areas of expertise include uroflowmetry, urethral dilation, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yadven takes.

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Relevant Interests: , Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck

All Interests: Bladder Surgery, Nephrectomy, Cystometrogram, Lithotripsy, Uroflowmetry, Urethral Dilation, Transure ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
Average rating 2.16 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
200 3rd Avenue W; Suite 210
Bradenton, FL

Dr. George Hill is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Bradenton, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hill's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
5317 4th Ave Circle East
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Brian Schmidt's area of specialization is general surgery. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schmidt honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $2,062
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $709

Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.97 stars out of 5 (127 ratings)
200 3rd Avenue W; Suite 210
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Sean Castellucci sees patients in Bradenton, FL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average 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 accepts. Dr. Castellucci studied medicine at 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 Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Average rating 4.95 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
6001 21st Avenue W
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Joseph Pace's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Bradenton, FL. He is rated highly 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. Pace takes. Dr. Pace is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 64
  • Charge (avg.): $1,041 - $1,939
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $515 - $847
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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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