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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9981 S Healthpark Drive; Suite 120
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Brian Hummel specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Hummel attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver 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. Hummel honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $10,420
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,408
Dr. Michael Kwangsoo Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Kim is a plastic surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Kim takes 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 New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $484
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $285

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
7331 College Pkw; #300
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Edward Humbert is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Fort Myers, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Humbert is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Humbert 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 is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $715 - $769
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $271 - $696
Dr. Robert John Brueck, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Robert Brueck works as a plastic surgeon in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Brueck include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brueck accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Brueck completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. His professional affiliations include Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2531 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 1
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. P. Richards is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Myers, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Richards obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. George David Markovich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8350 Riverwalk Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. George Markovich's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Markovich at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Markovich include knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Markovich attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Markovich speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 216
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $163 - $742

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8350 Riverwalk Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. David Heligman is an orthopedic surgeon in Fort Myers, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Heligman's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Heligman trained at Rush University Medical Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Heligman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

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

Dr. Ralph Ronald Garramone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8660 College Parkway; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Garramone's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Garramone is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Garramone has received professional recognition including the following: Castle Connolly "Top Doctor's,"; Fort Myers News Press "Best Cosmetic Surgeon,"; and Fort Myers News Press "Best Breast Cosmetic Surgeon,".

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Drew Alan Kreegel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16410 Healthpark Commons Drive
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Drew Kreegel's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Kreegel's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kreegel honors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
530 Se 16th Place; Suite A
Cape Coral, FL
 

Dr. Eric Goldsmith, who practices in Cape Coral, FL and Tavares, FL, is a medical specialist in surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Goldsmith is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia. He speaks Italian.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $2,522
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $749

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Lorraine Golosow is a plastic surgeon in Fort Myers, FL. She attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Golosow completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Clinical interests for Dr. Golosow include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Golosow is in-network for 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: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3210 Cleveland Avenue; Suite 100
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. John Kagan is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kagan average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kagan's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kagan attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 263
  • Charge (avg.): $1,340 - $4,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $146 - $1,211
Dr. Jonathan S Daitch, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
8255 College Parkway; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Daitch is a pain medicine specialist in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Daitch has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $24,092 - $24,289
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $7,191 - $8,440

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15880 Summerlin Road; Suite 300 Pmb #322
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. F. Shannon is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Shannon's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and National Naval Medical Center. He is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Surgery
4519 Tilton Court
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Bass is a specialist in surgery. 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. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $5,391 - $6,312
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,013 - $1,756

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8710 College Pky
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Abbott Kagan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kagan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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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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