We found 44 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Fort Myers, FL.

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Dr. Michael Kwangsoo Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Michael Kim is a plastic surgeon in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Kim completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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

Dr. George Markovich specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Fort Myers, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Markovich's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Markovich attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Markovich 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: , 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
Dr. Robert John Brueck, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Robert Brueck's specialty is plastic surgery. For his residency, Dr. Brueck trained at Rush University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Brueck's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient ratings for Dr. Brueck average 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Brueck is professionally affiliated with 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
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. P. Richards is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Richards graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Richards accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Heligman is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Heligman include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Heligman average 3.0 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. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Heligman completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is accepting 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. Jonathan S Daitch, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
8255 College Parkway; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Daitch's specialty is pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Daitch average 4.5 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. Dr. Daitch studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks 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 Plastic Surgery
3700 Central Avenue; Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Lorraine Golosow's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Golosow is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ralph Ronald Garramone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
12998 S Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Garramone is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Garramone include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Garramone's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15821 Hollyfern Court
Ft. Myers, FL
 

Dr. F. Shannon works as an orthopedic surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Shannon's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shannon honors. 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8710 College Pky
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Abbott Kagan's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kagan at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2745 Swamp Cabbage Court
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. John Kagan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Kagan's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Kagan is a graduate of 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

Specializes in Urology
8931 Colonial Center Drive; Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Miranda-Sousa is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Miranda-Sousa's education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $1,753 - $2,463
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $397 - $737

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

Dr. Todd Atkinson is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Atkinson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 246
  • Charge (avg.): $659 - $1,257
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175 - $1,034

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

Dr. Fletcher Reynolds is an orthopedist in Fort Myers, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). 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. Reynolds attended medical school at Boston University School 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)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 167
  • Charge (avg.): $299 - $1,818
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $94 - $1,212

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
13770 Plantation Road; Suite 2
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Nagesh Ravipati specializes in colon & rectal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending J.J.M. Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic and Union Memorial Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $4,144 - $4,470
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,278 - $1,453

Specializes in Surgery
13300 S Cleveland Avenue; Suite 56
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Rishi Ramlogan is a surgery specialist. Dr. Ramlogan 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,265
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $706

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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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