We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Dr. Thomas Kartis Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2327 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kartis works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health. Dr. Kartis honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Hospital Queens and Tufts Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,045
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,376
Dr. David Allan Hotchkiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Hotchkiss is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Hotchkiss has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $592
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $557
Dr. Ronald Meyer Constine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1641 Tamiami Trail; Suite 1
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Constine's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Constine has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. The average patient rating for Dr. Constine is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Problems

Dr. Louis D Rosenfield, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4130 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Louis Rosenfield sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL, North Port, FL, and Arcadia, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Rosenfield's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. 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 George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Rosenfield completed residency programs at George Washington University Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Distinction, George Washington Univ. Dr. Rosenfield (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Danish. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $936
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $517
Dr. Jason Eric Reiss, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1641 Tamiami Trail; Suite 1
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jason Reiss specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Port Charlotte, FL, Charlotte, FL, and Punta Gorda, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reiss's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Reiss attended medical school at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Reiss completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Mark Joel Davis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1951b Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Mark Davis is an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Davis's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $2,282
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $569
Dr. Stephen P Schroering, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
315 E Olympia Avenue; Suite 211
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Schroering is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Schroering's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand 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. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health. His practice is open to 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. Stephen L Helgemo Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18344 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Helgemo's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Helgemo graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Helgemo accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 189
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $501
Dr. Muhammed Y Memon, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2400 Harbor Boulevard; #10
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Muhammed Memon sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Memon is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. His training includes residency programs at Booth Memorial Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, and a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health. Dr. Memon's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521
Dr. Steven Sidney Baker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
315 E Olympia Avenue; Suite 211
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Steven Baker's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,119
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $568
Dr. Christopher G Constance, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2525 Harbor Boulevard; 310
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Constance's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Constance speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Constance honors 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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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Marc A Melser, MD
Specializes in Urology
3410 Tamiami Trail; Suite 4
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Marc Melser's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Melser attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $2,756
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $851
Dr. David Joe Kaler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4161 Tamiami Trail; Unit 101
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Kaler's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health. Dr. Kaler accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,260
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,130
Dr. Sidney Peykar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
21300 Gertrude Avenue; Suite 3
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Sidney Peykar is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Port Charlotte, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Peykar is rated highly by his patients. 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: 111
  • Charge (avg.): $1,130 - $2,448
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $289 - $825
Dr. Gary Lee Berger, MD
Specializes in Urology
2400 Harbor Boulevard; #21
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Gary Berger practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Berger is affiliated with Bayfront Health. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients gave Dr. Berger an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $815 - $2,756
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $247 - $849
Dr. Matthew Robert Bagan, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
18308 Murdock Circle; Unit 105; Port
Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Bagan works as a general surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Bagan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,195
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $747

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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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