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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
8333 N Davis Highway; 4th Floor
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Robert Turnage is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Turnage's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes 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: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $2,136
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $433
Dr. Michael Dow Gilmore, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Michael Gilmore is an orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gilmore include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Before completing his residency at Shands at the University of Florida, Dr. Gilmore attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gilmore 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5153 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Richard Reynolds is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reynolds include arthroscopic surgery, spine problems, and shoulder problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Total ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Teodoro Ortega, who practices in Pensacola, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Ortega speaks Filipino. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, he performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Dr. Ortega's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5153 N. Ninth Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Robert Huang is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. 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. Huang attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
4724 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Frank Greskovich is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Greskovich is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Greskovich 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 graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 66
  • Charge (avg.): $1,125 - $6,478
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $291 - $848
Dr. Jocelyn Elizabeth Leveque, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
543 Fontaine Street; Suite A
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Jocelyn Leveque is a plastic surgeon. She graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Leveque's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leveque takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sacred Heart Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
4724 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Maurice Bouchard is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bouchard studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Patient ratings for Dr. Bouchard average 2.5 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,658
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $381

Specializes in Urology
545 Brent Lane
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Howell Martin is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Martin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 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. Martin accepts. He attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia. For his residency, Dr. Martin trained at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Martin is conversant in German.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $1,899
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $816

Specializes in Surgery
4498 Highway 90
Pace, FL
 

Dr. Pamela Schurman practices surgery. She graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schurman honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697

Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
5147 N 9th Avenue; Suite 318
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Bosarge is an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Bosarge's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Ochsner Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $2,189 - $5,210
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $520 - $579
Dr. Peter Nielsen Butler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
543a Fontaine Street
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Peter Butler is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Butler is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Butler include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. 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 the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Butler trained at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Butler is professionally affiliated with Sacred Heart Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Kyle Kit Shaddix, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5147 N. 9th Avenue; Suite 203
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Kyle Shaddix's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Shaddix's clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. 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. Dr. Shaddix attended Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sacred Heart Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and West Florida Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5147 N. Ninth Avenue; Suite 103
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Robert Lurate is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Lurate is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $1,025 - $2,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,114

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4616 N Davis Highway
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Clark's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 73
  • Charge (avg.): $523 - $1,883
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $137 - $339

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4541 N Davis Highway; Suite A
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Kurt Morrison's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,668
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $592

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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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