We found 14 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Saint Cloud, FL.

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Dr. Mont Jay Cartwright, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Mont Cartwright's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cartwright's clinical interests: chin implants, eyelid surgery, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Cartwright's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Cartwright (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Prosthetics, Glaucoma Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Microspherophakia, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco E Noda, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Buddinger Avenue
Saint Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Noda works as an orthopedic surgeon in Kissimmee, FL and Saint Cloud, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Noda is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Noda attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Ankle Sprain, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Harald J Henningsen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 Budinger Avenue
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Harald Henningsen works as an orthopedist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Henningsen's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Henningsen is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio J Ramirez, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Ramirez works as a general surgeon. Dr. Ramirez 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 Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. He speaks Filipino. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr. Francisco Rueda Halili, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Halili specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Halili takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He speaks Filipino. Dr. Halili's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colon Problems, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,391
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $702
Dr. Sara Ann Denardis, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3114 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Sara Denardis is a gynecologic oncologist in Celebration, FL, Saint Cloud, FL, and Kissimmee, FL. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. Dr. Denardis is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix Problems, Cervicitis, Lymphadenectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Michael Foulk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 Budinger Avenue
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. David Foulk is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Foulk is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Foulk is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Femur Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Naushad Abdul Salam Shaikh, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Naushad Shaik is a cardiac electrophysiologist in Saint Cloud, FL, Kissimmee, FL, and Orlando, FL. Dr. Shaik is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Al-Ameen Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Shaik trained at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Shaik (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $1,113 - $1,988
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $544 - $950
Dr. Anthony Nyarko Gyang, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Gyang is a Saint Cloud, FL physician who specializes in general gynecology. He attended the University of Ghana Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He 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. Dr. Gyang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Akan. Dr. Gyang's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott S Gordon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Scott Gordon's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gordon has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon takes. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Gordon's training includes a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Lamina Procedures, Shoulder Fracture, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Budinger Avenue
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Michael Karr is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Karr's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Karr completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dr. Karr honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Wrist Fracture, Lamina Procedures, Shoulder Fracture, ... (Read more)

Jonathan A Blum
Specializes in Podiatry
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Blum is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Blum's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon release, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Ligament Problems, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Fuad Shahin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Shahin is a general surgeon in Saint Cloud, FL and Kissimmee, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of New York Methodist Hospital's residency program. Dr. Shahin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Anoscopy, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $697
Dr. Napoleon N Estrada, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2906 17th Street
St. Cloud, FL
 

Dr. Napoleon Estrada's specialty is general surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, he performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Estrada speaks Filipino. Dr. Estrada is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Lymphadenectomy, ... (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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