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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1540 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 303
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Vesco specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Sarasota, FL. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Vesco average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vesco takes 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: 37
  • Charge (avg.): $425 - $3,529
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $235 - $1,469
Dr. Jonathan C Fong, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1540 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 303
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Fong is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 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. Dr. Fong graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,794
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $549

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Randall Morgan is an orthopedist. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Morgan trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. 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. Dr. Morgan speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. William Francis Bennett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1250 S Tamiami Tr; Suite 303
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Bennett is an orthopedist in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Bennett has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bennett include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bennett accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Bennett's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Adam S Bright, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1950 Arlington Street; Suite 111
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Adam Bright specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Bright attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bright honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5881 Rand Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Sarasota, FL, Tampa, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warnick include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carillon Surgery Center, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and All Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Warnick honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Warnick completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Melinda Lirag Lacerna Kimbrell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1274 N. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Melinda Lacerna specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Lacerna's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lacerna has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, Lifestyle Lift, MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Stefan Rene Adair, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2677 S. Tamiami Trail; Unit 3
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stefan Adair is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Adair graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Adair is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital - Atlanta.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Dr. John Timothy Moor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2446 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Moor is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Moor at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Oschner Clinic Foundation, Dr. Moor attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Moor speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 118
  • Charge (avg.): $339 - $1,568
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $167 - $1,122
Dr. Jeffrey K Scott, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1219 East Avenue South; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Scott's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Scott's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueCare, and MyBlue. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Scott's distinctions include: Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patient Choice Award; America's Top Plastic Surgeon Award; and Vitals On Time Doctor Award. He is professionally affiliated with Manatee Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Specializes in Urology
1 South School Avenue; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Tingle practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Sarasota, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Tingle's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 107
  • Charge (avg.): $687 - $2,756
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $89 - $836
Dr. Nicholas Themis Monsul, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2068 Hawthorne Street; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Monsul sees patients in Sarasota, FL. His medical specialties are ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Monsul is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include juvederm, mole removal, and skin rejuvenation. Dr. Monsul is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Main Campus. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Monsul attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Migraine, Restylane, Radiesse, Mole Removal, Skin Rejuvenation, Scar ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $666
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $336

Specializes in Urology
3325 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Winston Barzell is an urologist. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. 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: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $2,319
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $686

Specializes in Surgery
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 504
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Diane Rhoden specializes in surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MyBlue, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Rhoden attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,431
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $711

Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
5432 Bee Ridge Rd St 150
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Marlowe is an otology and neurotology specialist in Sarasota, FL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Marlowe is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $642
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $353
Dr. Dilip Job Mathew, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 301
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Mathew specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Mathew accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and residency at Norwalk Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 138
  • Charge (avg.): $922 - $1,863
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $470 - $823

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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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