We found 45 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Towson, MD.

Dr. Nikhilesh M Korgaonkar, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2435 West Belvedere Avenue; Suite 41
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Nikhilesh Korgaonkar specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Korgaonkar is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and WellSpan Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,727
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,465

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
201 E. University Parkway; Jpb Suite Ll08
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Michael Fiocco's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Fiocco highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fiocco include heart bypass surgery (CABG) and heart valve surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Fiocco attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Baltimore magazine Top Doc.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,598
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,268

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3333 North Calvert Street; Johnston Proffesional Building, Suite #
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Dipin Gupta is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Gupta performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Gupta has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta takes. He has received the following distinction: Baltimore magazine Top Doc. Dr. Gupta's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart Valve Surgery, Aorta Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $730 - $4,785
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $209 - $1,344
Dr. Richard Yarborough Hinton, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1407 York Road; Suite 100a
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Richard Hinton, who practices in Baltimore, MD, Lutherville Timonium, MD, and Bel Air, MD, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and frozen shoulder. Dr. Hinton is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Union Memorial Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Hinton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Problems, Adhesive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $3,447
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $536
Dr. Marc Jay Hirschbein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2411 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Marc Hirschbein is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. These areas are among Dr. Hirschbein's clinical interests: blepharospasm, laser treatment, and reconstructive surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Hirschbein is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Botox Injection, Endoscopic Surgery, Blepharospasm, Eyelid Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Fouad Mahmoud Abbas, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2411 W. Belvedere Avenue; Weinberg 206
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Fouad Abbas' area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abbas include gynecologic cancer. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abbas is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Abbas has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine and Baltimore Top Doc. Dr. Abbas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Greek. Dr. Abbas's professional affiliations include Howard County General Hospital, LifeBridge Health, and Harford Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Gynecologic Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 81
  • Charge (avg.): $706 - $2,121
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $254 - $800
Dr. Richard Gary Levine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1407 York Road; Suite 100a
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Richard Levine is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Lutherville Timonium, MD, Baltimore, MD, and Bel Air, MD. Clinical interests for Dr. Levine include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Levine is professionally affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Levine has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Tendon Repair, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,387
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $593
Dr. Anand Murugan Murthi, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1407 York Road; Suite 100a
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Anand Murthi, who practices in Baltimore, MD and Lutherville Timonium, MD, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Murthi's areas of expertise include frozen shoulder, rotator cuff surgery, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. He is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murthi takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Murthi graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive joint replacement, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Revision ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 148
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $3,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $189 - $1,166

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2401 W Belvedere Avenue; Department of Surgery
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Brian Bello's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Bello's clinical interests include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and anal cancer. He is affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center, LifeBridge Health, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bello accepts. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Bello studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Anal Cancer, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1300 York Road; Building C Suite 100
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Steve Petersen specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Petersen's areas of expertise include the following: shoulder replacement, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder revision. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Petersen trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors; U.S. News and World Report Best Doctors in America; and Meritorious Service Medal. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Revision, Shoulder Dislocation, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $3,182
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $624
Dr. Jason Andrew Stein, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3333 N Calvert Street; Suite 400
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jason Stein's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder problems and elbow problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. He is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 94
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $3,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $169 - $1,166
Dr. Stuart David Miller, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3333 N. Calvert Street; Johnston Professional Building Suite 400
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Stuart Miller's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Baltimore, MD and Westminster, MD. His clinical interests include foot pain, foot reconstruction, and bunions. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Baltimore magazine Top Doc. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Joint Pain, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Robert Means Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3333 North Calvert Street; Johnston Professional Building 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Kenneth Means' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Means graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Means has received the following distinction: Golden Apple Teaching Award. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Means's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $1,023
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $535
Dr. Nassif Elias Soueid, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7505 Osler Drive; Suite 403
Towson, MD
 

Dr. Nassif Soueid's specialty is plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Soueid (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soueid include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Union Memorial Hospital. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soueid is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Baltimore Magazine Top Doc. Dr. Soueid is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Christopher Lee Forthman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1400 Front Avenue; Suite 100
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Christopher Forthman's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, cancer, and sports health. Dr. Forthman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. Dr. Forthman is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program's residency program. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 140
  • Charge (avg.): $1,129 - $2,103
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $189 - $1,166
Dr. Henry Robert Boucher, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1407 York Road; Suite 100
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Henry Boucher is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is especially interested in total hip replacement, osteoarthritis, and total knee replacement. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Boucher is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at Union Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Baltimore magazine Top Doctor. Dr. Boucher's professional affiliations include MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Soft Tissue Injections, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (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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