We found 47 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Towson, MD.

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

Dr. Michael Fiocco's specialties are cardiac surgery, general practice, and general surgery. He practices in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Fiocco's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG) and heart valve surgery. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Fiocco has received distinctions including Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Baltimore magazine Top Doc. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is accepting new patients.

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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
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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Korgaonkar trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Korgaonkar is professionally affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and WellSpan Medical Group. He is open to 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, Critical Care
7501 Osler Drive; Suite 203
Towson, MD
 

Dr. Ziv Gamliel specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Baltimore, MD and Towson, MD. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gamliel include minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, and lung surgery. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Dr. Gamliel has received the distinction of Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Gamliel's professional affiliations include Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Mediastinal Disease, Thoracic Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dipin Gupta is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Baltimore, MD. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Gupta trained at Temple University Hospital and Mayo Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gupta accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Baltimore magazine Top Doc. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He 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. Steve A. Petersen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1300 York Road; Building C Suite 100
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Steve Petersen practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Petersen include shoulder replacement, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder revision. His professional affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital of MD. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Petersen obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Petersen include: Best Doctors; U.S. News and World Report Best Doctors in America; and Meritorious Service Medal.

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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

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

Dr. Brian Bello is a physician who specializes in general practice, general surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Bello's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and anal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with LifeBridge Health and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

Dr. Marc Jay Hirschbein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2411 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Marc Hirschbein is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Hirschbein's areas of clinical interest consist of blepharospasm, laser treatment, and reconstructive surgery. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Hirschbein is accepting 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. Richard Y. Hinton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1407 York Road; Suite 100a
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Richard Hinton works as a pediatric orthopedist, orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Hinton trained at Union Memorial Hospital for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and frozen shoulder. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hinton has received distinctions including Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Hinton has an open panel.

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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

Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1407 York Road; Suite 100a
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. James Dreese's specialties are general practice, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Baltimore, MD, Lutherville Timonium, MD, and Ellicott City, MD. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dreese include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. Dr. Dreese's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dreese completed a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Dreese's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Specializes in General Practice, Acupuncture, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
201 East University Parkway
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jason Stein's areas of specialization are general practice, acupuncture, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Baltimore, MD, Westminster, MD, and Ellicott City, MD. Patient reviews placed Dr. Stein at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Stein is accepting 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. Fouad Mahmoud Abbas, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2411 W. Belvedere Avenue; Weinberg 206
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Fouad Abbas is a gynecologic oncologist in Baltimore, MD, Crofton, MD, and Pasadena, MD. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. His areas of expertise include gynecologic cancer. Dr. Abbas is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. He is affiliated with MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and LifeBridge Health. Dr. Abbas is accepting new patients.

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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. Robert M. Peroutka, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1300 York Road; Building C ; Suite 100
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Robert Peroutka specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Peroutka's patients gave Dr. Peroutka an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Peroutka's clinical interests: knee arthroscopy, minimally invasive joint replacement, and knee injury. Dr. Peroutka takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Peroutka graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Peroutka trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Peroutka is professionally affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Good Samaritan Hospital of MD. Dr. Peroutka's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Joint Pain, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, Reconstructive Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Glenn Robert Meininger, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Mid - Atlantic Cardiovascular; White Square Prof. Building
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Glenn Meininger's areas of specialization are general practice, adult cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Baltimore, MD. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In Dr. Meininger's practice, he is particularly interested in ablation, pacemaker, and atrial fibrillation. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Meininger honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Ablation, Heart Problems, Pacemaker, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 113
  • Charge (avg.): $900 - $2,165
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $470 - $954

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Practice, Hand Surgery
1400 Front Avenue; Suite 100
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. James Higgins' areas of specialization are plastic surgery, general practice, and hand surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for his residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Higgins at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Higgins accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received distinctions including Baltimore magazine Top Doctor; Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Baltimore magazine Top Doc. He is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Higgins is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 37
  • Charge (avg.): $1,416
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $507

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
110 Old Padonia Road
Cockeysville, MD
 

Dr. Leigh Curl is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Curl's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Curl's clinical interests include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff repair. Dr. Curl honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Curl is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For Dr. Curl's professional training, Dr. Curl completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Curl has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Curl is professionally affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Curl welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Practice, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
201 East University Parkway
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Stuart Miller works as a general practitioner and orthopedic surgeon in Baltimore, MD and Westminster, MD. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), joint pain, and heel pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Miller has received the distinction of Baltimore magazine Top Doc. He is affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Miller welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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