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

Dr. Michael Fiocco works as a cardiac surgeon, general practitioner, and general surgeon in Baltimore, MD. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fiocco include heart bypass surgery (CABG) and heart valve surgery. Dr. Fiocco's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Fiocco trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Fiocco's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,598
  • Medicare Cost: $1,268
Dr. Ziv Gamliel, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
7501 Osler Drive; Suite 203
Towson, MD
 

Dr. Ziv Gamliel is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gamliel's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gamliel include minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, and lung surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gamliel 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. He has received the distinction of Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Gamliel has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Korgaonkar studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Korgaonkar's professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and WellSpan Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,727
  • Medicare Cost: $1,465
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3333 North Calvert Street; Johnston Proffesional Building, Suite #
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Dipin Gupta's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Baltimore, MD. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. Dr. Gupta honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Gupta performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. His 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

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $730 - $4,785
  • Medicare Cost: $209 - $1,344
Dr. James C. Dreese MD
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. The average patient rating for Dr. Dreese is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dreese include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. Dr. Dreese is professionally affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Dreese welcomes new patients. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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

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

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

Dr. Marc Hirschbein's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hirschbein include plastic surgery procedures, blepharospasm, and laser treatment. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirschbein honors. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Brian Bello's medical specialty is general practice, general surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Bello's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Bello is affiliated with LifeBridge Health and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Steve Petersen is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Petersen's areas of expertise include the following: shoulder replacement, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder revision. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital of MD. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Petersen is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors; U.S. News and World Report Best Doctors in America; and Meritorious Service Medal. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,182
  • Medicare Cost: $624
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Specializes in General Practice, Acupuncture, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
201 East University Parkway
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jason Stein's specialties are general practice, acupuncture, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Stein average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $3,900
  • Medicare Cost: $169 - $1,166
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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
7003 Charles Ridge Road
Towson, MD
 

Dr. Charles Boice practices gynecologic oncology in Silver Spring, MD, Baltimore, MD, and Towson, MD. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Boice's clinical interests include cancer surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic cancer. His professional affiliations include Calvert Memorial Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and Anne Arundel Medical Center. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Boice's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His distinctions include: Baltimore Magazine Top Doc; APOG Excellence in Teaching Awards; and Patients' Choice Award, Compassionate Doctor Award.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer Surgery, Gynecologic Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,780
  • Medicare Cost: $1,129
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Specializes in General Practice, Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
201 East University Parkway
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. William Baugher sees patients in Baltimore, MD. His medical specialties are general practice, hand surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Baugher is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Baugher is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Baugher completed residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Cabrini Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,023
  • Medicare Cost: $489
Dr. Fouad Mahmoud Abbas, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2411 W. Belvedere Avenue; Weinberg 206
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Fouad Abbas, who practices in Baltimore, MD, Crofton, MD, and Pasadena, MD, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Abbas is especially interested in gynecologic cancer. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Abbas attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abbas include: Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine and Baltimore Top Doc. Dr. Abbas (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Greek. Dr. Abbas is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health, Howard County General Hospital, and LifeBridge Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Gynecologic Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,738 - $2,121
  • Medicare Cost: $789 - $800
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Practice, Hand Surgery
1400 Front Avenue; Suite 100
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. James Higgins works as a plastic surgeon, general practitioner, and hand surgeon. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higgins accepts. Dr. Higgins graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Higgins has received distinctions including Baltimore magazine Top Doctor; 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. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,416
  • Medicare Cost: $507
Dr. Adam Lawrence Basner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1304 Bellona Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Adam Basner's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. He practices in Lutherville Timonium, MD and Baltimore, MD. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Basner include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Basner honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Medicare, and more. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Basner attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Practice, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Mesfin Lemma works as a general practitioner, spine surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon in Bel Air, MD and Baltimore, MD. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lemma include laminectomy, scoliosis, and herniated disc. The average patient rating for Dr. Lemma is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lemma is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Teacher of the Year Award, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Becker's Top Spine Surgeons in the US; and Becker's Top 100 Spine Surgeons in the US. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital of MD. Dr. Lemma is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Instrumentation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jason Roland specializes in general practice and general surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in abdominal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital of MD. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Roland completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roland is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Abdominal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,478
  • Medicare Cost: $385

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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.