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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 sees patients in Baltimore, MD. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general practice, and general surgery. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Fiocco's areas of expertise consist of heart bypass surgery (CABG) and heart valve surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fiocco honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. Dr. Fiocco welcomes 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. 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 cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Korgaonkar's professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and WellSpan Medical Group. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for his residency. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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, Critical Care
7501 Osler Drive; Suite 203
Towson, MD
 

Dr. Ziv Gamliel works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Gamliel has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, and lung surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gamliel has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine. He speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Gupta a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. He welcomes 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. Marc Jay Hirschbein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2411 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Marc Hirschbein is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Hirschbein attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures, blepharospasm, and laser treatment. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Hirschbein's practice is open to 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 areas of specialization are general practice, general surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Bello is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bello is affiliated with LifeBridge Health and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. James Dreese is a general practitioner, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Dreese attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dreese is professionally affiliated with Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Jason Stein specializes in general practice, acupuncture, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Stein attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Stein welcomes 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
Dr. Fouad Mahmoud Abbas, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2411 W. Belvedere Avenue; Weinberg 206
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Fouad Abbas works as a gynecologic oncologist. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Abbas include gynecologic cancer. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine and Baltimore Top Doc. Dr. Abbas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Greek. Dr. Abbas is 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: 81
  • Uninsured Cost: $706 - $2,121
  • Medicare Cost: $254 - $800
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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1300 York Road; Building C Suite 100
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Steve Petersen practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include shoulder replacement, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder revision. Dr. Petersen is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete 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. Dr. Petersen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital of MD. Dr. Petersen's practice is open to 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 Gynecologic Oncology
7003 Charles Ridge Road
Towson, MD
 

Dr. Charles Boice works as a gynecologic oncologist in Silver Spring, MD, Baltimore, MD, and Towson, MD. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Boice's areas of expertise 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. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Boice attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boice 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 works as a general practitioner, hand surgeon, and orthopedist. On average, patients gave Dr. Baugher a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baugher accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Cabrini Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Baugher attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,023
  • Medicare Cost: $489
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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. Dr. Lemma has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, scoliosis, and herniated disc. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital of MD. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lemma accepts. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His distinctions 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.

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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 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. Dr. Higgins's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higgins accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Baltimore magazine Top Doctor; Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Higgins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,416
  • Medicare Cost: $507
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Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jason Roland's areas of specialization are general practice and general surgery. He is especially interested in abdominal surgery. Dr. Roland is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital of MD. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Roland attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roland honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He 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
Dr. Mark Andrew Miller, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2411 West Belvedere Avenue; Suite #206
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Mark Miller's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,936 - $1,940
  • Medicare Cost: $678 - $1,128

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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.