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We found 103 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept TRICARE near Ofallon, MO.

Dr. Ralph James Damiano Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ralph Damiano sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and general surgery. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Damiano's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Damiano honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, endoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. John Christopher Eagon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. J. Eagon works as a general surgeon, oncologist, and bariatric surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His areas of expertise include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Eagon a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,875 - $4,492
  • Medicare Cost: $1,122 - $1,737
Dr. Benjamin David Kozower, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Kozower's areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kozower include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kozower studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Kozower trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Salem VA Medical Center, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $540 - $4,678
  • Medicare Cost: $209 - $1,454
Dr. Jason Reid Wellen, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jason Wellen is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and transplant surgeon. Dr. Wellen's areas of clinical interest consist of kidney transplant, pancreatic surgery, and liver transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc R Moon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marc Moon is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Moon include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Moon performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Moon is professionally affiliated with Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,700
  • Medicare Cost: $778
Dr. Varun Puri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Varun Puri's specialties are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Puri's areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Aloysius Dillon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Dillon is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Dillon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Dillon attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Rectal Problems, Mediastinal Disease, Burns, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Groin ... (Read more)

Dr. Spencer James Melby, BS, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Spencer Melby is a heart surgeon and general surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Melby completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,264
  • Medicare Cost: $825
Dr. George Alexander Patterson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. G. Patterson is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Patterson's areas of expertise include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Patterson attended Queen's University School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $700 - $4,050
  • Medicare Cost: $219 - $1,423
Dr. Alexander Sasha Krupnick, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Krupnick's medical specialty is general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in lung transplant, immunotherapy, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Krupnick attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Hersh S Maniar, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Hersh Maniar works as a heart surgeon. His clinical interests include heart valve disease and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Maniar attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Maniar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Transplant Procedures, Heart Valve Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,000 - $8,380
  • Medicare Cost: $926 - $1,278
Dr. Gerald Louis Andriole Jr., MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gerald Andriole is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Andriole include prostate cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andriole honors. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Cancer, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Penile Disorders, Prostate ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,667 - $4,612
  • Medicare Cost: $400 - $1,713
Dr. Seth Adam Strope, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 11c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Seth Strope is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Strope completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His areas of clinical interest consist of kidney cancer and prostate cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Strope (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Korean. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $253
Dr. John C Clohisy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite A and B 6th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Clohisy is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Clohisy average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Clohisy include hip reconstruction, knee reconstruction, and hip problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Clohisy's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, minimally invasive hip replacement

All Interests: Hip Resurfacing, Sports Injuries, Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, Joint Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lee Grubb III, Jr., MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 11c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Grubb is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Grubb attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in bladder cancer, kidney problems, and prostate cancer. Dr. Grubb is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Kidney Problems, Bladder Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Penile Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,154 - $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $231 - $271
Dr. Jeremy James McCormick, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite A and B
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeremy McCormick is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. McCormick is conversant in Italian. In his practice, Dr. McCormick focuses on foot problems, reconstructive surgery, and ankle problems. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. McCormick attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (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.