We found 92 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 specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Damiano's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Damiano is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eagon include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eagon takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Marc Moon is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moon include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. His professional affiliations include 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $778
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 specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO. Before completing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Wellen attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in kidney transplant, pancreatic surgery, and liver transplant. Dr. Wellen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Dr. Patrick Dillon is a pediatric general surgeon. Dr. Dillon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. George Alexander Patterson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. G. Patterson, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Patterson's education and training includes medical school at Queen's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $4,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $219 - $1,423
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 is a general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Puri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Puri studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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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. Benjamin David Kozower, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Kozower is a physician who specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kozower include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Kozower completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, and Salem VA Medical Center.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $540 - $4,678
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $209 - $1,454
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 in Saint Louis, MO. He has a special interest in heart valve disease and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Maniar performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 65
  • Charge (avg.): $7,000 - $8,380
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is especially interested in prostate cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Andriole attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Andriole's hospital/clinic 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $3,667 - $4,612
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $400 - $1,713
Dr. Robert Lee Grubb III, Jr., MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 11c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Grubb's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grubb include bladder cancer, kidney problems, and prostate cancer. Dr. Grubb's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,154 - $1,620
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $231 - $271
Dr. Diane F Merritt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gynecology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 13c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Diane Merritt's area of specialization is pediatric gynecology. Before completing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Merritt attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Merritt include gynecological problems and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The average patient rating for Dr. Merritt is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Merritt honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Ovarian Cyst, ... (Read more)

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 practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCormick include foot problems, reconstructive surgery, and ankle problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. McCormick performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. McCormick's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Carolyn Kay McCourt, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 13c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Carolyn McCourt works as a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCourt accepts. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. McCourt's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Terence Michael Myckatyn, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Terence Myckatyn is a hand surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myckatyn include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Myckatyn accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Myckatyn attended the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Randall R Odem, BA, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
4444 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Randall Odem, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Dr. Odem has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Odem's professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Amenorrhea, in Vitro Fertilization, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polyps, Fibroids, Recurrent Miscarriage, ... (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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