We found 98 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 and practices in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Damiano takes. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Damiano's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He is conversant in French. He 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 general surgeon, oncologist, and bariatric surgeon. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His areas of expertise include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Eagon is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional 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. Marc R Moon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marc Moon practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Moon attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Moon include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He 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. 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. His hospital/clinic 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. Jason Reid Wellen, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jason Wellen's medical specialty is pediatric surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery. His areas of expertise consist of kidney transplant, pancreatic surgery, and liver transplant. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wellen attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wellen completed a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Wellen is affiliated with 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. Benjamin David Kozower, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Kozower's specialties are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Kozower's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of 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 professionally 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

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $540 - $4,678
  • Medicare Cost: $209 - $1,454
Dr. George Alexander Patterson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. G. Patterson is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patterson include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. Dr. Patterson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. Dr. Patterson's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is professionally affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $700 - $4,050
  • Medicare Cost: $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, who practices in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Puri is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Puri attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Spencer Melby sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and general surgery. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Melby completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Melby 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. Hersh S Maniar, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Hersh Maniar's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Dr. Maniar has indicated that his clinical interests include heart valve disease and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Maniar attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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). Dr. Andriole's areas of expertise include prostate cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Andriole is professionally affiliated with 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. John C Clohisy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite A and B 6th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Clohisy's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Clohisy include hip reconstruction, knee reconstruction, and hip problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Clohisy studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency.

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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's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney problems, and prostate cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grubb obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Grubb's professional affiliations include 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. Charles A Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite A and B 6th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Charles Goldfarb is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Goldfarb completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Goldfarb is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldfarb is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carolyn McCourt's areas of specialization are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. McCourt attended Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. McCourt is professionally affiliated with 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. 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. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, reconstructive surgery, and ankle problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with 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, External Fixation, Reconstructive ... (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.