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

Dr. Ralph Damiano's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests encompass arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Damiano is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He speaks French. Dr. Damiano's professional affiliations include Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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. 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 areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney transplant, pancreatic surgery, and liver transplant. Dr. Wellen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Wellen's training includes a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

Dr. G. Patterson's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Patterson's areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Queen's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Patterson's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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. 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. His areas of expertise include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eagon takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Eagon trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. 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's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery. He practices in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, Dr. Moon focuses on lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

Dr. Patrick Dillon is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, and Washington University Physicians. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Dillon attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dillon accepts.

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

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

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 (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Puri include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. He obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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. Hersh S Maniar, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Hersh Maniar's medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maniar include heart valve disease and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, 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. Benjamin David Kozower, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Kozower is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kozower's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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. 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) and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His clinical interests encompass prostate cancer. Dr. Andriole honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Andriole's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $3,667 - $4,612
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $400 - $1,713
Dr. Diane F Merritt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gynecology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 13c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Diane Merritt sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Her medical specialty is pediatric gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Merritt an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merritt honors. After attending New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She is professionally 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, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Ovarian Cyst, Injuries, ... (Read more)

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 specialist in hand surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Myckatyn's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Myckatyn obtained his medical school training at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Jacob Maciej Buchowski, MS, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jacob Buchowski is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for residency. Dr. Buchowski's areas of expertise include the following: cervical spine surgery and spine tumor. The average patient rating for Dr. Buchowski is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Buchowski is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Polish. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Lumbar Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Trauma, Spine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carolyn McCourt is a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McCourt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Rafiq P Ramadan Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2120 Madison Avenue; Suite 101
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Rafiq Ramadan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Ramadan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Dr. Ramadan attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles, and Christian Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ramadan's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $1,300 - $3,178
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $472 - $916
Dr. Valerie Sue Ratts, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Pediatric Gynecology
4444 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Valerie Ratts, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and pediatric gynecology. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Ratts attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, in Vitro Fertilization, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, ... (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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