We found 8 providers matching endoscopic surgery and who accept First Health near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Ralph James Damiano Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ralph Damiano is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and general surgery. Dr. Damiano's areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Damiano's hospital/clinic affiliations include Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Donald W Buck II, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6g
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Donald Buck works as a facial plastic surgeon, head and neck surgeon, and hand surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Buck is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Medical Executive Committee Christian Hospital; Tracking Operations & Outcomes for Plastic Surgery (TOPS); and Steering Committee. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Alton Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Ptosis Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terence Michael Myckatyn, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1 Childrens Place; Nwt 1150
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Terence Myckatyn's specialties are hand surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myckatyn include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. 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. Patients rated Dr. Myckatyn highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Matthew Douglas Smyth, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1 Childrens Place; 4s20
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Smyth's specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Smyth is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: neurosurgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, and chiari malformation. Dr. Smyth is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Smyth obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Craniofacial Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley E Thawley, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Stanley Thawley practices allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Thawley's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Thawley focuses on sinus problems and nosebleeds. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Thawley attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $326
Dr. Andrew Jeremy Drescher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Drescher's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drescher include hearing loss, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Drescher attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Drescher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Bone Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Gavin Peter Dunn, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gavin Dunn practices neurosurgery in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, Dr. Dunn focuses on immunotherapy, gamma knife radiosurgery, and brain tumor. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dunn honors. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dunn trained at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV)

All Interests: Meningioma, Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy, Immunotherapy, Hydrocephalus, Gamma Knife ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith E. Cho Lieu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1 Childrens Place; Suite 3s
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Judith Lieu is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Lieu attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Lieu's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Ear Infection, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Hearing Loss, Tonsilitis, ... (Read more)

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What is Endoscopic Surgery?

Endoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery using a tool called an endoscope, a kind of thin, hollow tube. The endoscope contains optical fibers that transmit light and images, so a doctor can see through it. It can be inserted through a small incision or into an opening in the body (such as the mouth, nose, or anus). The endoscope allows a physician access to see and perform procedures on the inside of the body without needing to make a large incision.

Once the endoscope is moved inside the body, the physician can use it to examine the area. Then very small tools can be moved through the tube of the endoscope and used to perform the surgery. Miniature forceps can take a biopsy or remove a growth, place and take out stitches, or collect cell samples. Endoscopic surgery can be used for many different procedures including sinus surgery, kidney stone removal and certain biopsies. It can even be used for brain surgery.

Because endoscopic surgery requires either a very tiny incision or none at all, there is very little scarring and a much easier recovery than with full open surgery.
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