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 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: , 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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Buck include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Buck takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Buck's professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Alton Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 medical specialty is hand surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Myckatyn'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 surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Smyth is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: neurosurgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, and chiari malformation. The average patient rating for Dr. Smyth is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smyth 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 the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Craniofacial Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, ... (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 otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Dr. Lieu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lieu accepts. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Lieu's residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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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)

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 is an allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Farmington, MO. Patient reviews placed Dr. Thawley at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of sinus problems and nosebleeds. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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. For his professional training, Dr. Thawley completed residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Thawley's professional 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, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $800
  • Medicare Cost: $326
Dr. Andrew Jeremy Drescher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Andrew Drescher sees patients in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Town and Country, MO. His medical specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. Dr. Drescher's areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Drescher completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Drescher's professional 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 is a neurosurgeon in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Dunn is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. In his practice, he is particularly interested in immunotherapy, gamma knife radiosurgery, and brain tumor. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Dunn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV)

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