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We found 14 providers matching laparoscopic surgery and who accept Molina Healthcare near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Diane F Merritt, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Pediatric Gynecology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite C13
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Diane Merritt specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and pediatric gynecology. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Merritt is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Merritt takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Grant Vincent Bochicchio, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
4901 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Grant Bochicchio is a specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Saint Louis, MO. Before performing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Bochicchio attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bochicchio include burns. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bochicchio is affiliated with Christian Hospital, VA Maryland Health Care System, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair

All Interests: Burns, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Trauma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Premal Harish Thaker, MS, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 13c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Premal Thaker specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Her clinical interests include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Thaker accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Thaker is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Hysterectomy, Cervical Cancer, Tumor, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,153
  • Medicare Cost: $1,842
Dr. Benjamin David Kozower, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Kozower specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Kozower's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Salem VA Medical Center, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Achalasia, Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,678
  • Medicare Cost: $1,454
Dr. Valerie Sue Ratts, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Pediatric Gynecology
4444 Forest Park Avenue; Suite 3100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Valerie Ratts specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and pediatric gynecology. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ratts graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Ratts's hospital/clinic 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, Tumor, in Vitro Fertilization, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Varun Puri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Varun Puri is a physician who specializes in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Puri attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Puri include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Elisa H Birnbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Elisa Birnbaum, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Rolla, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Birnbaum is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Birnbaum attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Birnbaum's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Genetic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,546
Dr. Denise Michelle Sarver Willers, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
4921 Parkview Place; 5th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Denise Willers, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Willers include pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Willers honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurie Jean Punch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
4901 Forest Park Avenue; Suite 340
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Laurie Punch is a general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. She is especially interested in laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and wounds. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Punch attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Punch trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Wounds, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Louis Andriole II, 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 an urologist and surgical oncologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Andriole include prostate cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Andriole attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete 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 Cancer, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,667 - $4,612
  • Medicare Cost: $400 - $1,713
Dr. Seth Adam Strope, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Seth Strope is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In Dr. Strope's practice, he is particularly interested in kidney cancer and prostate cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Strope (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sam Bipin Bhayani, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 11c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sam Bhayani practices urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhayani include kidney cancer, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhayani accepts. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Bhayani attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. 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: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Robotic Kidney Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,988 - $6,610
  • Medicare Cost: $1,309 - $1,599
Dr. Arnold D Bullock, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 11c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Arnold Bullock works as an oncologist and urologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include prostate cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Bullock average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bullock accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Bullock trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Interstitial Cystitis, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Urologic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,628
  • Medicare Cost: $1,694
Dr. Ralph J Torrence, MD
Specializes in Urology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 11c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ralph Torrence practices urology (urinary tract disease). His professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Torrence attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical nephrectomy

All Interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Bladder Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

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What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a kind of minimally invasive surgery using a thin, narrow tube called a laparoscope. Usually performed on the abdomen or the pelvic region, the surgeon makes a few very small incisions instead of one large one.

During the procedure, the surgeon inserts the laparoscope, which contains a light and camera that allows the surgeon to see what is happening inside the body. Then tiny tools are placed through the small openings and used to perform the surgery.

The most common laparoscopic surgery is gallbladder removal, but laparoscopic surgery may also be used for the removal of a kidney or appendix, to treat certain cysts and tumors, for bariatric surgery, for some GERD treatments, or for hernia repairs, among others.

Because laparoscopic surgery only uses a few tiny incisions, the scars are minimal and recovery is easier than with open surgery.