We found 13 providers matching laparoscopic surgery and who accept Molina Healthcare near Saint Louis, MO.

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

Dr. Diane Merritt's specialty is pediatric gynecology. Her areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patient ratings for Dr. Merritt average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Merritt's professional affiliations include 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, Contraception, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Ovarian Cyst, ... (Read more)

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 is a reproductive endocrinologist and pediatric gynecologist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Ratts's medical residency was performed at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Tumor, in Vitro Fertilization, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Reid Wellen, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jason Wellen's specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery. He practices in Saint Louis, MO. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Wellen has a special interest in kidney transplant, pancreatic surgery, and liver transplant. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie Michael Brunt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. L. Brunt, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, Dr. Brunt focuses on minimally invasive surgery, hiatal hernia, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Brunt is professionally affiliated with 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. Brunt's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bochicchio completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bochicchio include burns. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Elisa H Birnbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Elisa Birnbaum is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Birnbaum is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Birnbaum is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Birnbaum's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $6,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,546
Dr. Denise Michelle Sarver Willers, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
4921 Parkview Place; 5th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Denise Willers is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Willers include pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Willers's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Willers trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Willers honors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Contraception, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Fibroids, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (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's areas of specialization are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery; he sees patients in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Puri's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Puri (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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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. Benjamin David Kozower, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Kozower practices general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. Dr. Kozower obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He takes 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $4,678
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,454
Dr. Premal Harish Thaker, MS, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 13c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Premal Thaker is a gynecologic oncology and obstetrics specialist in Saint Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Thaker is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Thaker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests encompass prostate cancer. Dr. Andriole takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. 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. Sam Bipin Bhayani, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 11c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sam Bhayani is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His areas of expertise consist of kidney cancer, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Dr. Bhayani is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Bhayani attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic kidney surgery, robotic prostatectomy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Robotic Kidney Surgery, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $3,988 - $6,610
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,309 - $1,599
Dr. Ralph J Torrence, MD
Specializes in Urology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 11c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ralph Torrence is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Saint Louis, MO. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Torrence is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Torrence's hospital/clinic affiliations include Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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.
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