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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 medical specialty is pediatric gynecology. She is especially interested in gynecological problems and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Merritt is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Merritt attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Her 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 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's specialties are general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is especially interested in burns. Dr. Bochicchio takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Bochicchio is professionally 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 and practices in Saint Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO. Her areas of clinical interest consist of ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Thaker's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thaker studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Dr. Kozower is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Salem VA Medical Center, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kozower takes. Dr. Kozower attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency.

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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 and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Her professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Ratts is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ratts completed a residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ratts at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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. Varun Puri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Varun Puri is a specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Puri attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Puri trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks 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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Birnbaum studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Her areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Birnbaum's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her 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 is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Willers's clinical interests include pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, and HIV/AIDS. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, ... (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 practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include prostate cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andriole honors. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Andriole attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Andriole's professional affiliations include 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

  • 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 works as an urologist and cancer surgeon. Dr. Strope (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Korean. Dr. Strope's areas of clinical interest consist of kidney cancer and prostate cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Strope completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an urologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bhayani's clinical interests include kidney cancer, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhayani is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program.

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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's medical specialty is oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass prostate cancer. Dr. Bullock takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bullock trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as an urologist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Torrence's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Dr. Torrence is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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.