We found 15 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. She attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Merritt's medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Clinical interests for Dr. Merritt include gynecological problems and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. Grant Vincent Bochicchio, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
4901 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Grant Bochicchio works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensivist. Dr. Bochicchio has indicated that his clinical interests include burns. His professional affiliations include Christian Hospital, VA Maryland Health Care System, and Washington University Physicians. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Bochicchio is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair

All Interests: Burns, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Trauma, ... (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 Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and pediatric gynecology. Dr. Ratts's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. L. Brunt sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, hiatal hernia, and endocrine surgery. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Brunt honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Brunt graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,716 - $5,555
  • Medicare Cost: $722 - $1,825
Dr. Elisa H Birnbaum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Elisa Birnbaum specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Rolla, MO. Her areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Birnbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Birnbaum completed a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Birnbaum is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Birnbaum honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jason Wellen works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and transplant surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. He is especially interested in kidney transplant, pancreatic surgery, and liver transplant. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Wellen performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

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

Dr. Denise Michelle Sarver Willers, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
4921 Parkview Place; 5th Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Denise Willers' specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. She practices in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Willers include pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, and HIV/AIDS. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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: Menopause, Amenorrhea, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Pain, Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Premal Thaker is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. In Dr. Thaker's practice, she is particularly interested in ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Thaker is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Thaker completed a residency program 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 practices general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kozower attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, and Salem VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Varun Puri is a general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Saint Peters, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Puri include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Puri is an in-network provider for 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. Paul Edward Wise, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Paul Wise's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wise include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Wise accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Polyps, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,546
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 works as an urologist and surgical oncologist. He is especially interested in prostate cancer. Dr. Andriole is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Andriole attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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

Dr. Sam Bhayani sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney cancer, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhayani takes. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. His professional 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

  • 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 is an oncologist and urologist. Dr. Bullock studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His clinical interests include prostate cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bullock is 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). He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Torrence accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torrence's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.