We found 97 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare 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 is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Damiano's areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Damiano is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks French. His professional affiliations include Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, endoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery, Arrhythmias, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. John Christopher Eagon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. J. Eagon is a physician who specializes in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Eagon include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Eagon is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Eagon is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,875 - $4,492
  • Medicare Cost: $1,122 - $1,737
Dr. Marc R Moon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marc Moon practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery. He has a special interest in lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Moon is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moon graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,700
  • Medicare Cost: $778
Dr. Patrick Aloysius Dillon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Dillon is a pediatric general surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Dillon completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Dillon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Rectal Problems, Mediastinal Disease, Burns, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Groin ... (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 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: , robotic surgery, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, ... (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 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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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $540 - $4,678
  • Medicare Cost: $209 - $1,454
Dr. George Alexander Patterson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. G. Patterson is a thoracic surgery specialist. He is especially interested in lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patterson attended Queen's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Dr. Patterson is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $700 - $4,050
  • Medicare Cost: $219 - $1,423
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, robotic surgery

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

Dr. Spencer James Melby, BS, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Spencer Melby specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Melby attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Melby is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Melby's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,264
  • Medicare Cost: $825
Dr. Hersh S Maniar, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Hersh Maniar is a cardiac surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He has a special interest in heart valve disease and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Maniar's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Transplant Procedures, Heart Valve Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,000 - $8,380
  • Medicare Cost: $926 - $1,278
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. John C Clohisy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
660 South Euclid
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Clohisy is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clohisy include hip reconstruction, knee reconstruction, and hip problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Clohisy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, minimally invasive hip replacement

All Interests: Hip Resurfacing, Sports Injuries, Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, Joint Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lee Grubb III, Jr., MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
660 S Euclid Avenue; Department of Neurosurgery, Cb, Box 8057
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Grubb's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grubb include bladder cancer, kidney problems, and prostate cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grubb attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Grubb is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Kidney Problems, Bladder Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Penile Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,154 - $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $231 - $271
Dr. Charles A Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4400 Clayton Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Charles Goldfarb specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldfarb include musculoskeletal problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Goldfarb completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carolyn Kay McCourt, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 13c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Carolyn McCourt's specialties are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. McCourt's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jeremy James McCormick, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite A and B
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeremy McCormick's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, reconstructive surgery, and ankle problems. Dr. McCormick accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He speaks Italian. Dr. McCormick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Neuromuscular Disorders, External Fixation, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.