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We found 101 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 specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. Dr. Damiano is conversant in French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Damiano performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 specializes in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Eagon's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Patient ratings for Dr. Eagon average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jason Wellen is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and transplant surgeon. Dr. Wellen graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. His clinical interests include kidney transplant, pancreatic surgery, and liver transplant. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include 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. Marc R Moon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marc Moon's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Moon attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Moon trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Moon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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. 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, robotic surgery

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

Dr. Patrick Aloysius Dillon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Dillon is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Dillon is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Spencer Melby is a heart surgeon and general surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Melby completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. George Alexander Patterson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. G. Patterson's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Patterson's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He attended Queen's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Alexander Sasha Krupnick, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Krupnick's areas of specialization are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, immunotherapy, and lung cancer. Dr. Krupnick honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Lung Transplant, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Hersh S Maniar, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Hersh Maniar is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart valve disease and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maniar accepts. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 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, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,620
  • Medicare Cost: $253
Dr. John C Clohisy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
660 South Euclid
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Clohisy is an orthopedic surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. His areas of expertise include the following: hip reconstruction, knee reconstruction, and hip problems. Dr. Clohisy is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). The average patient rating for Dr. Clohisy is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clohisy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialty is urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is especially interested in bladder cancer, kidney problems, and prostate cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grubb is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Grubb is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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 works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCormick include foot problems, reconstructive surgery, and ankle problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, Dr. McCormick speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (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.