We found 89 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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery and general surgery. Dr. Damiano's areas of expertise consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Damiano's hospital/clinic affiliations include Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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. 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: , 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 is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Moon's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Moon attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $778
Dr. Patrick Aloysius Dillon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Dillon works as a pediatric general surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dillon accepts. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. 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. George Alexander Patterson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. G. Patterson specializes in thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Patterson attended medical school at Queen's University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patterson include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. Dr. Patterson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $4,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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'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, robotic surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Barrett's ... (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 specialist in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Patient ratings for Dr. Eagon average 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Eagon is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Eagon attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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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)

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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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All 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: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $540 - $4,678
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $209 - $1,454
Dr. Hersh S Maniar, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Hersh Maniar's medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maniar include heart valve disease and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Maniar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maniar attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 65
  • Charge (avg.): $7,000 - $8,380
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $926 - $1,278
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. 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. Robert Lee Grubb III, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Grubb sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His medical specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Grubb is especially interested in bladder cancer, kidney problems, and prostate cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,154 - $1,620
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $231 - $271
Dr. Terence Michael Myckatyn, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1 Childrens Place; Nwt 1150
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Terence Myckatyn's specialties are hand surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myckatyn include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Myckatyn attended the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Patients rated Dr. Myckatyn highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis Arturo Sanchez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Luiz Sanchez's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Sanchez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanchez include stroke, carotid artery disease, and marfan syndrome. Dr. Sanchez is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Sanchez graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez takes.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular stent grafting

All Interests: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Arteriovenous Malformation, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafiq P Ramadan Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2118 Washington
Granite City, IL
 

Dr. Rafiq Ramadan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramadan include heart problems. He is affiliated with SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles, and Christian Hospital. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ramadan trained at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency and Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ramadan welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $1,300 - $3,178
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $472 - $916
Dr. Jacob Maciej Buchowski, MS, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
425 S. Euclid Avenue; Suite 5505
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jacob Buchowski specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Buchowski is especially interested in spine tumor. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is conversant in Polish. Dr. Buchowski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Lumbar Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Trauma, Spine ... (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.
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