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We found 102 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 specialist in cardiac surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Damiano takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Damiano is affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Dr. Eagon honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Eagon attended Harvard Medical School.

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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 specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Kozower's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Salem VA Medical Center, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is in-network for 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

  • 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 specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wellen include kidney transplant, pancreatic surgery, and liver transplant. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wellen accepts. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wellen completed a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Wellen's hospital/clinic 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 specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Moon attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. In Dr. Moon's practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moon accepts. He is professionally affiliated with 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 physician who specializes in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Puri attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Puri include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Spencer James Melby, BS, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Spencer Melby is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. Dr. Melby is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Melby honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,264
  • Medicare Cost: $825
Dr. Patrick Aloysius Dillon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Dillon's specialty is pediatric general surgery. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Dillon graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dillon accepts.

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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 is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Patterson include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. Dr. Patterson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Queen's University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Patterson 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

  • 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 works as a general surgeon, oncologist, and thoracic surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant, immunotherapy, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Krupnick is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Krupnick is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 practices cardiac surgery. Dr. Maniar's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has a special interest in heart valve disease and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 II, 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 is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Andriole include prostate cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Andriole attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Andriole 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 Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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 is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In Dr. Strope's practice, he is particularly interested in kidney cancer and prostate cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Strope (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Clohisy's areas of clinical interest consist of hip reconstruction, knee reconstruction, and hip problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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 is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney problems, and prostate cancer. Dr. Grubb is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. His clinical interests include foot problems, reconstructive surgery, and ankle problems. Dr. McCormick's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. McCormick completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He is conversant in Italian.

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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.