We found 91 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 works as a cardiac surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Damiano attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Damiano trained at Duke University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Damiano takes. He is conversant in French. Dr. Damiano's 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 general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Eagon include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Eagon takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Eagon completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Eagon's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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. 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 in Saint Louis, MO. He is especially interested in kidney transplant, pancreatic surgery, and liver transplant. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Wellen graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Wellen trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for his residency. His 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Moon include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Heart Care Institute, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Moon completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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 practices pediatric general surgery. Dr. Dillon's professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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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's specialty is thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patterson include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. Dr. Patterson's professional affiliations include 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 practices general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Puri include lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Puri trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for his residency. Dr. Puri (or staff) is conversant in 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. Benjamin David Kozower, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Kozower is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He studied medicine 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. Dr. Kozower's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His hospital/clinic 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

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 area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Maniar include heart valve disease and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Maniar is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed 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. 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 cancer surgeon. He has a special interest in prostate cancer. Dr. Andriole is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Andriole attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. 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 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. John C Clohisy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
660 South Euclid
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Clohisy is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hip reconstruction, knee reconstruction, and hip problems. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Clohisy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Dr. Clohisy's professional affiliations include 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 an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Grubb speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grubb include bladder cancer, kidney problems, and prostate cancer. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Grubb attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Diane F Merritt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gynecology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite C13
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Diane Merritt is a specialist in pediatric gynecology. She works in Saint Louis, MO. Her clinical interests encompass gynecological problems and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Merritt is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Before performing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Merritt attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Merritt's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Ovarian Cyst, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles A Goldfarb, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4400 Clayton Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Charles Goldfarb's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Goldfarb performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Goldfarb is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 works as a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician. She attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. McCourt honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her hospital/clinic 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 specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include foot problems, reconstructive surgery, and ankle problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCormick takes. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. McCormick is conversant in Italian. His professional 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, 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.
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