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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. John Kravitz is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Kravitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Kravitz's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. David Salowe is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Salowe's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He honors several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Salowe's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Barash specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Barash's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barash's office for an appointment. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. John Volpe is a gastroenterologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Volpe is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Volpe's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Modena's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Modena's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Modena is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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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.