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

Dr. John Kravitz's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kravitz include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kravitz has an open panel. He studied medicine at 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 practices adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Salowe's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Salowe attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barash include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Barash is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Barash attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Barash accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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. John Volpe works as a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Volpe honors Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Volpe trained at Delaware Valley Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Volpe welcomes 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 medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Modena takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes 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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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.