We found 10 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Cleveland, OH.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mc A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Iannotti is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder arthritis, shoulder revision, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Iannotti is professionally affiliated with Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Iannotti is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Iannotti completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Iannotti has received the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; Graduated c um laude, Fordham University; and Biology Achievement Award, Fordham University. Dr. Iannotti (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Revision, Shoulder Dislocation, Revision Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Desk A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Wael Barsoum is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Barsoum performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, knee ligament injury, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Barsoum has received include Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholar; Reviewer for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and Journal of Arthroplasty; and Grant support from Orthopaedic Operating Room of the Future Program (Co-Investigator). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Knee Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Hip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Anthony Miniaci's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Miniaci include knee ligament injury, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miniaci is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Miniaci has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors Top Doctors; Ivan Smith Memorial Award; and Eli Lilly Honorarium, Research. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code Wstn
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tzakis include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing Dr. Tzakis's residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Tzakis attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tzakis include: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code C25
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Nagy Mekhail is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Mekhail is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mekhail include migraine, celiac plexus block, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). Dr. Mekhail is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors; Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest; and The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents Research Contest. In addition to English, Dr. Mekhail speaks Arabic. Dr. Mekhail is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical Interests: Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Neurostimulation, Research, Spinal Pain, Spinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $5,212
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $652

Specializes in Neurosurgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Desk S80
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Peter Rasmussen is a neurosurgery specialist in Cleveland, OH, Lakewood, OH, and Mayfield Heights, OH. Dr. Rasmussen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include stent placement (stenting), brain aneurysm, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rasmussen accepts. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. Dr. Rasmussen has received professional recognition including the following: Young Neurosurgical Investigator Award; Bayer Corporation ($ 000 research grant); and Neurosurgery Teacher of the Year Award, Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular brain aneurysm repair, endovascular surgery

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Spinal AVM, Brain AVM, Hemorrhage, Stent Placement, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code Wstn
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Conrad Simpfendorfer is a specialist in surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Simpfendorfer average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, inguinal hernia, and liver tumor. Dr. Simpfendorfer is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Simpfendorfer attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Simpfendorfer is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Appendicitis, Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A100
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ponsky's specialty is surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UH Cleveland Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Ponsky honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Ponsky attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery

Specializes in Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A100
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Cristiano Quintini works as a surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Quintini include extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and hepatitis C. Dr. Quintini accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award. Dr. Quintini (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Quintini is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, ... (Read more)

9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A41
Cleveland, OH
 

The average patient rating for Mr. Michael Dombrowski is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee arthritis, and general orthopedics. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Mr. Dombrowski has received the following distinction: Physician/Physician Assistant Team of the Year for Cleveland Clinic in 2005 with Dr.Wael Barsoum.. Mr. Dombrowski is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, General Orthopedics, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Hip Arthroscopy, Partial ... (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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