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

Dr. Andreas Gerasimons Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code Desk 41
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Tzakis's residency, Dr. Tzakis trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Tzakis has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Joseph Iannotti's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Iannotti's areas of expertise include shoulder arthritis, shoulder revision, and shoulder arthroscopy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Iannotti graduated from 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. His distinctions include: 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. He is affiliated with Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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)

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

Dr. Wael Barsoum specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Barsoum trained at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include knee ligament injuries, joint aspiration (arthrocentesis), and knee arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barsoum 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Barsoum 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). Dr. Barsoum is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

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

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

Dr. Anthony Miniaci is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency. Dr. Miniaci's areas of expertise include the following: knee ligament injuries, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miniaci honors. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors Top Doctors; Ivan Smith Memorial Award; and Eli Lilly Honorarium, Research. He is 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)

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

Dr. Conrad Simpfendorfer's area of specialization is surgery. His areas of expertise include inguinal hernia, liver tumor, and pancreatitis. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simpfendorfer takes. 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. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Appendicitis, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nagy Mekhail is a Cleveland, OH physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mekhail include migraine, celiac plexus block, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mekhail completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mekhail include: Cleveland Super Doctors; Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest; and The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents Research Contest. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,212
  • Medicare Cost: $652
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Specializes in Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A100
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ponsky is a surgeon. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ponsky studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Ponsky is affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery

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

Dr. Cristiano Quintini specializes in surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis C, liver tumor, and pancreas transplant. Dr. Quintini honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award. In addition to English, Dr. Quintini (or staff) speaks 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, Liver Resection, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Bile Duct Problems, Kidney ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
12300 Mccracken Road
Garfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Alexander Rim works as a vascular surgeon in Garfield Heights, OH. Dr. Rim honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Marymount Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,554
  • Medicare Cost: $719
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9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Mr. Michael Dombrowski's areas of expertise include hip replacement, general orthopedics, and knee arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Mr. Dombrowski is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Physician/Physician Assistant Team of the Year for Cleveland Clinic in 2005 with Dr.Wael Barsoum..

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

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