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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. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Iannotti attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder arthritis, shoulder revision, and shoulder arthroscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Iannotti is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Iannotti takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; Graduated c um laude, Fordham University; and Biology Achievement Award, Fordham University. Dr. Iannotti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. His professional affiliations include 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)

Dr. Wael Kamal Barsoum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Desk A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Wael Barsoum practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Barsoum include knee ligament injuries, joint aspiration (arthrocentesis), and knee arthroscopy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barsoum honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions he 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 Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andreas Tzakis is a physician who specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is professionally affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's residency was performed 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 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. Dr. Tzakis has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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; Mail Code A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Anthony Miniaci is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee ligament injuries, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Miniaci is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After attending The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miniaci accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Best Doctors Top Doctors; Ivan Smith Memorial Award; and Eli Lilly Honorarium, Research.

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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 Wstn
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Conrad Simpfendorfer works as a surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Simpfendorfer is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: inguinal hernia, liver tumor, and pancreatitis. Dr. Simpfendorfer is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. 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, 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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mekhail include migraine, celiac plexus block, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Mekhail honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest; and The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents Research Contest. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Clinical Interests: Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Research, Spinal Pain, Interstitial Cystitis, ... (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 medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Ponsky's professional affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in surgery. These areas are among Dr. Quintini's clinical interests: hepatitis C, liver tumor, and pancreas transplant. He accepts 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. Dr. Quintini has received the distinction of Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award. In addition to English, Dr. Quintini (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is 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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9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Patients rated Mr. Michael Dombrowski highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Mr. Dombrowski include hip replacement, general orthopedics, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Mr. Dombrowski has received the distinction of 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.