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

Dr. Joseph Iannotti is an orthopedic surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Iannotti include shoulder arthritis, shoulder revision, and shoulder arthroscopy. His professional affiliations include Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Iannotti completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; Graduated c um laude, Fordham University; and Biology Achievement Award, Fordham University. Dr. Iannotti (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

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

Dr. Andreas Tzakis is a medical specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's medical 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's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tzakis include: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek. Dr. Tzakis's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Wael Barsoum practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Barsoum at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barsoum include knee ligament injuries, joint aspiration (arthrocentesis), and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Barsoum performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received the following distinctions: 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).

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miniaci include knee ligament injuries, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Miniaci is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. The average patient rating for Dr. Miniaci is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Miniaci has received 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 is a physician who specializes in surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Simpfendorfer's areas of expertise include the following: extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, inguinal hernia, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Simpfendorfer is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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)

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

Dr. Nagy Mekhail's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Mekhail is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. His areas of expertise include migraine, celiac plexus block, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors; Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, Residents Research Contest; and The Cleveland Clinic Anesthesia Residents Research Contest. Dr. Mekhail speaks Arabic. Dr. Mekhail is 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

  • 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 physician who specializes in surgery. Dr. Ponsky is professionally affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He honors 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 the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Ponsky attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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 surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Quintini include extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and hepatitis C. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Hepatectomy, Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, ... (Read more)

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9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Mr. Michael Dombrowski is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Mr. Dombrowski include hip replacement, general orthopedics, and knee arthroscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Mr. Dombrowski takes. Mr. Dombrowski has received the following distinction: Physician/Physician Assistant Team of the Year for Cleveland Clinic in 2005 with Dr.Wael Barsoum.. His professional affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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.