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 an orthopedic surgeon. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include shoulder arthritis, shoulder revision, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Iannotti is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Iannotti attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 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 Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. His hospital/clinic 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)

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. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. These areas are among Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Tzakis performed 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 is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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 liver resection, laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Wael Barsoum's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee ligament injuries, joint aspiration (arthrocentesis), and knee arthroscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barsoum takes. Dr. Barsoum graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His distinctions 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)

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

Dr. Anthony Miniaci specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Miniaci include knee ligament injuries, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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 has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors Top Doctors; Ivan Smith Memorial Award; and Eli Lilly Honorarium, Research. Dr. Miniaci 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)

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

Dr. Conrad Simpfendorfer is a surgery specialist. Dr. Simpfendorfer speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simpfendorfer include 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. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating 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. Simpfendorfer accepts.

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

Dr. Nagy Mekhail practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include migraine, celiac plexus block, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). Dr. Mekhail is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He accepts 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 Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mekhail completed a residency program 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. Dr. Mekhail is conversant in Arabic.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: stent placement (stenting), brain aneurysm, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Rasmussen has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rasmussen takes. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Rasmussen's residency was performed at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. His distinctions include: Young Neurosurgical Investigator Award; Bayer Corporation ($ 000 research grant); and Neurosurgery Teacher of the Year Award, Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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 A100
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ponsky is a specialist in surgery. Dr. Ponsky's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ponsky trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ponsky 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

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

Dr. Cristiano Quintini is a surgery specialist. Dr. Quintini's areas of expertise include extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and hepatitis C. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Quintini has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award. Dr. Quintini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A41
Cleveland, OH
 

Mr. Michael Dombrowski's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Mr. Dombrowski include hip replacement, general orthopedics, and knee arthroscopy. His professional affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Mr. Dombrowski is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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.
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