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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2999 Mcmackin Road, Madison Medical Office Building; Mail Code Spb
Madison, OH
 

Dr. Mark Verdun's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verdun include general orthopedics, knee ligament injuries, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before completing his residency at South Pointe Hospital, Dr. Verdun attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Verdun is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Knee Arthroplasty, Knee Ligament Injuries, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,724
  • Medicare Cost: $543
Dr. James Howard Walker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6550 North Ridge Road
Madison, OH
 

Dr. James Walker is an orthopedic surgeon in Concord, OH, Painesville, OH, and Madison, OH. Dr. Walker's areas of expertise include the following: ACL reconstruction, upper extremity surgery, and arthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. Dr. Walker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Euclid Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,100
  • Medicare Cost: $505
Dr. John S Bucchieri, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6270 North Ridge Road
Madison, OH
 

Dr. John Bucchieri's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bucchieri include carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder problems, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bucchieri accepts. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Ellen Stephens, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6550 North Ridge Road; Suite 201
Madison, OH
 

Dr. Susan Stephens is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Concord Township, OH, Concord, OH, and Madison, OH. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, minimally invasive surgery, and failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Patient ratings for Dr. Stephens average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stephens takes Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Stephens attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Spinal Instrumentation, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Jonathan James Sharpe
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
6550 North Ridge Road
Madison, OH
 

Dr. Jonathan Sharpe's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Sharpe has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include diabetic foot ulcers, heel pain, and joint injections. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle Reconstruction, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6550 N Ridge Road; Suite 201
Madison, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Borruso specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Borruso's areas of expertise include the following: joint injections, hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Total Joint ... (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.