We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Secure Horizons near Mentor, OH.

Dr. Paul Linden Jones, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 220
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Paul Jones, who practices in Mentor, OH and Concord, OH, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include gynecological problems, menopause, and essure. He is affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Jones accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Jones attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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Dr. James Paul Guerrieri Jr., MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 220
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. James Guerrieri is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Guerrieri's training includes a residency program at National Naval Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecological problems, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Guerrieri's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center.

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Stephen John Frania
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7482 Center Street; Suite 100
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Stephen Frania's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. Dr. Frania's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foot reconstruction, sports health, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frania accepts. For his residency, Dr. Frania trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

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

Dr. Patrick A Quinn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 220
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Patrick Quinn sees patients in Concord, OH and Mentor, OH. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include gynecological problems, essure, and menopause. Dr. Quinn accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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Dr. Jennifer A Velotta, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 220
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Jennifer Velotta practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include gynecological problems, essure, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Velotta accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Velotta is professionally affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center.

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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.