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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 220
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Paul Jones' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Jones attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecological problems, menopause, and essure. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Jones honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Female Incontinence, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Breast Issues, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 220
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. James Guerrieri is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Guerrieri graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Guerrieri has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Menopause, Ultrasound, Preventive Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems, High ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Frania is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. Dr. Frania's areas of expertise include the following: foot reconstruction, sports health, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. His training includes residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Frania honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 220
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Patrick Quinn practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Concord, OH and Mentor, OH. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, essure, and menopause. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Quinn graduated from 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

All Interests: Menopause, Female Incontinence, Adolescent Gynecology, Breast Issues, Ultrasound, Essure, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 220
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Jennifer Velotta, who practices in Mentor, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Concord, OH, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems, essure, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Velotta is professionally affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Ultrasound, Essure, Sexual Health Issues, ... (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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