We found 240 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Warrensville Heights, OH.

Dr. R. Thomas Thomas Temes, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Roy Temes' medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Temes studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and achalasia. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Temes (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), VATS lobectomy, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Wedge Resection, Heart Problems, Heller Myotomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Alan Gillinov is a Cleveland, OH physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include aortic valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve disease, and mitral valve prolapse. Dr. Gillinov accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Gillinov attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gillinov include: The Judith Dion Pyle Chair in Heart Valve Research; Co-Principal Investigator, NIH Network for Cardiothoracic Surgical Investigations; and Principal Investigator, Atrial Fibrillation Innovation Center. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic mitral valve repair, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Rami Akhrass, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Rami Akhrass is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Akhrass's clinical interests include pacemaker implantation, aorta surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Akhrass is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Maze Procedure, Heart Valve Surgery, Heart Problems, Pacemaker Implantation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $3,574 - $4,486
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $518 - $646

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
11100 Euclid Avenue; Department of Surgery - Cardiac
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Sabik is a heart surgeon in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Sabik's areas of expertise include the following: rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). He is rated highly by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sabik takes. Dr. Sabik studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Sabik completed residency programs at Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine; America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly; and Dr. Mortimer Buckley Visiting Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dr. Sabik's hospital/clinic affiliations include UH Cleveland Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic mitral valve repair, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
12300 Mccracken Road; Mail Code Hc40
Garfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Santoscoy is a cardiothoracic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Santoscoy include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Santoscoy performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Marymount Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Pericarditis, Syncope, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $4,486
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $530

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mc J4-1; Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Lars Svensson works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Cleveland, OH. These areas are among Dr. Svensson's clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Svensson honors. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Svensson completed his residency training at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; National Marfan Foundation, Hero with a Heart Award; and King James IV Professor of Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dr. Svensson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish, Zulu, and Norwegian. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, endovascular surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Jose Navia works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Navia is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and atrial fibrillation. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National University of La Plata and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Clinic Innovator Awards; Rene Favaloro International Fellow Award; and Dr. Charles H. Bryan Clinical Excellence Award from Cleveland Clinic, Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Navia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mc J4-1; Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Sudish Murthy is a cardiothoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murthy include thoracic outlet syndrome, achalasia, and pectus excavatum. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Murthy has received the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; Cleveland Magazine Top Doc; and America's Top Doctor, Castle Connolly. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Umbilical Hernia, Lung Biopsy, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. David Magnuson works as a pediatric surgeon in Cleveland, OH and Twinsburg, OH. These areas are among Dr. Magnuson's clinical interests: cancer surgery, achalasia, and pectus excavatum. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Magnuson has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; J4-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Siva Raja works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Raja graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Raja has received the following distinctions: Charles H Bryan Clinical Excellence; Residency Award; and 2012Thoracic Surgery In-service achievement award.. He is conversant in Tamil. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Bronchoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; H-35
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Douglas Johnston is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Johnston's areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnston honors. Dr. Johnston's distinctions include: Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic; Teacher of the Year Award, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic; and Early Career Innovation Award. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Beating ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; J4-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Raymond's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raymond include achalasia, pectus excavatum, and lung cancer surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raymond is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Raymond include: America's Top Doctor, Castle Connolly and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. Dr. Raymond is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, VATS lobectomy, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Umbilical Hernia, Lung Biopsy, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagitis, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Edward Soltesz works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Soltesz honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Soltesz graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, Mini-Maze procedure, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery, endovascular surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mc M14; Department of Pediatric Surgery
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. John Difiore is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Difiore's clinical interests: cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and pectus excavatum. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Surgeons, Pediatric Surgery; Jens G. Rosenkrantz Resident Research Award in Pediatric Surgery; and Sidney Farber Award for Outstanding House Officer, Children's Hospital, Boston. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Tumor, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code J4
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Zhen-Yu Tong specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Tong's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Tong (or staff) speaks the following languages: Chinese and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Disease, Lung Problems, Aorta Surgery, Heart Transplant, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mc J4-1; Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Nicholas Smedira's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Smedira's clinical interests: pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Polly and W. Neil Rossborough Term Chair in Heart Transplantation Research; Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine; and Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Smedira is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Beating ... (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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