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

Dr. Lars Svensson is a cardiac surgery and general surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Svensson include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Svensson 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) is conversant in Swedish, Zulu, and Norwegian. Dr. Svensson 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, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $12,565 - $19,713
  • Medicare Cost: $988 - $1,140
Dr. Alan Marc Marc Gillinov, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Alan Gillinov specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gillinov average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gillinov's areas of expertise include the following: pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, and rheumatic heart disease. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gillinov is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received distinctions including 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. R. Thomas Thomas Temes, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Roy Temes, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Fairview Park, OH, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Temes's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and achalasia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Temes (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Spanish.

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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, Diaphragmatic Hernia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,115
  • Medicare Cost: $1,183
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; H-35
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Douglas Johnston works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Johnston highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnston include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnston is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He trained at Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Johnston include: Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic; Teacher of the Year Award, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic; and Early Career Innovation Award.

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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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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code J4-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Faisal Bakaeen is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and aortic valve replacement. Dr. Bakaeen takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bakaeen include: + : Top Doctor, Houstonia Magazine; The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE), Alley Sheridan Scholarship; and Educational Scholarship. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Bakaeen's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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

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

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

Dr. Nader Moazami's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Moazami's areas of expertise include pulmonary valve disease, rheumatic heart disease, and aortic valve replacement. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine. Dr. Moazami (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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

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

Dr. Nicholas Smedira, who practices in Cleveland, OH, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smedira accepts. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received distinctions including 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 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)

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

Dr. Rami Akhrass' specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of pacemaker implantation, aorta surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Akhrass is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Akhrass trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,574 - $4,486
  • Medicare Cost: $518 - $646
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; J4-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Raymond works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Cleveland, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Raymond include achalasia, pectus excavatum, and lung cancer surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Raymond a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Raymond's distinctions include: America's Top Doctor, Castle Connolly and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,360
  • Medicare Cost: $223
Dr. John William Difiore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mc M14; Department of Pediatric Surgery
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. John Difiore's specialty is pediatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Difiore include cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and pectus excavatum. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Difiore has received distinctions including 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.

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

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

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

Dr. Siva Raja practices cardiothoracic surgery in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Raja's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Raja completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Charles H Bryan Clinical Excellence; Residency Award; and 2012Thoracic Surgery In-service achievement award.. In addition to English, Dr. Raja speaks Tamil.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Bronchoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

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

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

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

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

Dr. Zhen-Yu Tong specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Tong is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Tong attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tong has received the following distinction: Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Tong (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chinese and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Sabik's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Sabik an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Sabik graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine; America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly; and Dr. Mortimer Buckley Visiting Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He is affiliated with 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, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Beating ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Gosta Pettersson's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Pettersson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pettersson include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Pettersson is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Pettersson takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Gothenburg, The Sahlgrenska Academy. He has received the following distinctions: Bruce Hubbard Stewart Memorial Award for Humanistic Medicine, Cleveland Clinic; Honorary Member, Finnish Surgical Society; and Honorary Member, Lithuanian Thoracic Surgery Society. Dr. Pettersson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish, Norwegian, and French.

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

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A120
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Richard Herman is a pediatric surgeon and intensive care specialist in Cleveland, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, moles, and pectus excavatum. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Fairview Hospital. Dr. Herman attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System for residency. Dr. Herman honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, Nissen fundoplication, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Moles, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Thyroid Cancer, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, ... (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.