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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 works as a heart surgeon and general surgeon in Cleveland, OH. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). Dr. Svensson takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Svensson has received professional recognition including the following: 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 Swedish, Zulu, and Norwegian. He 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, 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
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Alan Gillinov works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Gillinov's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gillinov include pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, and rheumatic heart disease. He takes 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Gillinov 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' area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and achalasia. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Temes takes. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Temes (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Spanish. His professional 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)

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's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Johnston's areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Johnston has received distinctions including Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic; Teacher of the Year Award, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic; and Early Career Innovation Award. He 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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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code J4-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Faisal Bakaeen's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and aortic valve replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Bakaeen average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry HSA, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: + : Top Doctor, Houstonia Magazine; The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE), Alley Sheridan Scholarship; and Educational Scholarship. Dr. Bakaeen is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic 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 is a Cleveland, OH physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Moazami obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical interests include pulmonary valve disease, rheumatic heart disease, and aortic valve replacement. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine. Dr. Moazami (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Moazami 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 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 pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Smedira is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smedira accepts. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Smedira's distinctions 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.

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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. Joseph F Sabik III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
11100 Euclid Avenue; Department of Surgery - Cardiac
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Sabik's medical specialty is cardiac surgery. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sabik's training includes residency programs at Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sabik has received distinctions including Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine; America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly; and Dr. Mortimer Buckley Visiting Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dr. Sabik is professionally affiliated with the University Hospitals (UH) 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)

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

Dr. Rami Akhrass is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH, Willoughby, OH, and Mayfield Heights, OH. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pacemaker implantation, aorta surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital. Dr. Akhrass is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Akhrass studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic.

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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 is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Raymond's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Raymond include achalasia, pectus excavatum, and lung cancer surgery. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Raymond is in-network 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Doctor, Castle Connolly and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,360
  • Medicare Cost: $223
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; J4-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Siva Raja is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH. Patients gave Dr. Raja an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raja include thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Raja is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Raja attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Raja 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), laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

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

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

Dr. John Difiore is a specialist in pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and pectus excavatum. Dr. Difiore is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Difiore 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.

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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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. David Magnuson works as a pediatric surgeon in Cleveland, OH and Twinsburg, OH. Dr. Magnuson's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, achalasia, and pectus excavatum. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Magnuson accepts. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. Dr. Magnuson has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors.

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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)

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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's education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tong has received the distinction of Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In addition to English, Dr. Tong (or staff) speaks Chinese and French. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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. Gosta Pettersson's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Gothenburg, The Sahlgrenska Academy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pettersson include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and atrial fibrillation. His average patient rating is 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. His distinctions include: Bruce Hubbard Stewart Memorial Award for Humanistic Medicine, Cleveland Clinic; Honorary Member, Finnish Surgical Society; and Honorary Member, Lithuanian Thoracic Surgery Society. In addition to English, Dr. Pettersson (or staff) speaks Swedish, Norwegian, and French. He 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, 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 critical care specialist in Cleveland, OH. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Herman's clinical interests include achalasia, moles, and pectus excavatum. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Fairview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

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