We found 239 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Warrensville Heights, OH.

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

Dr. Lars Svensson practices cardiac surgery and general surgery in Cleveland, OH. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). Dr. Svensson accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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. He 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 the following languages: 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, 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. Alan Gillinov is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, and rheumatic heart disease. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gillinov takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Gillinov's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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. R. Thomas Thomas Temes, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Roy Temes' area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and achalasia. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Temes honors. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Temes performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, Dr. Temes (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. He is affiliated with 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; H-35
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Douglas Johnston sees patients in Cleveland, OH. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnston include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Johnston an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Faisal Bakaeen sees patients in Cleveland, OH. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Bakaeen is conversant in Arabic. Clinical interests for Dr. Bakaeen include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and aortic valve replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. Dr. Bakaeen trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry HSA, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bakaeen takes. 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.

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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)

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

Dr. Rami Akhrass is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Cleveland, OH, Willoughby, OH, and Mayfield Heights, OH. He is conversant in Arabic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Akhrass include pacemaker implantation, aorta surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Akhrass attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Nader Moazami's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include pulmonary valve disease, rheumatic heart disease, and aortic valve replacement. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Moazami honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Moazami completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Moazami has received the following distinction: Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine. Dr. Moazami (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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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)

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

Dr. Nicholas Smedira specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Smedira is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. 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). On average, patients gave Dr. Smedira a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smedira honors. He has received the following distinctions: 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Sabik is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sabik's areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Sabik attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sabik include: Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine; America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly; and Dr. Mortimer Buckley Visiting Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

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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
9500 Euclid Avenue; J4-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Raymond's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Raymond's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, pectus excavatum, and lung cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Raymond graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His distinctions include: 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)

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

Dr. Siva Raja is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Raja obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency 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). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raja accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Charles H Bryan Clinical Excellence; Residency Award; and 2012Thoracic Surgery In-service achievement award.. In addition to English, Dr. Raja speaks Tamil. Dr. Raja 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 Pediatric Surgery
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. David Magnuson practices pediatric surgery in Cleveland, OH and Twinsburg, OH. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, achalasia, and pectus excavatum. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Magnuson completed his residency training 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 Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A120
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Richard Herman is a pediatric surgeon and intensivist 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Herman include achalasia, moles, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Herman takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. His professional 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)

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

Dr. John Difiore works as a pediatric surgeon in Cleveland, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Difiore include cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and pectus excavatum. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Difiore has received the following distinctions: 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)

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

Dr. Zhen-Yu Tong is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Tong is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. He has received the distinction of Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Tong (or staff) is conversant in 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
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Gosta Pettersson works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Pettersson's areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and atrial fibrillation. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pettersson attended medical school at the University of Gothenburg, The Sahlgrenska Academy. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 foreign languages: Swedish, Norwegian, and French. 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, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (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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