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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, who practices in Cleveland, OH, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and general surgery. Dr. Svensson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish, Zulu, and Norwegian. Clinical interests for Dr. Svensson include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Svensson's residency was performed at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. His distinctions 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.

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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 is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Cleveland, OH. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gillinov's clinical interests include pulmonary valve disease, mitral valve prolapse, and rheumatic heart disease. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gillinov has received professional recognition including the following: 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 professionally 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, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Roy Temes specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Cleveland, OH and Fairview Park, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Temes include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and achalasia. Dr. Temes is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Temes's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Temes (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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: Thyroid Problems, Achalasia, Pericarditis, Lobectomy, Tumor, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (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 is a Cleveland, OH physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnston include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and atrial fibrillation. He is professionally 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnston accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Cleveland, OH. Patient ratings for Dr. Bakaeen average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bakaeen's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and aortic valve replacement. He takes Coventry, Coventry HSA, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bakaeen attended medical school at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Bakaeen is professionally affiliated with 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 specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Moazami's areas of expertise include the following: pulmonary valve disease, rheumatic heart disease, and aortic valve replacement. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Moazami's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine. Dr. Moazami (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Moazami is 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 specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. The average patient rating for Dr. Smedira is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Smedira performed his 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. 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)

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

Dr. Rami Akhrass is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Akhrass speaks Arabic. In his practice, Dr. Akhrass focuses on pacemaker implantation, aorta surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Akhrass takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

  • 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Raymond average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raymond include achalasia, pectus excavatum, and lung cancer surgery. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Raymond completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received distinctions including 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, VATS lobectomy, Nissen fundoplication, 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 area of specialization is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and pectus excavatum. Dr. Difiore takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 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. He 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, 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 works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. 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 thoracic outlet syndrome, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raja is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He has received distinctions including Charles H Bryan Clinical Excellence; Residency Award; and 2012Thoracic Surgery In-service achievement award.. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. Dr. Raja is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), Nissen fundoplication, 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's medical specialty is pediatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Magnuson include cancer surgery, achalasia, and pectus excavatum. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Magnuson attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Magnuson is professionally 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 sees patients in Cleveland, OH. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Tong takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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 professional recognition including the following: 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, 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, who practices in Cleveland, OH, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Sabik has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and atrial fibrillation. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Sabik's distinctions include: Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine; America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly; and Dr. Mortimer Buckley Visiting Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He is professionally 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 specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and atrial fibrillation. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pettersson at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Pettersson is a graduate of the University of Gothenburg, The Sahlgrenska Academy. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pettersson 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. Dr. Pettersson 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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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A120
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Richard Herman's specialties are pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, moles, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Herman is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Fairview Hospital. Before completing his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Dr. Herman attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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.