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We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicare near Westerville, OH.

Dr. Kevin Michael Radecki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
495 Cooper Road; Suite 311
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Kevin Radecki is a general surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Radecki is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300 - $1,664
  • Medicare Cost: $434 - $670
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
70 S Cleveland Avenue
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Bruce Comisar works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Westerville, OH and Columbus, OH. Dr. Comisar graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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Dr. Laura Michelle Gravelin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
495 Cooper Road; Suite 130
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Laura Gravelin's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Gravelin attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $597
  • Medicare Cost: $505
Dr. Christopher Matthew Frank, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
477 Cooper Road; Suite 200
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Christopher Frank's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Westerville, OH. He takes Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,144
  • Medicare Cost: $516
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
477 Cooper Road; Suite 480
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Adam Spiess, who practices in Westerville, OH, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Spiess average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spiess is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spiess trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Spiess is professionally affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $726 - $1,288
  • Medicare Cost: $157 - $436
Dr. Richard Shane Brown, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
477 Cooper Road; Suite 440
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Richard Brown is a general surgeon. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Mount Carmel St. Ann's. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mount Carmel Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,108
  • Medicare Cost: $667
Dr. Kim Scott Hamelberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
495 Cooper Road; Suite 430, The Surgeon's Office
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Kim Hamelberg specializes in general surgery. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Oakland and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Hamelberg's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Mount Carmel St. Ann's.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,087
  • Medicare Cost: $664
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1210 Gemini Place; Suite 200
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Raymond Kobus' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Columbus, OH. Dr. Kobus takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,438
  • Medicare Cost: $482
Dr. Bryan Thomas Grischow, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
477 Cooper Road; Suite 440
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Bryan Grischow is a general surgery specialist in Westerville, OH. Patient ratings for Dr. Grischow average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Grischow is affiliated with Mount Carmel St. Ann's. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After attending Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Grischow completed his residency training at Largo Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,981
  • Medicare Cost: $669
Dr. Walter Lang Bernacki, MD
Specializes in Other
300 Polaris Parkway; Suite 2650
Westerville, OH
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Walter Bernacki include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Bernacki is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1210 Gemini Place; Suite 200
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Paul Cook's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Cook average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,438
  • Medicare Cost: $502
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Specializes in Neurosurgery
450 Alkyre Run; Suite 300
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Gunwant Mallik is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Westerville, OH. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mallik is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,685
  • Medicare Cost: $976
Dr. Mark E Davanzo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
477 Cooper Road; Suite 440
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Mark Davanzo is a general surgery specialist in Westerville, OH. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Carmel St. Ann's. Dr. Davanzo is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,770
  • Medicare Cost: $666
Dr. Christopher G Zochowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
300 Polaris Parkway; Suite 2650
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Christopher Zochowski's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zochowski include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Zochowski attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zochowski honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Scott Houser, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
41 Commerce Park Drive
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Robert Houser specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Houser is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Edward Gittins, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
70 S. Cleveland Avenue
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Mark Gittins works as an orthopedic surgeon. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gittins completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Carmel New Albany.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,645
  • Medicare Cost: $514

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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.