We found 11 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 surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Radecki is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Radecki attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Carmel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $1,300 - $1,664
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $434 - $670
Dr. Robert Scott Houser, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
41 Commerce Park Drive
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Robert Houser is a plastic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Houser honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Houser graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1%; Compassionate Doctor 5 Year Honoree; and Patients' Choice 5 Year Honoree.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Lang Bernacki, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
300 Polaris Parkway; Suite 2650
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Walter Bernacki works as a plastic surgeon in Westerville, OH. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bernacki is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Christopher G Zochowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
300 Polaris Parkway; Suite 2650
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Christopher Zochowski works as a plastic surgeon in Westerville, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Zochowski include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Zochowski attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Zochowski has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Zochowski is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
300 Polaris Parkway; Suite 2150
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Nathaniel Long, who practices in New Albany, OH, Columbus, OH, and Gahanna, OH, is a medical specialist in general surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Long studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 94
  • Charge (avg.): $1,868 - $3,355
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $160 - $1,066

Specializes in Spine Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
300 Polaris Parkway; Suite 2150
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Francis Degenova's specialties are general surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Columbus, OH, Westerville, OH, and Pickerington, OH. Patient reviews placed Dr. Degenova at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,051
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $464

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
70 S. Cleveland Avenue
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Bruce Comisar's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Westerville, OH and Columbus, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Comisar obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Comisar is affiliated with Mount Carmel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Arthritis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery
450 Alkyre Run; Suite 300
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Gunwant Mallik works as a neurosurgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mallik honors. Dr. Mallik studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $4,685
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $976
Dr. Mark Edward Gittins, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
70 S. Cleveland Avenue
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Mark Gittins' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Gittins average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Mount Carmel New Albany.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,645
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $514
Dr. Thomas Joseph Kovack, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1210 Gemini Place; Suite 200
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Kovack is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Kovack an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 125
  • Charge (avg.): $1,667 - $3,112
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111 - $1,028

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

Dr. Raymond Kobus practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Columbus, OH. He studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Kobus takes Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,438
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $482

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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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