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Dr. Rami Akhrass, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 280; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Rami Akhrass' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. 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. In his practice, Dr. Akhrass focuses on pacemaker implantation, aorta surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Akhrass is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital.

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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
36100 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Santoscoy is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Garfield Heights, OH. Dr. Santoscoy's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santoscoy's professional affiliations include Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Marymount Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Pericarditis, Syncope, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,486
  • Medicare Cost: $530
Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 170; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir specializes in bariatric surgery and practices in Cleveland, OH and Willoughby, OH. Before performing his residency at UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Ben-Meir attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: anti-reflux surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and gallbladder problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Colectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Weight Loss Surgery, Hernia, Anti-Reflux Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,400 - $7,050
  • Medicare Cost: $852 - $1,564
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code Sh02
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Morgan Jones' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Jones average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include general orthopedics, knee ligament injuries, and clinical trials. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jones trained at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Jones has received professional recognition including the following: Research Award, The study of cartilage injury and repair, NFL Charities. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Marymount Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Clinical Trials, Knee Pain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. David Peter Gurd, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code A41
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. David Gurd practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gurd include arthroscopic surgery, ACL injury, and cerebral palsy. Dr. Gurd is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurd honors. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gurd include: Orthopaedic Teacher of the Year and Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award Multiple times voted into Best Doctors of Cleveland.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Hip Dysplasia, Scoliosis, Complex ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code Hc22
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Jonathan Boyd's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Boyd's areas of expertise include urodynamic testing, genital warts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Euclid Hospital. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. The average patient rating for Dr. Boyd is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Penile Disorders, Cysts, Ureteroscopy with Laser Lithotripsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A81
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. John Jelovsek is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Jelovsek's areas of expertise include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and vaginal prolapse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After completing medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Jelovsek accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jelovsek include: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICCHD) PFDN; Jelovsek (PI); and 16S01 E-OPTIMAL. Long-term Effectiveness of Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation (SSLF).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Clinical Trials, Incontinence, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code Q10-1
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Raymond Rackley's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Rackley include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Rackley graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Rackley average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rackley is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Clinical Trials, Incontinence, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Brooke Heidi Gurland, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A30
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Gurland is a colon and rectal surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Gurland (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Dr. Gurland's clinical interests include female incontinence, anal fissures, and pelvic floor dysfunction. She is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gurland attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Gurland an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst. She has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code J2-2
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. John Rickard's specialty is adult cardiology. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Rickard's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Rickard has received distinctions including Medtronic Emerging Leader, Chicago, Ill; Gus P. Karos Scholarship to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Mass; and Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Fellowship Research Award, Fellows Research Day, Cleveland, Ohio. His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Tooth Extractions, Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,800 - $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $563 - $973
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code Hc32
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Anthony Rizzo's specialty is vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rizzo include amputation, atherosclerosis, and iliac artery aneurysm. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rizzo honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Rizzo speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Stenosis, Sclerotherapy, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Kent Berglund, MD
Specializes in Urology
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code Wh20
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Ryan Berglund, who practices in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Willoughby, OH, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Berglund average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Berglund include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and hydronephrosis. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic kidney surgery, robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic prostate surgery

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Penile Cancer, Circumcision, Urologic Cancer, Ureter Problems, Robotic Prostatectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,871 - $11,190
  • Medicare Cost: $421 - $1,707
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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code A71
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Brandon Hopkins works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hopkins include endotracheal intubation, thyroid cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hopkins accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and a graduate of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Hopkins has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Andrea Moreira is a physician who specializes in surgery. These areas are among Dr. Moreira's clinical interests: ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), moles, and entropion (inward-turned eyelid). The average patient rating for Dr. Moreira is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moreira accepts. Dr. Moreira trained at Cleveland Clinic for her residency. Dr. Moreira (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Her professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Cellulitis, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Chin ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A40
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Steven Maschke is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Maschke's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand fracture, and peripheral neuropathy. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Maschke is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael C Gong, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code Hc20
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Michael Gong is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Columbus, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Mayfield Heights, OH. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Gong's clinical interests include bladder cancer, pelvic cancer, and partial nephrectomy. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic prostate surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Radical Nephrectomy, Pheochromocytoma, Penile Cancer, Ureter ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,820
  • Medicare Cost: $1,621

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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.