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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 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
36100 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Santoscoy's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Santoscoy is affiliated with Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Marymount Hospital. Dr. Santoscoy is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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 is a bariatric surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in anti-reflux surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Ben-Meir is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Ben-Meir attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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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. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Jones attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include general orthopedics, knee ligament injuries, and clinical trials. Dr. Jones's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Research Award, The study of cartilage injury and repair, NFL Charities. He 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Gurd's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, ACL injury, and cerebral palsy. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Gurd is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He has received the following distinctions: 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 works as an urologist in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Euclid, OH. His clinical interests include urodynamic testing, genital warts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Boyd honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Boyd attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Euclid Hospital.

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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 is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Jelovsek include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and vaginal prolapse. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Rackley attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Rackley's professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

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

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

Dr. Brooke Gurland, who practices in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Beachwood, OH, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gurland completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gurland's areas of expertise include the following: female incontinence, anal fissures, and pelvic floor dysfunction. On average, patients gave Dr. Gurland a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurland takes. Her distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Gurland (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. She is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Rickard takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Rickard's 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 area of specialization is vascular surgery. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, atherosclerosis, and angioplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Rizzo average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Rizzo is conversant in Italian. Dr. Rizzo is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Amputation, Renal Vascular Disease, Stenosis, Sclerotherapy, Abdominal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ryan Berglund works as an urologist in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His clinical interests include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and hydronephrosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Berglund attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berglund is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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' medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His clinical interests include endotracheal intubation, thyroid cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. Patients rated Dr. Hopkins highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After attending East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Hopkins is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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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 surgeon. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), moles, and entropion (inward-turned eyelid). Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moreira takes. She trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Moreira (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Moreira's 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)

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

Dr. Michael Gong's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Gong include bladder cancer, pelvic cancer, and partial nephrectomy. Dr. Gong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gong completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Gong's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gong honors.

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

Dr. Steven Maschke works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hand fracture, and peripheral neuropathy. Patient ratings for Dr. Maschke average 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maschke takes. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Maschke attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Maschke is 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)

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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.