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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 in Cleveland, OH, Willoughby, OH, and Mayfield Heights, OH. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pacemaker implantation, aorta surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital. Dr. Akhrass is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Akhrass studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He speaks Arabic.

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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. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Santoscoy is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He speaks Spanish. His 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
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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. Dr. Ben-Meir attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His areas of expertise include anti-reflux surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and gallbladder problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: general orthopedics, knee ligament injuries, and clinical trials. Dr. Jones's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Marymount Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Jones has received the distinction of Research Award, The study of cartilage injury and repair, NFL Charities.

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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)

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

Dr. John Jelovsek's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Jelovsek's areas of expertise include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and vaginal prolapse. He is 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 East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Jelovsek 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).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Clinical Trials, Incontinence, ... (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. Dr. Rickard is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Rickard average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rickard is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 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.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code A41
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. David Gurd works as an orthopedic surgeon in Cleveland, OH, Willoughby, OH, and Euclid, OH. Dr. Gurd's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, ACL injury, and cerebral palsy. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gurd attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boyd include urodynamic testing, genital warts, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Boyd 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, Cyst, Ureteroscopy with Laser Lithotripsy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raymond Rackley is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Rackley include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. Dr. Rackley's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code A71
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Brandon Hopkins is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hopkins include endotracheal intubation, thyroid cancer, and vocal cord paralysis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Hopkins is open to 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 Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A30
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Gurland works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Gurland (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gurland include female incontinence, perianal abscess, and anal fissures. Dr. Gurland is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gurland's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: 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 Vascular Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code Hc32
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Anthony Rizzo, who practices in Cleveland, OH, Norwalk, OH, and Mayfield Heights, OH, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Rizzo attended Temple University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include amputation, atherosclerosis, and iliac artery aneurysm. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Rizzo speaks Italian. Dr. Rizzo is 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, Iliac Artery Aneurysm, Visceral Artery Aneurysm, Tumor, Renal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Andrea Moreira is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Moreira (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moreira include ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), moles, and entropion (inward-turned eyelid). Dr. Moreira is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Moreira's medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Maschke attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand fracture, and peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Maschke is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Maschke is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He 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)

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Specializes in Urology
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code Wh20
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Ryan Berglund is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Berglund performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), and hydronephrosis. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berglund honors. Dr. Berglund is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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 Urology
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code Hc20
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Michael Gong is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Columbus, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Mayfield Heights, OH. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, pelvic cancer, and partial nephrectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Gong is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. Dr. Gong's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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.