We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicaid near Willoughby, OH.

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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. Dr. Ben-Meir's areas of expertise consist of anti-reflux surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Ben-Meir trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A30
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Gurland is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Gurland is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include female incontinence, perianal abscess, and anal fissures. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gurland include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Gurland (or staff) is conversant in 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)

Dr. Teresa D Ruch, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2785 Som Center Road
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Teresa Ruch, who practices in Willoughby, OH and Mayfield Heights, OH, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Ruch attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Ruch include vertebroplasty, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and cervical (neck) spine problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Ruch average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Herniated Disc, Vertebroplasty, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick George Convery, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 203
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Patrick Convery is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Convery a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Convery takes. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ankle Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,101
  • Medicare Cost: $470
Dr. E Luke Luke Bold, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. E. Bold is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Bold average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Bold trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Heartburn, Sinus Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael D Gaugler, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Michael Gaugler's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gaugler include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Gaugler honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Gaugler's professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Surgery, Acid Reflux, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth J Vito, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Kenneth Vito is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Vito performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vito include disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Vito's professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Headache, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vikram K Rao, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 107
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Vikram Rao is a specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Rao's education and training includes medical school at Stanley Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: spider veins, angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and West Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Ultrasound, Wounds, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Spider Veins, ... (Read more)

Dr. William J Petraiuolo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 204
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. William Petraiuolo's medical specialty is general surgery. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petraiuolo include breast surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. Dr. Petraiuolo's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Petraiuolo is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Ultrasound, Colectomy, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,390
  • Medicare Cost: $709
Dr. Frank W Jevnikar, MD
Specializes in Urology
36100 Euclid Avenue; #400
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Frank Jevnikar practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, prostate problems, and male incontinence. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Jevnikar is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Jevnikar's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at Akron General Medical Center and Summa Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Male Incontinence, Laser Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Abigail Marie Tucker, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite C-7
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Abigail Tucker's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tucker include gynecological problems, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Tucker's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Tucker's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems, Women's Health Issues, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip C Brzozowski, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite C-7
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Philip Brzozowski works as a general gynecologist in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Brzozowski include essure, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brzozowski is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Brzozowski is affiliated with Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Female Incontinence, Osteoporosis, Essure, Interstitial Cystitis, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Boris Victor Vinogradsky, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 330b; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Boris Vinogradsky is a general surgery specialist in Willoughby, OH. He attended Yaroslavl State Medical Academy and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Vinogradsky's areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vinogradsky honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Ultrasound, Wounds, Colitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,124
  • Medicare Cost: $664
Stephen John Frania
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 109
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Stephen Frania's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frania's areas of expertise include foot reconstruction, sports health, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frania accepts. Dr. Frania's training includes residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Ankle Problems, Neuropathy, Ankle Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert N Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 400; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Robert Goldstein is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, Dr. Goldstein focuses on cryotherapy and atrial fibrillation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. He is affiliated with Lake Health.

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Clinical Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Tooth Extractions, Ablation, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,990 - $3,453
  • Medicare Cost: $521 - $916
Dr. Cynthia Ruth Boes, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
35040 Chardon Road, Bldg Vii, Suite 205; Chagrin North Office Park
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Cynthia Boes practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boes include essure, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Female Incontinence, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Incontinence, Essure, Sexual ... (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.