We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicaid near Willoughby, OH.

Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 170; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir's medical specialty is bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: anti-reflux surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ben-Meir's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ben-Meir accepts.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $3,400 - $7,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $852 - $1,564

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

Dr. Brooke Gurland practices colon & rectal surgery. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Gurland's clinical interests include female incontinence, perianal abscess, and anal fissures. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurland honors. She has received distinctions including Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. In addition to English, Dr. Gurland (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. She is 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, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Teresa Ruch is a neurosurgery specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ruch's areas of expertise include the following: vertebroplasty, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and cervical (neck) spine problems. She is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and Lake Health. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency.

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

Dr. Michael Gaugler's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Gaugler's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He accepts 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 professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Gaugler is professionally affiliated with 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. David Littleton Rollins, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 107
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. David Rollins is a vascular surgeon in Willoughby, OH and Concord, OH. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rollins's clinical interests include abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), angioplasty, and varicose veins. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Wounds, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patrick Convery's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Convery include sports health, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Convery is professionally affiliated with 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,101
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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). His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Patients rated Dr. Bold highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Bold trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. His hospital/clinic 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. Kenneth J Vito, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Kenneth Vito specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vito include disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Dr. Vito is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Vito has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endovascular surgery

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

Dr. Jeffrey M. P. Siminovitch, MD
Specializes in Urology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 102
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Jeffrey Siminovitch specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include prostate problems, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Siminovitch accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Siminovitch trained at Jewish General Hospital and Cleveland Clinic for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic adrenalectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Urologic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Petraiuolo is a general surgery specialist in Willoughby, OH. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. Dr. Petraiuolo is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Petraiuolo is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,390
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $709
Dr. Frank W Jevnikar, MD
Specializes in Urology
36100 Euclid Avenue; #400
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Frank Jevnikar is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jevnikar include laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, prostate problems, and male incontinence. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Jevnikar studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jevnikar trained 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. Philip C Brzozowski, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite C-7
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Philip Brzozowski is a general gynecologist. His areas of expertise include essure, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Brzozowski is affiliated with Lake Health. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brzozowski accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
35717 Euclid Avenue
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marwan Nasif practices adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nasif include heart problems, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Nasif's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Valencia Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Endovascular Surgery, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
6803 Mayfield Road; Suite 418
Mayfield Hts, OH
 

Dr. Kurt Schneider's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Schneider completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Schneider is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $191
Dr. Abigail Marie Tucker, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite C-7
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Abigail Tucker works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. Dr. Tucker's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: gynecological problems, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tucker accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint 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)

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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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