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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
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)

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

Dr. Teresa Ruch practices neurosurgery. Dr. Ruch's areas of expertise include the following: vertebroplasty, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and cervical (neck) spine problems. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ruch completed a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Her professional 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 an orthopedic surgeon in Willoughby, OH. Patient reviews placed Dr. Convery at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Convery include sports health, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Convery graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. These areas are among Dr. Bold's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bold's 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). These areas are among Dr. Gaugler's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He 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. Kenneth J Vito, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Kenneth Vito works as an otolaryngologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Vito is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, sinusitis (sinus infection), and thyroid problems. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vito honors. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Vito trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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 General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 107
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Vikram Rao specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Concord, OH, Willoughby, OH, and Beachwood, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rao include spider veins, angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and West Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Stanley Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Frank W Jevnikar, MD
Specializes in Urology
36100 Euclid Avenue; #400
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Frank Jevnikar's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, prostate problems, and laser surgery. His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Jevnikar attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Akron General Medical Center and Summa Health System. Dr. Jevnikar accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Philip Brzozowski is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Brzozowski include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and osteoporosis. Dr. Brzozowski has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brzozowski graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is affiliated with Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. William Petraiuolo practices general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Petraiuolo average 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include breast surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Petraiuolo has received the following distinction: 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

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,390
  • Medicare Cost: $709
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 specialist in general surgery. He works in Willoughby, OH. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include intensive care, colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. Dr. Vinogradsky is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Yaroslavl State Medical Academy for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Vinogradsky's 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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frania include foot reconstruction, sports health, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frania accepts. For his professional training, Dr. Frania completed residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital. He is 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. 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' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Boes include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Boes accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Incontinence, Essure, Sexual Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine M Slotta, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
35040 Chardon Road; Suite 205 Bldg Vii
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Christine Slotta practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Willoughby, OH. Dr. Slotta is especially interested in gynecological problems, minimally invasive surgery, and adolescent gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Slotta attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic for residency. She is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems, Endometrial Ablation

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

Dr. Kurt Schneider is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Schneider attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schneider include robotic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schneider's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $191

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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.