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 specialty is bariatric surgery. He is especially interested in anti-reflux surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and gallbladder problems. Dr. Ben-Meir is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Ben-Meir attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Beachwood, OH, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gurland at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gurland include female incontinence, perianal abscess, and anal fissures. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gurland trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her distinctions 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. Her professional affiliations include 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's specialty is neurosurgery. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruch include vertebroplasty, discectomy (disc removal surgery), and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Ruch is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and Lake Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruch honors. She studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Ruch's residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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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. David Littleton Rollins, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 107
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. David Rollins is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery. Before completing his residency at Hartford Hospital, Dr. Rollins attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), angioplasty, and varicose veins. Dr. Rollins has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rollins honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

Dr. E Luke Luke Bold, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. E. Bold is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Bold is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Bold attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bold is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 takes. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Vito attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Vito is professionally affiliated with 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 practices vascular surgery in Concord, OH, Willoughby, OH, and Beachwood, OH. He obtained his medical school training at Stanley Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Rao's areas of expertise include the following: spider veins, angioplasty, and carotid artery disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao is professionally 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. Michael D Gaugler, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Michael Gaugler is an otolaryngologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Gaugler takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Gaugler has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Siminovitch is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jewish General Hospital and Cleveland Clinic for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Siminovitch include prostate problems, male incontinence, and female incontinence. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Siminovitch has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Willoughby, OH, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petraiuolo include colectomy (colon resection), colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Petraiuolo's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Petraiuolo has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colon surgery, 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jevnikar include laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, prostate problems, and male incontinence. Dr. Jevnikar is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Akron General Medical Center and Summa Health System for residency. His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, West Hospital, and TriPoint Medical Center.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Brzozowski average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: essure, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Lake Health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Brzozowski attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Kurt Schneider practices urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Schneider include robotic surgery. Dr. Schneider's professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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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, who practices in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Tucker's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery. Her professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tucker attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training 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)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
35040 Chardon Road; Suite 205
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Leticia Cox's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cox include gynecological problems, minimally invasive surgery, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Cox takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox's professional affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems, Women's ... (Read more)

Stephen John Frania
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 109
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Stephen Frania specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. Patient ratings for Dr. Frania average 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Frania include foot reconstruction, sports health, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Frania trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

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