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Dr. Elizabeth Patricia Renza-Stingone, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3998 Red Lion Road; Suite 211
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Renza-Stingone works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Renza-Stingone include obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Renza-Stingone's hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Westchester Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Renza-Stingone include: Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal (Operation Enduring Freedom VIII); and NATO Medal for Service.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Joseph Barnaby Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2701 Holme Avenue; Suite 104, Physician's Office Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Barnaby's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Mercy Physician Network and Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Barnaby is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,263
  • Medicare Cost: $561
Dr. Alan Sander Hilibrand, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3300 Tillman Drive; 2nd Floor
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. Alan Hilibrand works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Hilibrand's areas of expertise include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and knee replacement. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hilibrand is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. David Greg Anderson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3300 Tillman Drive; 2nd Floor
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. D. Anderson specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anderson include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and lower back strain. Dr. Anderson has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Anderson honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Anderson include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2010. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Asif M Ilyas, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3300 Tillman Drive
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. Asif Ilyas' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ilyas include lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. Dr. Ilyas is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ilyas honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Ilyas graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; Main Line Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Knee Pain, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Fractures, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Marie Sweet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1856 Riverside Drive
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Sweet's specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She practices in King of Prussia, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Her clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Sweet is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sweet takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Sweet attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Sweet's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul J Mather, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2607 Rhawn Street, Suite 403; Smylie Times Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Paul Mather specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mather graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. Dr. Mather is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Mather is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Myocarditis, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, ... (Read more)

Dr. William James Hozack, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3300 Tillman Drive; 2nd Floor
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. William Hozack's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, osteomyelitis, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). Patient ratings for Dr. Hozack average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hozack takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hozack include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Robert Bartolozzi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
380 North Oxford Valley Road; Ground Floor
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Bartolozzi is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, shoulder tendonitis, and PCL injury. Dr. Bartolozzi is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Cooper University Health Care, and Lankenau Medical Center. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bartolozzi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Winston Frederick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3300 Tillman Drive; 2nd Floor
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. Robert Frederick is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Frederick average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Frederick include meniscus repair, lower back strain, and torticollis. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Frederick honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Brad Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3300 Tillman Drive; 2nd Floor
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. Steven Cohen is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave Dr. Cohen an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: lower back strain, soft tissue injury, and rotator cuff surgery. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Cohen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Knee Pain, Achilles Tendon Problems, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,200 - $3,400
  • Medicare Cost: $507 - $1,186
Dr. Christopher Cloyd Dodson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3300 Tillman Drive; 2nd Floor
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Dodson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Philadelphia, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Bensalem, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: lower back strain, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Dodson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Dodson attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dodson at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Francis Sharkey, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3300 Tillman Drive; 2nd Floor
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. Peter Sharkey is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA, Media, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Sharkey's training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. Dr. Sharkey has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Sharkey is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shari Beth Rudoler, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Knights & Red Lion Roads
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Shari Rudoler is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. Her clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), pituitary tumor, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Rudoler is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Rudoler attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Meningioma, Neuroendoscopy, Brachytherapy, Breast Issues, Acoustic Neuroma, Radiation Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Tecce, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2607 Rhawn Street, Suite 403; Smylie Times Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marc Tecce is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Tecce is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Myocarditis, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Septal Defect, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Paul Kutalek, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2813 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Kutalek is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Kutalek speaks Greek. His areas of expertise include medication management, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Abington Health. Dr. Kutalek is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kutalek trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kutalek include: Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Best Doctors in America several years in a row, most recently 2009-10, 2011-12. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Medication Management, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Tooth ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,207 - $2,384
  • Medicare Cost: $505 - $987

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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.