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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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Renza-Stingone include obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Renza-Stingone takes. 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 practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barnaby's professional affiliations include Mercy Physician Network and Nazareth Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,263
  • Medicare Cost: $561
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, King of Prussia, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and lower back strain. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Anderson's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2010. He 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. 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. Dr. Hilibrand's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Hilibrand honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hilibrand trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hilibrand include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Robert Frederick is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Philadelphia, PA, Media, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. Dr. Frederick takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Frederick is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Frederick's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Neck Pain, Bursitis, ... (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 sees patients in King of Prussia, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and East Norriton, PA. Her medical specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sweet's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Sweet speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Sweet welcomes 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. Brian McGettigan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3300 Tillman Drive; 1st Floor
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. Brian McGettigan is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Meadowbrook, PA, Bensalem, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. McGettigan include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. McGettigan is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. McGettigan takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Thyroid Cancer, Tinnitus, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, ... (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. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. Dr. Ilyas is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ilyas has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; Main Line Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Hand Fracture, Knee Pain, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bartolozzi include psoriatic arthritis, shoulder tendonitis, and PCL injury. Dr. Bartolozzi's professional affiliations include Aria Health, Cooper University Health Care, and Lankenau Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patient ratings for Dr. Bartolozzi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bartolozzi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Moyer Award; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs Issue; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America. Dr. Bartolozzi has an open panel.

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

Dr. Paul Mather is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mather include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Mather honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is closed to new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Mather's residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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

Dr. Steven Cohen's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, lower back strain, and soft tissue injury. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Cohen attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,200 - $3,400
  • Medicare Cost: $507 - $1,186
Dr. William James Hozack, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3300 Tillman Drive; 2nd Floor
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. William Hozack specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include knee replacement, osteomyelitis, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Hozack graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Hozack has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. 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. Peter Francis Sharkey, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3300 Tillman Drive; 2nd Floor
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. Peter Sharkey practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharkey include knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sharkey attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sharkey include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.

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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. 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. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. Dr. Dodson's clinical interests include lower back strain, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Dodson is accepting 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. Shari Beth Rudoler, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Knights & Red Lion Roads
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Shari Rudoler's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Rudoler's areas of expertise include the following: brachytherapy (seed implants), pituitary tumor, and acoustic neuroma. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rudoler is affiliated with Aria Health, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital.

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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 an adult cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Tecce's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Tecce is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair

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