We found 68 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Leap Basic Plus near Bensalem, PA.

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 areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Renza-Stingone's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Westchester Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. He studied medicine at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to 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. Alan Sander Hilibrand, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3300 Tillman Drive; 2nd Floor
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. Alan Hilibrand is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hilibrand include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and knee replacement. Dr. Hilibrand's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Hilibrand studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received distinctions including 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. David Greg Anderson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3300 Tillman Drive; 2nd Floor
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. D. Anderson works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Philadelphia, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and lower back strain. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Anderson graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2010. Dr. Anderson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Asif Ilyas is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. Dr. Ilyas is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ilyas honors. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; Main Line Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. Dr. Ilyas is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Paul Mather's specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mather include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mather has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic mitral valve repair

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Sarcoidosis, Robotic Mitral Valve Repair, ... (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. Dr. Sweet attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweet include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Sweet accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 in Philadelphia, PA, Media, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frederick include meniscus repair, lower back strain, and torticollis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frederick takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Frederick attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency.

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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 sees patients in Media, PA, Bensalem, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include lower back strain, soft tissue injury, and rotator cuff surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Cohen is accepting 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Dodson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dodson include lower back strain, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Dodson is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to 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's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Sharkey trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Sharkey's areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. Dr. Sharkey's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. Dr. Sharkey's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. His practice is open to 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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
380 North Oxford Valley Road; Ground Floor
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Bartolozzi is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bartolozzi has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, shoulder tendonitis, and PCL injury. He is professionally affiliated with Aria Health, Cooper University Health Care, and Lankenau Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Bartolozzi graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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. 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 areas of expertise include knee replacement, osteomyelitis, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). Dr. Hozack's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hozack attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Hozack average 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hozack accepts. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. Dr. Hozack has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Shari Rudoler specializes in radiation oncology. Before completing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rudoler attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Rudoler's areas of expertise include brachytherapy (seed implants), pituitary tumor, and acoustic neuroma. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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. Steven Paul Kutalek, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2813 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Kutalek is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kutalek's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His areas of expertise include medication management, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Kutalek is conversant in Greek. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Abington Health. He welcomes 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
Dr. Charles F Leinberry Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3300 Tillman Drive; 2nd Floor
Bensalem, PA
 

Dr. Charles Leinberry specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leinberry include torticollis, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Nazareth Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Elbow Pain, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Congenital Hand Disorders, Shoulder Pain, ... (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.