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We found 32 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicare near Bethel Park, PA.

Dr. Kelly Miller Miller, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care
205 Millers Run Road
Bridgeville, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Austin's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Her clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. Patients gave Dr. Austin an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Dr. Austin attended Temple University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Barbara Anne Gaines, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
205 Millers Run Road
Bridgeville, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Gaines, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bridgeville, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). On average, patients gave Dr. Gaines a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaines attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Douglas Andrew Potoka, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Other
205 Millers Run Road
Bridgeville, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Potoka works as a pediatric surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Erie, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Potoka takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. His professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
850 Clairton Boulevard; Suite 2300
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Gene Manzetti's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Manzetti honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $498
Dr. Brian Vassar Heil, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1614 Washington Road; Suite 102
Upper St. Clair, PA
 

Dr. Brian Heil is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Heil include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Patients gave Dr. Heil an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Everett Baratz, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1300 Oxford Drive; Suite 1b
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Mark Baratz specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Cranberry Township, PA, Bethel Park, PA, and Pgh, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Baratz is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baratz's areas of expertise include upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. He is affiliated with UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC Passavant. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Baratz is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. William Walker Barrington, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
1000 Waterdam Plaza Drive; Suite 240
Mcmurray, PA
 

Dr. William Barrington's medical specialty is cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Barrington is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Barrington attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,162 - $3,756
  • Medicare Cost: $494 - $899
Dr. Robert Joseph Goitz, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Robert Goitz is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bethel Park, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goitz include upper extremity problems, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goitz honors. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Dr. Goitz is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Alan Fye, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1300 Oxford Drive; Suite 1b
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Mark Fye works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Fye average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fye takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Fye attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC McKeesport.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Neck Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,565 - $3,556
  • Medicare Cost: $458 - $557
Dr. Bryson Patrick Lesniak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Bryson Lesniak is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lesniak average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include lower extremity problems, upper extremity problems, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Lesniak is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lesniak takes. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Lower Extremity Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ghassan Khalil Bejjani, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
2920 W Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ghassan Bejjani is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Bejjani attended medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bejjani honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Bejjani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,659 - $1,675
  • Medicare Cost: $535 - $556
Dr. Christopher Charles Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1300 Oxford Drive; Suite 1b
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Schmidt's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of finger surgery, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Schmidt's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Finger Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,235 - $3,888
  • Medicare Cost: $174 - $1,060
Dr. Jan Stanislaw Grudziak, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Other, Sports Medicine
1300 Oxford Drive, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Upmc South Hills
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Jan Grudziak is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, foot and ankle surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Bethel Park, PA, and Monroeville, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Grudziak is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Grudziak accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, Dr. Grudziak (or staff) speaks German and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Lower Extremity Problems, Upper Extremity Problems

Dr. Lori L Cherup, MD
Specializes in Other
701 Boyce Road
Bridgeville, PA
 

Dr. Lori Cherup's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cherup takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Michelle Donnellan, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1300 Oxford Drive; Suite 2b
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Nicole Donnellan practices general gynecology in Pittsburgh, PA and Bethel Park, PA. Dr. Donnellan obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Donnellan include minimally invasive surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Donnellan takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Joseph Salvatore Sanfilippo, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Gynecology
1300 Oxford Drive; Suite 2b
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Sanfilippo works as a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sanfilippo include minimally invasive surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanfilippo honors. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Sanfilippo trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Sanfilippo is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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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.