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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 specializes in pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Austin's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Austin accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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' medical specialty is pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In her practice, Dr. Gaines focuses on minimally invasive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gaines is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Gaines's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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's specialty is pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Potoka include minimally invasive surgery. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is affiliated with 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 area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Manzetti takes 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 sees patients in Cranberry Township, PA, Upper Saint Clair, PA, and McMurray, PA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Heil include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Heil graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Heil completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). On average, patients gave Dr. Heil a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to 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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks French. His areas of clinical interest consist of upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Baratz's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC Passavant. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Baratz completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient ratings for Dr. Baratz average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baratz accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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 is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Barrington trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Barrington has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Barrington takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. His professional affiliations include 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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goitz include upper extremity problems, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Goitz honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). 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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Fye attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fye at an average 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. 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. Ghassan Khalil Bejjani, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
2920 W Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ghassan Bejjani is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Bejjani's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bejjani accepts. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Bejjani attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Bejjani (or staff) speaks 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. Bryson Patrick Lesniak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Bryson Lesniak specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in lower extremity problems, upper extremity problems, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Lesniak is affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Lesniak attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Christopher Charles Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1300 Oxford Drive; Suite 1b
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Schmidt is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schmidt include finger surgery, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Schmidt is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Schmidt studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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

Dr. Lori Cherup studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Clinical interests for Dr. Cherup include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cherup's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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 physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine. He graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has a special interest in shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Grudziak's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Grudziak (or staff) is conversant in German and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Nicole Donnellan is a specialist in general gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Donnellan is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Donnellan's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Antonio J Ripepi, MD
Specializes in Surgery
500 Lewis Run Road; Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Antonio Ripepi's specialty is surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patient ratings for Dr. Ripepi average 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ripepi honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $783
  • Medicare Cost: $394

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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.