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 is a pediatric surgeon and intensive care specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bridgeville, PA. Dr. Austin's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Austin completed her residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. 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 specializes in pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Gaines's clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gaines is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Gaines's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Erie, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Potoka honors. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He 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

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

Dr. Gene Manzetti specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Manzetti is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Manzetti studied medicine at 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 specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Heil's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heil accepts. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (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. Dr. Baratz speaks French. He has a special interest in upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. His professional affiliations include UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC Passavant. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Baratz's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Baratz is in-network for 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 works in Pittsburgh, PA, McMurray, PA, and Monroeville, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Barrington at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Barrington's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,162 - $3,756
  • Medicare Cost: $494 - $899
Dr. Ghassan Khalil Bejjani, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
2920 W Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ghassan Bejjani's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Bejjani (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Bejjani is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC St. Margaret. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for his residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bejjani is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,659 - $1,675
  • Medicare Cost: $535 - $556
Dr. Robert Joseph Goitz, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Robert Goitz specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bethel Park, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Goitz include upper extremity problems, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Goitz has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Goitz attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Fye average 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fye honors. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 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. 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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Grudziak's clinical interests include shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After completing medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). 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. Christopher Charles Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1300 Oxford Drive; Suite 1b
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Schmidt works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of finger surgery, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Schmidt completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Schmidt is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Bryson Patrick Lesniak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Bryson Lesniak's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Bethel Park, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Lesniak average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lesniak is especially interested in lower extremity problems, upper extremity problems, and knee arthroscopy. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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

Dr. Lori Cherup's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Cherup is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cherup accepts. Dr. Cherup is a graduate of 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. Joseph Salvatore Sanfilippo, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Gynecology
1300 Oxford Drive; Suite 2b
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Sanfilippo's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Sanfilippo obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. In his practice, Dr. Sanfilippo focuses on minimally invasive surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Passavant.

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Nicole Donnellan, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Bethel Park, PA, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Donnellan include minimally invasive surgery. She is affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program.

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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.