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We found 18 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Silver Compass HSA 2000 near Bridgeville, 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 surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bridgeville, PA. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Austin honors. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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' specialties are pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bridgeville, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gaines at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. Dr. Gaines's professional affiliations include 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. Douglas Andrew Potoka, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Other
205 Millers Run Road
Bridgeville, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Potoka's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Potoka's professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He is an in-network provider for 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 then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Heil 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. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: 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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Baratz speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baratz include upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. He is affiliated with UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC Passavant. Dr. Baratz graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The average patient rating for Dr. Baratz is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ghassan Bejjani's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Dr. Bejjani (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC St. Margaret. Dr. Bejjani obtained his medical school training at Saint Joseph University of Beirut and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bejjani is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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 sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bethel Park, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Goitz average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: upper extremity problems, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His hospital/clinic 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC McKeesport. Dr. Fye's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fye takes.

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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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Polish. His areas of clinical interest consist of shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He obtained his medical school training at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients rated Dr. Grudziak highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Bethel Park, PA, and Washington, PA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in finger surgery, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schmidt honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with 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. Bryson Patrick Lesniak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1300 Oxford Drive
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Bryson Lesniak's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Lesniak has indicated that his clinical interests include lower extremity problems, upper extremity problems, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Lori L Cherup, MD
Specializes in Other
701 Boyce Road at Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA
 

Dr. Lori Cherup is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Clinical interests for Dr. Cherup include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Cherup honors 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. Joseph Salvatore Sanfilippo, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Gynecology
1300 Oxford Drive; Suite 2b
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Sanfilippo is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sanfilippo's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Sanfilippo graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He 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

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

Dr. Nicole Donnellan's medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Donnellan has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. She is affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Dr. Donnellan honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Donnellan attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Robert Whipple Bragdon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1050 Bower Hill Road; Suite 105
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Robert Bragdon works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Bragdon attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bragdon takes United Healthcare Compass, Coventry, Coventry HSA, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Andrew H Voigt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1300 Oxford Drive; Suite 1a
Bethel Park, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Voigt is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Pittsburgh, PA and Bethel Park, PA. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Medical Center for residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Voigt takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Voigt's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000 - $3,756
  • Medicare Cost: $371 - $899

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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.