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We found 33 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry Gold near Erie, PA.

Dr. Kelly Miller Miller, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care
118 East 2nd Street; W1150
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Austin's specialties are pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Austin include minimally invasive surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Austin is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Leo David Fitzgibbon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4th Floor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Cardia.; 120 E. 2nd Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Leo Fitzgibbon is a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The average patient rating for Dr. Fitzgibbon is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzgibbon honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,346 - $7,584
  • Medicare Cost: $923 - $1,185
Dr. Aviva Lynn Katz, MA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
118 East 2nd Street; W1150
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Aviva Katz is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Katz accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her 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

Dr. Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
118 East 2nd Street; W1150
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Stefan Scholz is a pediatric surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Scholz's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Scholz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German, French, and Latin. Dr. Scholz'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. Jean Badri Moubarak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
120 E 2nd Street; Suite 2
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Jean Moubarak is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Moubarak graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moubarak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,900 - $2,704
  • Medicare Cost: $407 - $880
Dr. Kelly Lynne Hayes, PhD, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
120 E 2nd Street; 2nd Floor
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Hayes' area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hayes takes. Before performing her residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Dr. Hayes attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,440 - $2,704
  • Medicare Cost: $437 - $885
Dr. Gary John Cortina, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
201 State Street; 8th Floor
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Gary Cortina is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cortina takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Cortina is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lower Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Beth Cermak, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
300 State Street; Suite 205
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Marybeth Cermak is a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist in Erie, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Cermak average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cermak include upper extremity problems and wrist arthroscopy. Dr. Cermak is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Dr. Cermak takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Cermak attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Problems, Upper Extremity Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Hood, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
300 State Street; Suite 205
Erie, PA
 

Dr. John Hood specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hood include upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Carl Yang-Il Seon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
300 State Street; Suite 400a
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Carl Seon is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Seon include lower extremity problems, upper extremity problems, and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Seon is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Before completing his residency at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Seon attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Seon accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Lower Extremity Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,044
Dr. James Anthony Delullo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
300 State Street; Suite 400a
Erie, PA
 

Dr. James Delullo practices orthopedic trauma and sports medicine in Erie, PA. He has a special interest in hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. Dr. Delullo is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lower Extremity Problems, Upper Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. David William Dexter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7th Floor, Hamot Professional Building; 104 E. 2nd Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. David Dexter is a general surgery specialist in Erie, PA. Dr. Dexter is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Before performing his residency at Miami Valley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University, Dr. Dexter attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dexter honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,019
  • Medicare Cost: $614
Dr. Nick Stefanovski, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Peach Street; Suite 400
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Nick Stefanovski specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Stefanovski performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and hip arthroscopy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Stefanovski honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lower ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,957 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $172 - $1,044
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2315 Myrtle Street; Suite 190
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Buetikofer's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Erie, PA and Meadville, PA. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,140
  • Medicare Cost: $520
Dr. Robert Joseph Ferraro, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
120 E. 2nd Street; 2nd Floor
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Robert Ferraro is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Ferraro has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ferraro is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,688 - $3,665
  • Medicare Cost: $923 - $1,161
Dr. Scott Harold Bedwell, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2315 Myrtle Street; Suite 290
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Scott Bedwell practices surgery in Erie, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Bedwell speaks Spanish. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,443
  • Medicare Cost: $601

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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.