We found 31 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry Gold near Erie, PA.

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

Dr. Kelly Austin practices pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Austin include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Austin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Austin takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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
120 E 2nd Street; 4th Floor
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Leo Fitzgibbon is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Fitzgibbon graduated from New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $3,346 - $7,584
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $923 - $1,185
Dr. Aviva Lynn Katz, MA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
118 East 2nd Street; W1150
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Aviva Katz works as a pediatric surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA, Erie, PA, and Sewickley, PA. Dr. Katz's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. She is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz's training includes residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Stefan Scholz, who practices in Sewickley, PA, Erie, PA, and Johnstown, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. Dr. Scholz (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, French, and Latin. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. His professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. After attending the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. The average patient rating for Dr. Scholz is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Mark Theodore Bloomstine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
204 West 26th Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Mark Bloomstine's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Bloomstine honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bloomstine's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (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 practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Cermak attended Temple University School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include upper extremity problems and wrist arthroscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Cermak is 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cermak accepts. She is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Upper Extremity Problems, Wrist Arthroscopy

Dr. Gary John Cortina, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
300 State Street; 3rd Floor
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Gary Cortina is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Cortina's medical residency was performed at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Cortina include hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. 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. James Anthony Delullo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
300 State Street; Suite 400a
Erie, PA
 

Dr. James Delullo is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Delullo's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. He 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). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delullo honors.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. John Hood is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hood has indicated that his clinical interests include upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Hood attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hamot Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Patrick Peter Bosch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1645 West 8th Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Bosch is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bosch speaks German. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lower extremity problems. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient ratings for Dr. Bosch average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk William Steehler, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3580 Peach Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Kirk Steehler is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Before completing his residency at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital, Dr. Steehler attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Steehler's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $939
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $326
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 Erie, PA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Seon include lower extremity problems, upper extremity problems, and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Seon accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,044
Dr. Kelly Lynne Hayes, PhD, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
120 E 2nd Street; 2nd Floor
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Hayes specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Hayes is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of Medical Center Hospital of Vermont's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 77
  • Charge (avg.): $2,440 - $2,704
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $437 - $885
Dr. Nick Stefanovski, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Peach Street; Suite 400
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Nick Stefanovski's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Erie, PA. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Stefanovski trained at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and hip arthroscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Stefanovski is 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stefanovski accepts. He is 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $1,957 - $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $172 - $1,044
Dr. Michael Alan Scutella, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
100 Peach Street; Suite 300
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Michael Scutella practices general gynecology in Erie, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Dr. Scutella is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $267
Dr. Jeffrey Anthony Nechleba, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Peach Street; Suite 400
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Nechleba is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Erie, PA. Dr. Nechleba obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

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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.
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