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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 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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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 practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Erie, PA. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Fitzgibbon attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Fitzgibbon has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Fitzgibbon is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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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 pediatric surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Erie, PA, and Sewickley, PA. She has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Katz takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Katz's training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her 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. 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. Dr. Scholz's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scholz attended medical school at the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Scholz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German, French, and Latin. 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

Dr. Jean Badri Moubarak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
120 E 2nd Street; Suite 2
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Jean Moubarak is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Moubarak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is 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 works as a cardiac electrophysiologist. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hayes honors. Dr. Hayes 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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Dr. Cortina is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Cortina completed his residency training at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient ratings for Dr. Cortina average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. John Hood is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hood include upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hood is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center. 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. Mary Beth Cermak, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
300 State Street; Suite 205
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Marybeth Cermak, who practices in Erie, PA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cermak include upper extremity problems and wrist arthroscopy. She is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Dr. Cermak's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Cermak's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Nick Stefanovski, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Peach Street; Suite 400
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Nick Stefanovski is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Stefanovski obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Stefanovski include hip replacement, knee replacement, and hip arthroscopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Stefanovski 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

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,957 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $172 - $1,044
Dr. Robert Joseph Ferraro, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
120 E. 2nd Street; 2nd Floor
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Robert Ferraro is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Ferraro is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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. Carl Yang-Il Seon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
300 State Street; Suite 400a
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Carl Seon specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Erie, PA. 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. These areas are among Dr. Seon's clinical interests: lower extremity problems, upper extremity problems, and fractures (broken bones). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. 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

  • 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, who practices in Erie, PA, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Delullo's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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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 specializes in general surgery and practices in Erie, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Dexter is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dexter is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. 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. Dr. Dexter is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,019
  • Medicare Cost: $614
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2315 Myrtle Street; Suite 190
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Buetikofer is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,140
  • Medicare Cost: $520
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Specializes in Surgery
2315 Myrtle Street; Suite 290
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Scott Bedwell is a specialist in surgery. He works in Erie, PA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Bedwell takes 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.