We found 29 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 areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); she sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bridgeville, PA. She is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery. Her professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Austin graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Patients rated Dr. Austin highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Austin accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Aviva Lynn Katz, MA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
118 East 2nd Street; W1150
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Aviva Katz sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Erie, PA, and Sewickley, PA. Her medical specialty is pediatric surgery. She is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Katz accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Her residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Katz's 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. 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 in Erie, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Fitzgibbon's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Fitzgibbon 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. Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
118 East 2nd Street; W1150
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Stefan Scholz specializes in pediatric surgery. Dr. Scholz obtained his medical school training at the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scholz include minimally invasive surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scholz honors. Dr. Scholz (or staff) speaks German, French, and Latin. His 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. 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. Patients rated Dr. Cermak highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in upper extremity problems and wrist arthroscopy. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Cermak attended Temple University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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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. Kelly Lynne Hayes, PhD, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
120 E 2nd Street; 2nd Floor
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Hayes' specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing her residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Dr. Hayes attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hayes 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. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Cortina average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cortina's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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 sees patients in Erie, PA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hood has indicated that his clinical interests include upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Dr. Hood takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hamot Medical Center for residency.

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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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Seon's clinical interests: lower extremity problems, upper extremity problems, and fractures (broken bones). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Seon attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. He is professionally 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. James Anthony Delullo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
300 State Street; Suite 400a
Erie, PA
 

Dr. James Delullo works as an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Delullo's areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. He accepts 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: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Lower Extremity Problems, Upper Extremity ... (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 has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and hip arthroscopy. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Stefanovski 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $1,957 - $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $172 - $1,044
Dr. Steven John Heaney, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
510 Cranberry Street; Building 2, Suite 240
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Steven Heaney specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Meadville, PA and Erie, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Heaney average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heaney's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with St. Vincent's Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heaney honors. Before performing his residency at Guthrie Health, Dr. Heaney attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Lubahn, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Oncology
300 State Street; Suite 205
Erie, PA
 

Dr. John Lubahn works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, hand surgeon, and oncologist in Erie, PA. Dr. Lubahn graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: wrist arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Lubahn is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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 is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buetikofer attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,140
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $520

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Peach Street; Suite 400
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Fessler practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Erie, PA. His areas of clinical interest consist of hip replacement, knee replacement, and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Dr. Fessler is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. Michael Alan Scutella, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
100 Peach Street; Suite 300
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Michael Scutella is a general gynecology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scutella accepts. Dr. Scutella graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Scutella trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $267

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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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