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's medical specialty is pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Austin focuses on minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Austin is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Austin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Dr. Austin attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Stefan Scholz is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scholz include minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with 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. Dr. Scholz studied medicine at the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Scholz (or staff) speaks German, French, and Latin.

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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 works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon in Erie, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzgibbon honors. Dr. Fitzgibbon attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. 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's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Dr. Katz's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. Her professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Her training includes residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Kirk Steehler practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Erie, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Steehler is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Steehler graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital. Dr. Steehler is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $939
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $326
Dr. Mark T Bloomstine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
204 West 26th Street
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Mark Bloomstine sees patients in Erie, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bloomstine's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bloomstine trained at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Bloomstine is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (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). Dr. Hayes is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. 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. Jeffrey Anthony Nechleba, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Peach Street; Suite 400
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Nechleba works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nechleba include hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Dr. Nechleba attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Nechleba is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. John Lubahn's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, and orthopedic oncology. He is especially interested in wrist arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Lubahn is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Lubahn's training includes a residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Wrist Arthroscopy

Dr. Mark Anthony Krahe, DO
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Peach Street; Suite 400
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Mark Krahe's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Krahe include fractures (broken bones) and knee arthroscopy. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at South Pointe Hospital. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy

Dr. Robert Joseph Ferraro, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
120 E. 2nd Street; 2nd Floor
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Robert Ferraro is an interventional cardiology specialist. Patients rated Dr. Ferraro highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Ferraro completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,688 - $3,665
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Seon include lower extremity problems, upper extremity problems, and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Seon is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Seon 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. David Patrick Williams, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery
100 Peach Street; Suite 400
Erie, PA
 

Dr. D. Williams is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and hand surgery. His clinical interests include wrist arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and elbow surgery. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Grandview Medical Center for residency. Dr. Williams is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Wrist Arthroscopy

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

Dr. Gary Cortina's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Erie, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cortina include hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Cortina a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Cortina obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed 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, 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 an orthopedic trauma and sports medicine specialist in Erie, PA. Dr. Delullo 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). In his practice, he is particularly interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. He honors 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

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

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

Dr. John Hood is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hood attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hamot Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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