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We found 35 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 is a pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bridgeville, PA. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Austin honors. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric surgery. She works in Pittsburgh, PA, Erie, PA, and Sewickley, PA. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Katz focuses on minimally invasive surgery. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Fitzgibbon's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Fitzgibbon attended New York Medical College for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Stefan Scholz's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Dr. Scholz attended medical school at the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scholz include minimally invasive surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Scholz (or staff) is conversant in German, French, and Latin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Moubarak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,900 - $2,704
  • Medicare Cost: $407 - $880
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 in Erie, PA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cermak's clinical interests: upper extremity problems and wrist arthroscopy. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cermak accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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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 is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hayes completed her residency training at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cortina include hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. Dr. Cortina is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hamot Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Erie, PA. Dr. Hood's areas of expertise include the following: upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hood is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Erie, PA. Dr. Seon's clinical interests include lower extremity problems, upper extremity problems, and fractures (broken bones). He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. 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 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 is an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist. He is especially interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and lower extremity problems. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Dr. Delullo 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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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 orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stefanovski include hip replacement, knee replacement, and hip arthroscopy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stefanovski accepts. He attended Temple University 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: , 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. John David Lubahn, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Oncology
300 State Street; Suite 205
Erie, PA
 

Dr. John Lubahn is a pediatric orthopedist, hand surgeon, and oncologist in Erie, PA. He has a special interest in wrist arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Lubahn is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 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)

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

Dr. David Dexter is an Erie, PA physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Dexter attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Miami Valley Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Buetikofer honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,140
  • Medicare Cost: $520
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Peach Street; Suite 400
Erie, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Fessler is an orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot. Dr. Fessler takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

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

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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.