We found 39 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Leap Basic near Exton, PA.

Dr. Richard Daniel Ing, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
154 Exton Square Parkway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Richard Ing works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and surgical oncologist in Bryn Mawr, PA and Exton, PA. Patients rated Dr. Ing highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ing's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic duodenal switch

All Interests: Colectomy, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, Laparoscopic Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. John Charles Kucharczuk, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
440 E Marshall Street; Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. John Kucharczuk's specialty is thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Kucharczuk takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kucharczuk has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Gary Wingate is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Exton, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Wingate include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Brandywine Hospital, Main Line Health, and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Wingate graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wingate honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Charles Farber, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
479 Thomas Jones Way; Suite 300
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Farber's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Farber's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: clubfoot, achilles tendon problems, and hammer toe. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
491 John Young Way; Baxter Building, Suite 100
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Charles Odgers practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Malvern, PA, Exton, PA, and Collegeville, PA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Odgers's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Odgers is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Odgers completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Proximal Row Carpectomy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan P Garino, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
491 John Young Way; Suite 210
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Garino's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Garino at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garino accepts. He has an open panel. Dr. Garino attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Garino speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Aspiration, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Paul Kim is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
495 Thomas Jones Way; Suite 210 Main Line Health Center
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Carol Coldren's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Coldren is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coldren include menopause, hysterosalpingography, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Coldren is affiliated with Main Line Health. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , hysteroscopic myomectomy , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Menopause, Hysterosalpingography, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Patrick Singer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. David Singer works as a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singer include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Singer completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francine A Cedrone, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Francine Cedrone's specialty is plastic surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and rhinoplasty. Dr. Cedrone is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Cedrone attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
491 John Young Way; Baxter Building, Suite 210
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Robert Ruggiero is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, rotator cuff surgery, and facet injection. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ruggiero at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruggiero graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Proximal Row Carpectomy, Bursitis, Spinal Fusion, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Facet ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 37
  • Charge (avg.): $2,221 - $2,253
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $549 - $620
Dr. Howard S Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Caplan accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Caplan is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Joseph Lyons, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
479 Thomas Jones Way; Suite 300
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Lyons is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Exton, PA, West Grove, PA, and Berwyn, PA. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include second opinions, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. Dr. Lyons accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lyons graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. His professional affiliations include Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Second Opinions, Fibula Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Frankel is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Exton, PA and Audubon, PA. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and ACL reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Brandywine Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Main Line Health. Dr. Frankel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Frankel has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frankel takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Bursitis, Hammer Toe, Knee Problems, Strains, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,693
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $493
Dr. Shirley Shiiuh-Leei Shih, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
795 East Marshall Street; Suite G2
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Shirley Shih is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Shih attended medical school at Albany Medical College. She trained at George Washington University Medical Center for her residency. She is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Shih is rated highly by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Her professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Kenneth A Witterholt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Witterholt is a medical specialist in general surgery. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Medical Center of Delaware, Newark. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Witterholt has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $3,094
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $703

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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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