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We found 41 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 is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Bryn Mawr, PA and Exton, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ing include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. Dr. Ing is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ing is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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 area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Kucharczuk takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kucharczuk has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Gary Wingate specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wingate honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Wingate's professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He is accepting 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 Anne Cedrone, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Francine Cedrone, who practices in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Exton, PA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cedrone include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and rhinoplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Cedrone average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Cedrone attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cedrone's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Singer include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Singer's professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Singer's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Samir Nalin Parikh, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
795 East Marshall Street; Suite G2
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Samir Parikh's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include sigmoidoscopy, rectal cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Parikh graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at York Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Published research in Radiation Proctitis. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Parikh has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colectomy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Justice Odgers IV, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
491 John Young Way; Baxter Building, Suite 100
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Charles Odgers practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, rotator cuff surgery, and facet injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Odgers is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Odgers trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Odgers's professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Odgers's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Tendonitis, Strains, Facet Injection, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Hip Replacement, Rotator ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,416 - $4,070
  • Medicare Cost: $194 - $1,186
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 general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Shih has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shih include colorectal surgery procedures. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Shih's training includes a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Paul Sung Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Paul Kim practices plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Kim an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Kim completed his residency training at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Carol Lynne Coldren, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
495 Thomas Jones Way; Suite 210 Main Line Health Center
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Carol Coldren works as a general OB/GYN. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and hysteroscopy. Dr. Coldren is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Coldren is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hysteroscopy, Female Sexual Dysfunction, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Steven Frankel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Frankel's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frankel include hip replacement, hammer toe, and bursitis. He is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. Dr. Frankel is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. The average patient rating for Dr. Frankel is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Frankel is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Bursitis, Hammer Toe, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,693
  • Medicare Cost: $493
Dr. Robert Anthony Ruggiero Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
491 John Young Way; Baxter Building, Suite 210
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Robert Ruggiero specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ruggiero average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, hip replacement, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Ruggiero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ruggiero's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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Clinical Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Spinal Fusion, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Facet Injection, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,221 - $2,253
  • Medicare Cost: $549 - $620
Dr. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Mark Schuster, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
440 East Marshall Street
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. James Schuster's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schuster include pain, spine microsurgery, and metastatic cancer. Dr. Schuster's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schuster takes. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Degenerative Disc Disease, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Donelle Rhoads is a general surgeon. Her clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, breast cancer surgery, and burns. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhoads honors. Dr. Rhoads is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. She is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. Dr. Rhoads welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Burns, Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,094
  • Medicare Cost: $707
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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
491 John Young Way; Suite 200
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Robert Ruggiero practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of hip replacement, bursitis, and synovectomy. Dr. Ruggiero accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ruggiero completed residency programs at Temple University Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Ruggiero is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Knee Problems, Strains, Arthritis, Sprains, Hip Replacement, Osteotomy, Foot ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,378 - $3,952
  • Medicare Cost: $449 - $554

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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.