We found 36 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 sees patients in Bryn Mawr, PA and Exton, PA. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Ing focuses on laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ing accepts. Dr. Ing welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kucharczuk 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. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. Dr. Kucharczuk's professional 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's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wingate is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Wingate has received the following distinction: 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. Francine Anne Cedrone, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Francine Cedrone works as a plastic surgeon. Her areas of expertise include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and rhinoplasty. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cedrone is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cedrone is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Main Line Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, ... (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 in Paoli, PA and West Chester, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Singer attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Singer takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Samir Nalin Parikh, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
795 East Marshall Street; Suite G2
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Samir Parikh is a colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Parikh include sigmoidoscopy, rectal cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Parikh accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at York Hospital, Dr. Parikh attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He has received the distinction of Published research in Radiation Proctitis.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Paul Kim's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Kim performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Kim's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Exton, PA and Paoli, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Coldren include menopause, hysterosalpingography, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Coldren is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Unfortunately, Dr. Coldren is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Dr. Caplan's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Caplan trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Caplan's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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 physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Shih's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shih accepts. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Shih attended medical school at Albany Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Andrew Frankel's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frankel include hip replacement, knee problems, and ACL reconstruction. Dr. Frankel's professional affiliations include Chester County Hospital and Main Line Health. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Frankel accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Bursitis, Hammer Toe, Strains, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,693
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $493
Dr. Alexander P Anthopoulos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
154 Exton Square Parkway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Anthopoulos is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Wynnewood, PA, Paoli, PA, and Collegeville, PA. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: hysterosalpingography, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Anthopoulos has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Anthopoulos is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hysteroscopic myomectomy , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysterosalpingography, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Ruggiero specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, rotator cuff surgery, and facet injection. Dr. Ruggiero is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He 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. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ruggiero's office for an appointment.

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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. Kenneth Patrick Collins, MD
Specializes in Urology
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 202
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Collins specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Collins attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
491 John Young Way; Suite 200
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Robert Ruggiero is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruggiero include hip replacement, bursitis, and synovectomy. Dr. Ruggiero is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Ruggiero (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Ruggiero's professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $3,378 - $3,952
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $449 - $554
Dr. Donald Herbert Andersen, MD
Specializes in Urology
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 202
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Donald Andersen is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in West Chester, PA, Coatesville, PA, and Paoli, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include warts, renal artery stenosis, and polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Andersen takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Andersen attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Andersen has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Doctors 2015, 2016. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Warts, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cysts, Sleep Disorders, Kidney Stones, Da Vinci Surgery, Renal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,818
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $302

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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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