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We found 41 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry HMO 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Ing is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Ing is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He welcomes 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 works as a thoracic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and West Chester, PA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wingate is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Wingate's hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Wingate 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)

Dana Denise Harris
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
520 Maple Avenue; Suite 1
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Dana Waters' areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; she sees patients in West Chester, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Havertown, PA. Dr. Waters's hospital/clinic affiliations include Chester County Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. For her residency, Dr. Waters trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She has received the distinction of Thromboembolism Following Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Case Series and Literature Review.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Wounds, Reconstructive ... (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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Singer takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Singer's medical residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Singer 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. Samir Nalin Parikh, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
795 East Marshall Street; Suite G2
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Samir Parikh is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, rectal cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Parikh is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parikh's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of York Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinction: 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)

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

Dr. Paul Kim's specialties are plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He practices in Exton, PA. Dr. Kim's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Kim's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received the distinction of 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)

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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Malvern, PA, Exton, PA, and Collegeville, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, rotator cuff surgery, and facet injection. Dr. Odgers honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Odgers's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Odgers has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shih include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Shih's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Shih's hospital/clinic 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. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Caplan's professional 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, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 202
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Fitzpatrick is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fitzpatrick include warts, renal artery stenosis, and kidney stones. The average patient rating for Dr. Fitzpatrick is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fitzpatrick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Dr. Fitzpatrick has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Warts, Cyst, Kidney Stones, Renal Artery Stenosis, Kidney Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,800 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $738 - $854
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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
495 Thomas Jones Way; Suite 210 Main Line Health Center
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Carol Coldren's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Coldren an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, hysterosalpingography, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is affiliated with Main Line Health. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Coldren is not accepting new patients at this time. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Coldren trained at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Andrew Frankel practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Exton, PA and Audubon, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Frankel include hip replacement, hammer toe, and bursitis. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Frankel's residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Main Line Health. His practice 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 clinical interests include back pain, hip replacement, and rotator cuff surgery. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Ruggiero's professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. Alexander P Anthopoulos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
154 Exton Square Parkway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Anthopoulos practices general obstetrics & gynecology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Anthopoulos's clinical interests: hysterosalpingography, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and endometrial biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Anthopoulos attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hysteroscopic myomectomy , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysterosalpingography, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polycystic Ovary ... (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 surgery specialist. Her clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, breast cancer surgery, and burns. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Rhoads graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lankenau Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Dr. Rhoads's practice is open to 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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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.