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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 is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Bryn Mawr, PA and Exton, PA. Dr. Ing is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Ing 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 chest surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kucharczuk include cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kucharczuk attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. 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)

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

Dr. Gary Wingate's specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wingate is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Wingate's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wingate'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. David Patrick Singer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. David Singer, who practices in Paoli, PA and West Chester, PA, is a medical specialist in 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 studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Singer trained at Rhode Island Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Singer an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singer has an open panel.

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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 practices colon & rectal surgery in Media, PA and West Chester, PA. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, rectal cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Parikh attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital. Dr. Parikh has received the following distinction: Published research in Radiation Proctitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He 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, who practices in Malvern, PA, Exton, PA, and Collegeville, PA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Odgers's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, rotator cuff surgery, and facet injection. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Odgers completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Shih include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Shih's professional affiliations include Penn Medicine, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Shih is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Dana Waters specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in West Chester, PA, Drexel Hill, PA, and Havertown, PA. Her professional affiliations include Penn Medicine and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Her residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). On average, patients gave Dr. Waters a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Waters 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. Paul Sung Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Paul Kim's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. Dr. Kim has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Kim's medical residency was performed 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. Andrew Steven Frankel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Frankel is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, hammer toe, and bursitis. Dr. Frankel takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Frankel attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Frankel's office for an appointment.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Malvern, PA, Exton, PA, and Collegeville, PA. Dr. Ruggiero is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ruggiero completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, hip replacement, and rotator cuff surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ruggiero is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Carol Coldren practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Exton, PA and Paoli, PA. These areas are among Dr. Coldren's clinical interests: menopause, hysterosalpingography, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is affiliated with Main Line Health. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Coldren a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Female Sexual ... (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's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. He practices in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caplan accepts. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schuster include pain, spine microsurgery, and metastatic cancer. Dr. Schuster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Schuster has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as a general surgeon in West Chester, PA. Dr. Rhoads's areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, breast cancer surgery, and burns. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Rhoads attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Penn Medicine and Main Line Health. She 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, bursitis, and synovectomy. Dr. Ruggiero is affiliated with Main Line Health. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Ruggiero trained at Temple University Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is accepting new patients.

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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.