We found 39 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). His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and laparoscopic duodenal switch. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ing at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Ing is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. 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 is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kucharczuk is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kucharczuk trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kucharczuk include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Gary Wingate is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Wingate is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Wingate's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wingate completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wingate has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Wingate is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. 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. Daniel Charles Farber, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
479 Thomas Jones Way; Suite 300
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Farber is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Exton, PA. Dr. Farber has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Farber include clubfoot, achilles tendon problems, and hammer toe. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in Malvern, PA, Exton, PA, and Collegeville, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Odgers's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is open to new patients. Dr. Odgers attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Odgers trained 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Garino at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Garino include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna HSA, and more. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Dr. Garino attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He 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 plastic surgery specialist in Exton, PA. 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. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kim's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He welcomes 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, hysterosalpingography, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Coldren has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coldren honors. Dr. Coldren is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Abington Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. She is not accepting 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 specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Singer's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Singer attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He 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)

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

Dr. Robert Ruggiero practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ruggiero include hip replacement, rotator cuff surgery, and facet injection. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ruggiero attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Ruggiero's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caplan include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Caplan takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Injectable ... (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 Drexel Hill, PA, West Chester, PA, and Havertown, PA. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Waters is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Waters completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). 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. Christopher Joseph Lyons, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
479 Thomas Jones Way; Suite 300
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Lyons' specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyons include second opinions, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. Dr. Lyons is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Lyons is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. 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)

Dr. Cheston Simmons Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Suite 1, Building A
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Cheston Simmons practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Simmons include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, minimally invasive knee replacement, and ankle fracture. Patient reviews placed Dr. Simmons at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Simmons is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

All Interests: Prosthetics, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hip Problems, Bone Spurs, Ankle Fracture, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Frankel sees patients in Exton, PA and Audubon, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Frankel has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and ACL reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chester County Hospital and Main Line Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Frankel studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Shih is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She graduated from Albany Medical College and then she performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shih takes. Dr. Shih's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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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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