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Dr. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
1521 8th Avenue; Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth takes. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Gordon Packer, MD
Specializes in Urology
1521 8th Avenue; Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Packer's areas of expertise include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Packer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Edwin Dean, MD
Specializes in Urology
1521 8th Avenue; Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Dean's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Dean include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydronephrosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Dean has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney ... (Read more)

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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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