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Specializes in Urology
1521 8th Avenue; Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Packer's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Packer is accepting new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Urology
1521 8th Avenue; Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Dean is an urologist. Dr. Dean's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and hypospadias. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dean has an open panel. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.

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

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

Specializes in Urology
1521 8th Avenue; Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Roth has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Roth include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He is open to new patients. Dr. Roth obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, ... (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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