We found 3 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept TRICARE near Hanover, PA.

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

Dr. Jonathan Roth is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Roth attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Roth trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Packer's residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. Dr. Packer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. His practice 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). These areas are among his clinical interests: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydronephrosis. Dr. Dean is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). 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 is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dean has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.