Finding Providers
loading

We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Mars, PA.

Dr. Julio A Clavijo-Alvarez, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1000 Stonewood Drive; Suite 320
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez specializes in plastic surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Nueva Granada Military University Faculty of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East and UPMC Passavant.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Vassar Heil, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
14000 Perry Highway; Suite 200
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Brian Heil sees patients in Cranberry Township, PA, Upper Saint Clair, PA, and McMurray, PA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Heil include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Heil graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Heil completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). On average, patients gave Dr. Heil a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. William David Abraham, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6998 Crider Road; Suite 110
Mars, PA
 

Dr. William Abraham is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Abraham's clinical interests encompass hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. Dr. Abraham is affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip Surgery

Dr. Guy Marc Stofman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
125 Warrendale - Bayne Road; Room 150
Warrendale, PA
 

Dr. Guy Stofman works as a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Stofman is affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC St. Margaret. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Stofman attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Stofman takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Kelly Agnew, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6998 Crider Road; Suite 110
Mars, PA
 

Dr. D. Agnew's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Agnew takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip Surgery

Dr. Hugo James Pfaeffle, PhD, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6998 Crider Road; Suite 110
Mars, PA
 

Dr. H. Pfaeffle is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Mars, PA and Butler, PA. His clinical interests include finger surgery, wrist surgery, and elbow surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Pfaeffle a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Pfaeffle is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Finger Surgery, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,040
  • Medicare Cost: $460
Dr. Mark Everett Baratz, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Mark Baratz is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks French. His areas of clinical interest consist of upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Baratz's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC Passavant. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Baratz completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient ratings for Dr. Baratz average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baratz accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. John Roy Fowler Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. John Fowler works as an orthopedic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and Cranberry Township, PA. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Fowler has indicated that his clinical interests include finger surgery, upper extremity problems, and wrist arthroscopy. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Finger Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lee Waltrip, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6998 Crider Road; Suite 110
Mars, PA
 

Dr. Robert Waltrip is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Waltrip is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Waltrip's areas of expertise include the following: knee arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. Dr. Waltrip is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,220 - $3,808
  • Medicare Cost: $174 - $1,060
Dr. Richard Leo Raszewski, MD
Specializes in Other
620 Warrendale Road; Treesdale Market Square
Gibsonia, PA
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Richard Raszewski include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Raszewski graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Joseph Goitz, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Robert Goitz is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goitz include upper extremity problems, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Goitz honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Goitz is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Alan Fye, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12680 Perry Highway; Suite 201
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Mark Fye practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Fye attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fye at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC McKeesport.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Neck Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,565 - $3,556
  • Medicare Cost: $458 - $557
Dr. Evan Cary Adelstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3 St Francis Way
Cranberry, PA
 

Dr. Evan Adelstein specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Adelstein attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Adelstein is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,162
  • Medicare Cost: $494
Dr. Thomas Barry Hughes Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Hughes' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hughes's areas of expertise include the following: finger surgery, shoulder replacement, and elbow surgery. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hughes trained at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Hughes is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Passavant.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Finger Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Scott Kanter, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12680 Perry Highway; 2nd Floor
Wexord, PA
 

Dr. Adam Kanter is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kanter include minimally invasive surgery and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Kanter is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC St. Margaret. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kanter accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,490
  • Medicare Cost: $1,072
Dr. John M Richmond, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive; Suite 100
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. John Richmond sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Slippery Rock, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in knee arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Richmond is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. Dr. Richmond is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Richmond attended Temple University School of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $751
  • Medicare Cost: $256

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.