We found 30 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 and practices in Wexford, PA. After attending Nueva Granada Military University Faculty of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10 Doctor Award State of Pennsylvania, Vitals; Top 10 Doctor Award Pittsburgh Metropolitan area, Vitals; and On time + Promptness Award, Vitals. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UPMC East and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Heil is a plastic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Heil is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heil accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Heil attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hugo Pfaeffle, who practices in Mars, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Butler, PA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pfaeffle include finger surgery, wrist surgery, and elbow surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pfaeffle takes. Dr. Pfaeffle is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $2,040
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $460
Dr. Michael William Weiss, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6998 Crider Road; Suite 110
Mars, PA
 

Dr. Michael Weiss is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Weiss's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and wrist surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. William Abraham's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Abraham a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abraham takes. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Abraham performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Robert Waltrip is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Waltrip is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Waltrip is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. D. Agnew sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Slippery Rock, PA, and Butler, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Agnew is rated highly by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

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

Dr. Mark Everett Baratz, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Mark Baratz works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. His areas of expertise include the following: upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Baratz is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baratz attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Stephen Muzzonigro, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6998 Crider Road; Suite 110
Mars, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Muzzonigro is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Muzzonigro include hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Muzzonigro average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Muzzonigro is affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Stofman has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Stofman include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Stofman attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Leo Raszewski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
620 Warrendale Road; Treesdale Market Square
Gibsonia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Raszewski's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Raszewski's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Foster Jewell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
400 Northpointe Circle; Suite 101
Seven Fields, PA
 

Dr. Brian Jewell is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jewell include knee replacement, lower extremity problems, and upper extremity problems. Dr. Jewell accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Jewell attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Fowler is an orthopedic surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Clinical interests for Dr. Fowler include hand problems, finger surgery, and wrist arthroscopy. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Thomas Barry Hughes Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Hughes is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Hughes completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. He is especially interested in finger surgery, shoulder replacement, and elbow surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hughes takes. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Neal Kann, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Northpointe Circle; Suite 101
Seven Fields, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kann works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and Seven Fields, PA. Dr. Kann has a special interest in knee replacement and knee arthroscopy. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kann attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement

Dr. Mark Joseph Langhans, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
400 Northpointe Circle; Suite 101
Seven Fields, PA
 

Dr. Mark Langhans is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Langhans include knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Langhans's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant. Dr. Langhans accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Langhans attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (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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