We found 27 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 is a plastic surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez attended Nueva Granada Military University Faculty of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez include: Top 10 Doctor Award State of Pennsylvania, Vitals; Top 10 Doctor Award Pittsburgh Metropolitan area, Vitals; and On time + Promptness Award, Vitals. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez speaks Spanish. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez is professionally 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 medical specialist in plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Heil include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Heil is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. D. Agnew works as an orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agnew include hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agnew takes. He obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. Dr. Agnew 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. Hugo James Pfaeffle, PhD, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6998 Crider Road; Suite 110
Mars, PA
 

Dr. Hugo Pfaeffle works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Mars, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Butler, PA. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Pfaeffle attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Pfaeffle focuses on finger surgery, wrist surgery, and elbow surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Finger Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $2,040
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $460
Dr. Mark Everett Baratz, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Mark Baratz specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks French. His areas of expertise include the following: upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Baratz's professional affiliations include UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC Passavant. Dr. Baratz attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Upper Extremity ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Guy Stofman practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Pittsburgh, PA and Warrendale, PA. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Stofman's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stofman takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. 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. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Abraham is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Abraham is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Abraham attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Butler, PA, and Mars, PA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Waltrip is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Richard Raszewski is a plastic surgeon in Gibsonia, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Raszewski include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast ... (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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and Cranberry Township, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: hand problems, finger surgery, and wrist arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Fowler obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Fowler is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Finger Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Upper Extremity Problems, Wrist Arthroscopy

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

Dr. Brian Jewell's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Seven Fields, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, lower extremity problems, and upper extremity problems. His professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant. Before performing his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Jewell attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Jewell is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jewell takes.

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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. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hughes has indicated that his clinical interests include finger surgery, shoulder replacement, and elbow surgery. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hughes is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Finger Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kann is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and Seven Fields, PA. Patients gave Dr. Kann an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement and knee arthroscopy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Kann's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and Seven Fields, PA. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Langhans include knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Langhans's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langhans accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Robert Joseph Goitz, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Robert Goitz sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bethel Park, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Goitz graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His clinical interests include upper extremity problems, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Goitz is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Upper Extremity ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Fye's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Fye has indicated that his clinical interests include arthritis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fye takes. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Fye is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC McKeesport.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,565 - $3,556
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $458 - $557

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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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