We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Mars, PA.

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

Dr. Brian Heil specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Heil has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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 works in Cranberry Township, PA, Bethel Park, PA, and Pgh, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baratz is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, Dr. Baratz speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hand ... (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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. Before performing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Abraham attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Abraham a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Richard Raszewski practices plastic surgery in Gibsonia, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Raszewski include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Raszewski takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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. 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 areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Agnew is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. After completing medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Agnew is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. H. Pfaeffle, who practices in Mars, PA and Butler, PA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His areas of clinical interest consist of finger surgery, wrist surgery, and elbow surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Pfaeffle average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pfaeffle takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $2,040
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $460
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. His clinical interests include finger surgery, upper extremity problems, and wrist arthroscopy. His professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Fowler performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Fowler's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

Dr. Robert Waltrip's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Butler, PA, and Mars, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Waltrip average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Waltrip include lower extremity problems, upper extremity problems, and knee arthroscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Waltrip attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Robert Goitz's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Goitz highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in upper extremity problems, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Goitz accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goitz trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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 is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fye at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fye is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC McKeesport.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Neck Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,565 - $3,556
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $458 - $557
Dr. Lori L Cherup, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
6001 Stonewood Drive
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Lori Cherup sees patients in Bridgeville, PA, Wexford, PA, and McKees Rocks, PA. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cherup include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cherup at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, ... (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' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hughes's areas of expertise consist of finger surgery, shoulder replacement, and elbow surgery. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Evan Cary Adelstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3 St Francis Way
Cranberry, PA
 

Dr. Evan Adelstein works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Adelstein honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Adelstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $2,162
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $494

Specializes in Urology
105 Bradford Road; Suite 100
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. John Lyne's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Lyne obtained his medical school training at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $4,259
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $665
Dr. Ted Teh Min T Min Lee, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
20130 Perry Highway; Building 6, Suite 2300, Passavant Medical Offices Building
Cranberry Twp., PA
 

Dr. Ted Lee's area of specialization is general gynecology. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Lee attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Adam Kanter, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexord, PA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kanter include minimally invasive surgery and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Kanter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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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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