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. Dr. Heil's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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. Heil accepts. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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. Dr. Baratz speaks French. He has a special interest in upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. His professional affiliations include UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC Passavant. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Baratz's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Baratz is in-network for 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. William David Abraham, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6998 Crider Road; Suite 110
Mars, PA
 

Dr. William Abraham specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Abraham is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. 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 Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Abraham's medical residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. D. Agnew is an orthopedist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agnew is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Agnew 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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Mars, PA and Butler, PA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in finger surgery, wrist surgery, and elbow surgery. Dr. Pfaeffle is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He 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. Richard Leo Raszewski, MD
Specializes in Other
620 Warrendale Road; Treesdale Market Square
Gibsonia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Raszewski's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raszewski is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (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. Dr. Fowler attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. His areas of expertise consist of finger surgery, upper extremity problems, and wrist arthroscopy. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fowler is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His professional 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Pittsburgh, PA, Butler, PA, and Mars, PA. In his practice, Dr. Waltrip focuses on knee arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. Dr. Waltrip graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Waltrip completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Waltrip's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waltrip accepts.

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

Dr. Robert Goitz specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bethel Park, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Goitz include upper extremity problems, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Goitz has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Goitz attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Fye average 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fye honors. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 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. Thomas Barry Hughes Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Hughes specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Hughes's areas of expertise consist of finger surgery, shoulder replacement, and elbow surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. 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. Evan Cary Adelstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3 St Francis Way
Cranberry, PA
 

Dr. Evan Adelstein's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Dr. Adelstein attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,162
  • Medicare Cost: $494
No Photo
Specializes in Urology
105 Bradford Road; Suite 100
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. John Lyne is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lyne is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He attended medical school at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,259
  • Medicare Cost: $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 is a general gynecologist in Cranberry Township, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. He is conversant in Chinese. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

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 is a specialist in neurosurgery. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Kanter has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kanter takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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. Lori L Cherup, MD
Specializes in Other
6001 Stonewood Drive
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Lori Cherup's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Cherup is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cherup accepts. Dr. Cherup is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

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.