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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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Heil include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He 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. Patients gave Dr. Heil an average rating 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.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abraham takes. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Abraham attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 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. Daniel Kelly Agnew, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6998 Crider Road; Suite 110
Mars, PA
 

Dr. D. Agnew is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina. Dr. Agnew's areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. On average, patients gave Dr. Agnew a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He 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. H. Pfaeffle, who practices in Mars, PA and Butler, PA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Pfaeffle attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Pfaeffle include finger surgery, wrist surgery, and elbow surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pfaeffle is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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

  • 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Cranberry Township, PA, Bethel Park, PA, and Pgh, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Baratz is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baratz's areas of expertise include upper extremity problems, wrist arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. He is affiliated with UPMC McKeesport, UPMC Presbyterian, and UPMC Passavant. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Baratz is conversant in French.

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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. 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. Dr. Waltrip has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Waltrip is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University 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: , 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. John Roy Fowler Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. John Fowler sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Cranberry Township, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fowler include finger surgery, upper extremity problems, and wrist arthroscopy. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fowler honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fowler trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. 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. 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. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raszewski takes. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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, 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Bethel Park, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Goitz include upper extremity problems, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goitz honors. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Dr. Goitz is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Fye average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fye takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Fye attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC McKeesport.

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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, who practices in Cranberry, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and New Castle, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Adelstein is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,162
  • Medicare Cost: $494
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 physician who specializes in general gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes.

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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 is a neurosurgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexord, PA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Kanter attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Kanter focuses on minimally invasive surgery and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. 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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,490
  • Medicare Cost: $1,072
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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include finger surgery, shoulder replacement, and elbow surgery. Dr. Hughes is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Passavant. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Hughes's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Lori Cherup's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cherup takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. John M Richmond, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8000 Cranberry Springs Drive; Suite 100
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. John Richmond's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Richmond include knee arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Richmond accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Richmond trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. He is 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

2013 Procedure Details

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

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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.