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We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver POS near Monroeville, PA.

Dr. Inderpal Singh Sarkaria, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4th Floor, Upmc Mckeesport Painter Building; 500 Hospital Drive
Mckeesport, PA
 

Dr. Inderpal Sarkaria, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and McKeesport, PA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Sarkaria is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sarkaria is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Hamot.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,225 - $10,231
  • Medicare Cost: $223 - $1,582
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Dr. Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
4055 Monroeville Boulevard; Corporate One Building
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Stefan Scholz is a pediatric surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Scholz's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Scholz graduated from the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Scholz (or staff) speaks German, French, and Latin.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2566 Haymaker Road; Suite 311 Pob 1
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Arwind Koimattur's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,660
  • Medicare Cost: $520
Dr. William Walker Barrington, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
400 Oxford Drive; Suite G-75
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. William Barrington's medical specialty is cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Barrington is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Barrington attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,162 - $3,756
  • Medicare Cost: $494 - $899
Dr. Yram Jan Groff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
600 Oxford Drive; Suite 210
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Yram Groff is an orthopedist. 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. Groff's areas of expertise consist of knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Groff takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Alan Howard Klein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
4803 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Alan Klein is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Klein's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and fractures (broken bones). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Klein studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Klein trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

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

Dr. Richard Leo Raszewski, MD
Specializes in Other
Suite 302; Professional Building
Pittsburgh, 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. Mark Alan Fye, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Corner of Northern Pike & Rte. 22; 4803 Northern Pike
Monroeville, 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. James Michael Russavage, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
400 Oxford Drive; Suite 100
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. James Russavage works as a plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA, Monroeville, PA, and Latrobe, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Russavage include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Russavage 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, 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). Dr. Russavage is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Presbyterian, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Joseph Costa, MD
Specializes in Urology
4225 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Frank Costa is an urologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Costa is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC St. Margaret. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Costa (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $935 - $1,815
  • Medicare Cost: $152 - $458
Dr. Jan Stanislaw Grudziak, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Other, Sports Medicine
4055 Monroeville Boulevard; Corporate One Building
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Jan Grudziak is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, foot and ankle surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Bethel Park, PA, and Monroeville, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Grudziak is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Grudziak accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, Dr. Grudziak (or staff) speaks German and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Lower Extremity Problems, Upper Extremity Problems

Dr. Thomas Barry Hughes Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Corner of Northern Pike & Rte. 22; 4803 Northern Pike
Monroeville, 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. Athan H Georgiades, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4318 Northern Pike; Suite 101
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Athan Georgiades' area of specialization is general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East and UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Georgiades honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100
  • Medicare Cost: $625
Dr. Rong-Chung Lin, MD
Specializes in Urology
2566 Haymaker Road; Suite 306
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Rong-Chung Lin works as an urologist in Pittsburgh, PA, Wilkinsburg, PA, and Monroeville, PA. Dr. Lin is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Taipei Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Lin trained at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with UPMC East.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $655
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2550 Mosside Boulevard; Suite 405
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Purnell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $786 - $1,929
  • Medicare Cost: $161 - $990
Dr. Volker Musahl, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
600 Oxford Drive
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Volker Musahl works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Musahl speaks German. His areas of clinical interest consist of lower extremity problems, upper extremity problems, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Musahl is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Knee Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Lower Extremity Problems, ... (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.