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 specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and McKeesport, PA. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Hamot. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Sarkaria is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Scholz average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scholz has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Scholz studied medicine at the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Scholz (or staff) is conversant in German, French, and Latin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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 area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,660
  • Medicare Cost: $520
Dr. Richard Leo Raszewski, MD
Specializes in Other
Suite 302; Professional Building
Pittsburgh, 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.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. William Walker Barrington, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
400 Oxford Drive; Suite G-75
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. William Barrington is a specialist in cardiology (heart disease). He works in Pittsburgh, PA, McMurray, PA, and Monroeville, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Barrington at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Barrington's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,162 - $3,756
  • Medicare Cost: $494 - $899
Dr. Alan Howard Klein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
4803 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Alan Klein is an orthopedic trauma specialist. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Klein trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klein include hip replacement, knee replacement, and fractures (broken bones). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Klein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is professionally 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. Yram Jan Groff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
600 Oxford Drive; Suite 210
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Yram Groff is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and Monroeville, PA. Dr. Groff 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 expertise include the following: knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Groff speaks Hebrew. His professional 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. James Michael Russavage, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
400 Oxford Drive; Suite 100
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. James Russavage practices plastic surgery in Pittsburgh, PA, Monroeville, PA, and Latrobe, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Russavage include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Russavage's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Presbyterian, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Russavage attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Russavage honors 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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'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.

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

Dr. Frank Costa is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Monroeville, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Costa is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC St. Margaret. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Costa honors. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Costa attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Costa (or staff) is conversant in 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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Grudziak's clinical interests include shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After completing medical school at Poznan University of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Grudziak (or staff) is conversant in German and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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 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.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Georgiades studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is conversant in Greek. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East and UPMC Shadyside.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Pittsburgh, PA, Wilkinsburg, PA, and Monroeville, PA. He speaks Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East. After completing medical school at Taipei Medical University, Dr. Lin performed his residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Lin has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks German. His areas of expertise include lower extremity problems, upper extremity problems, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Musahl is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Musahl has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to 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.