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We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Horizon Medical Saving Account near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Mark Spencer Rekant, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
834 Chestnut Street; The Franklin, Suite G114
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Rekant's specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rekant include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and elbow pain. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Rekant attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Rekant has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Hand Joint Replacement, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Robert Bartolozzi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Bartolozzi's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bartolozzi include psoriatic arthritis, shoulder tendonitis, and PCL injury. Dr. Bartolozzi's professional affiliations include Aria Health, Cooper University Health Care, and Lankenau Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patient ratings for Dr. Bartolozzi average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bartolozzi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Moyer Award; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs Issue; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America. Dr. Bartolozzi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Ben Elfant, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Elfant is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Elfant include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Cooper University Health Care. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Elfant has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter G Van Deerlin, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
Three Cooper Plaza; Suite 215
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Vandeerlin's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; he sees patients in Marlton, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Camden, NJ. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Vandeerlin trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: myomectomy (fibroid removal), fibroids, and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Vandeerlin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Vandeerlin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Cysts, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Podgorski's area of specialization is diagnostic radiology. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, pre-eclampsia, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Podgorski takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA) and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Delaurentis is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), CT scan, and lung biopsy. Patient ratings for Dr. Delaurentis average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Delaurentis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Delaurentis completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA).

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Clinical Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Uterine Fibroid ... (Read more)

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  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,593 - $1,654
  • Medicare Cost: $505 - $600

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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.