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Dr. Jacqueline Ji-Eun Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1800 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Jacqueline Lee works as a thoracic surgeon. Dr. Lee obtained Dr. Lee's medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed Dr. Lee's residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Lee has indicated that Dr. Lee's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Lee is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Lee's patients. Dr. Lee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Lee speaks Korean. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Geisinger. Unfortunately, Dr. Lee is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Tumor, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Thomas Petrick, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1800 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Petrick specializes in bariatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Scranton, PA, Danville, PA, and Camp Hill, PA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Petrick's areas of expertise consist of heartburn, cancer, and endoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Heartburn, Endoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,294 - $13,204
  • Medicare Cost: $180 - $1,759
Dr. Deepak Singh, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1800 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Deepak Singh practices thoracic surgery in Wilkes Barre, PA, Danville, PA, and Scranton, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Singh include heartburn, heart surgery, and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Morristown Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singh honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Valve Repair, Heartburn, Thoracic Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,435
  • Medicare Cost: $923
Dr. Alfred Parker Kennedy Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery
531 Mt Pleasant Drive
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Alfred Kennedy specializes in pediatric surgery and trauma surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kennedy include urologic (genitourinary) disorders and neonatal surgery. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Kennedy takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kennedy speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Neonatal Surgery

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Specializes in Other, Cardiothoracic Surgery
720 Madison Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Brian Mott is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Scranton, PA. Dr. Mott attended medical school at Albany Medical College. 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: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,690
  • Medicare Cost: $737
Dr. Edward Lee Batzel, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Other
1800 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Edward Batzel is a vascular surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Batzel average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Batzel accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Batzel attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,250
  • Medicare Cost: $453
Dr. Shawn Michael Terry, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1800 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Shawn Terry is a medical specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Terry's clinical interests: minor surgery, intensive care, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Appendectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minor Surgery, Intensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Jude Farrell, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1110 Clay Avenue
Dunmore, PA
 

Dr. Timothy Farrell's specialty is surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Farrell at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Farrell speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Hans Peter Olsen IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Hans Olsen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Olsen is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Olsen graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,085 - $4,635
  • Medicare Cost: $174 - $487
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Specializes in Urology
225 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Jerald Gilbert sees patients in Scranton, PA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Gilbert speaks Sign Language. He is affiliated with Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Geisinger Community Medical Center, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. The average patient rating for Dr. Gilbert is 3.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilbert takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $267
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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Urology
225 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. John Ramey is a physician who specializes in legal medicine and urology (urinary tract disease). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Ramey is affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,931
  • Medicare Cost: $895
Dr. Eric William Blomain, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1222 Marion Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Eric Blomain practices plastic surgery in Scranton, PA and Dunmore, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Blomain include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Blomain's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blomain obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Urology, Other
225 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. James Stefanelli practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Scranton, PA. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Stefanelli trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Sign Language. Dr. Stefanelli is affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,350
  • Medicare Cost: $237
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Specializes in General Gynecology
743 Jefferson Avenue; Suite 203
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Berbara Plucknett is a general gynecologist in Scranton, PA. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Plucknett is affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Plucknett trained at Christiana Care Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,309
  • Medicare Cost: $1,028
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Specializes in Urology, Other
100 Dunmore Street
Throop, PA
 

Dr. Gary Cassone is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Cassone (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Dr. Cassone attended medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 107
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $650
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
746 Jefferson Avenue; Suite 305
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Roe practices adult cardiology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roe honors. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,607
  • Medicare Cost: $520

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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.