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We found 30 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Scranton, PA.

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

Dr. Jacqueline Lee is a thoracic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Lee takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lee's residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Lee is conversant in Korean.

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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 works as a bariatric surgeon and surgical oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, cancer, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Petrick's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Petrick attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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. Alfred Parker Kennedy Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery
531 Mt Pleasant Drive
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Alfred Kennedy is a specialist in pediatric surgery and trauma surgery. His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders and neonatal surgery. Dr. Kennedy is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. He speaks French. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Mott honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College.

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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's area of specialization is vascular surgery. Dr. Batzel obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Lenox Hill Hospital. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. In addition to English, 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 physician who specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among Dr. Terry's clinical interests: minor surgery, intensive care, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Farrell focuses on cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Farrell attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In Dr. Olsen's practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Olsen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olsen honors.

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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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Gilbert's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Sign Language. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Geisinger Community Medical Center, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

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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 legal medicine and urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Scranton, PA. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramey takes. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. 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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks German. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Blomain is affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Blomain performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stefanelli honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. 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 works as a general gynecologist. Dr. Plucknett's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at Christiana Care Health System, Dr. Plucknett attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center.

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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's specialty is 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. Dr. Cassone's education and training includes medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Cassone takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Roe is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,607
  • Medicare Cost: $520
Dr. Michael Richard Tracy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
334 Main Street
Dickson City, PA
 

Dr. Michael Tracy works as an orthopedist. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tracy accepts. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Tracy is affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,825 - $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $174 - $1,060

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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.