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 practices thoracic surgery in Scranton, PA, Mountain Top, PA, and Wilkes Barre, PA. Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then Dr. Lee performed Dr. Lee's residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Patients rated Dr. Lee highly, giving Dr. Lee an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Lee speaks Korean. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Lee is closed to 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 is a specialist in bariatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass heartburn, cancer, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Petrick accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Petrick is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Georgetown University Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is professionally 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's specialties are pediatric surgery and trauma surgery. Dr. Kennedy is conversant in French. These areas are among his clinical interests: urologic (genitourinary) disorders and neonatal surgery. He is affiliated with Geisinger. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Kennedy is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Dr. Mott graduated from Albany Medical College. He takes 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 medical specialist in vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Batzel is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Batzel is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. Dr. Batzel 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). His areas of expertise include minor surgery, intensive care, and colon cancer. Dr. Terry is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Terry's professional affiliations include 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 practices surgery. His clinical interests encompass cancer. Dr. Farrell has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Farrell is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He speaks Spanish. He is 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Wilkes Barre, PA and Scranton, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Olsen include arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Olsen is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Olsen's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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 an urologist. Dr. Gilbert attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilbert honors. He is conversant in Sign Language. Dr. Gilbert's 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
Dr. Eric William Blomain, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1222 Marion Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Eric Blomain works as a plastic surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Blomain's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center. Dr. Blomain is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He speaks German.

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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 Legal Medicine, Urology
225 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. John Ramey is a legal medicine and urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Ramey is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,931
  • Medicare Cost: $895
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Specializes in Urology, Other
225 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. James Stefanelli practices urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Stefanelli speaks Sign Language. He is affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,350
  • Medicare Cost: $237
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Specializes in Urology, Other
100 Dunmore Street
Throop, PA
 

Dr. Gary Cassone sees patients in Throop, PA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Cassone is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Cassone (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 107
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $650
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Specializes in General Gynecology
743 Jefferson Avenue; Suite 203
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Berbara Plucknett is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed her residency at Christiana Care Health System. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Plucknett is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Plucknett is affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $868 - $3,309
  • Medicare Cost: $262 - $1,028
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
746 Jefferson Avenue; Suite 305
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Roe works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Roe honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. 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
Dr. Michael Richard Tracy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
334 Main Street
Dickson City, PA
 

Dr. Michael Tracy is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tracy is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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.