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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 physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Lee's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Dr. Lee has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Lee's patients. Dr. Lee honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Korean. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. 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 is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is especially interested in heartburn and endoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Geisinger. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Petrick is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Danville, PA, Forty Fort, PA, and Scranton, PA. His medical specialties are pediatric surgery and trauma surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: urologic (genitourinary) disorders and neonatal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before performing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Kennedy attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kennedy speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Brian Douglas Mott, MD
Specializes in Other, Thoracic Surgery
743 Jefferson Avenue; Suite 206
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Brian Mott works as a thoracic surgeon in Scranton, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. He is affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mott honors. Dr. Mott is a graduate of Albany Medical College and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency.

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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, who practices in Scranton, PA and Moscow, PA, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Batzel speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Lenox Hill Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,250
  • Medicare Cost: $453
Dr. Hans Peter Olsen IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Hans Olsen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Olsen is professionally 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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
Dr. Timothy Jude Farrell, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1110 Clay Avenue
Dunmore, PA
 

Dr. Timothy Farrell's area of specialization is surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Farrell is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Farrell graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Farrell is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Shawn Michael Terry, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1800 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Shawn Terry is a general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. These areas are among Dr. Terry's clinical interests: minor surgery, intensive care, and colon cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. He is open to 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)

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Specializes in Urology
225 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Jerald Gilbert's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Gilbert average 3.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilbert takes. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He is conversant in Sign Language. Dr. Gilbert is professionally affiliated with 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, who practices in Scranton, PA and Dunmore, PA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Blomain completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Blomain is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in German. Dr. Blomain is 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 Legal Medicine, Urology
225 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. John Ramey is a legal medicine and urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Ramey is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center. 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. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center. Dr. Stefanelli graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Stefanelli completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as 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 is an urologist in Throop, PA. After attending the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Cassone completed his residency training at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Cassone (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Cassone is affiliated with Geisinger Community Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

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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 specialist in general gynecology. She works in Scranton, PA. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Plucknett trained at Christiana Care Health System. Dr. Plucknett's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Plucknett takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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
Dr. Seth Paul Linker, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
531 Mt Pleasant Drive
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Seth Linker practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Linker at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Linker speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Balance Disorders, Sinus Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,325
  • Medicare Cost: $382
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
746 Jefferson Avenue; Suite 305
Scranton, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Roe practices adult cardiology. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Roe takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.