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We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Sewickley, PA.

Dr. Kelly Miller Miller, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Austin specializes in pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Austin's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Austin accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Michael Cecil Ost, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Urology
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Michael Ost practices urologic oncology, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and pediatric urology. Patients rated Dr. Ost highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include endourologic procedures and endoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Ost (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Urologic Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Kingsley Gittes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Other
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. George Gittes is a pediatric surgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gittes has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gittes attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gittes takes.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Aviva Lynn Katz, MA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Aviva Katz is a pediatric surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Erie, PA, and Sewickley, PA. She has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Katz takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Katz's training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Barbara Anne Gaines, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Barbara Gaines' medical specialty is pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In her practice, Dr. Gaines focuses on minimally invasive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gaines is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Gaines's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Douglas Andrew Potoka, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Other
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Potoka's specialty is pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Potoka include minimally invasive surgery. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Stefan Scholz is a pediatric surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scholz's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scholz attended medical school at the University of Marburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Scholz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German, French, and Latin. He is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. James Lawrence Fernau, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1000 Cliff Mine Road; Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Fernau is a plastic surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fernau's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Fortis, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fernau completed residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert Joseph Goitz, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Robert Goitz is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goitz include upper extremity problems, wrist surgery, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Goitz honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Goitz is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Barry Hughes Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Coraopolis Heights Road; Suite G1
Coraopolis, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Hughes' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hughes's areas of expertise include the following: finger surgery, shoulder replacement, and elbow surgery. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hughes trained at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Hughes is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Finger Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Jan Stanislaw Grudziak, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Other, Sports Medicine
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Jan Grudziak is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine. He graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has a special interest in shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Grudziak's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Grudziak (or staff) is conversant in German and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Lower Extremity Problems, Upper Extremity Problems

Dr. Lori L Cherup, MD
Specializes in Other
27 Heckel Road; Ohio Valley Medical Office Buliding Suite 206
Mc Kees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Lori Cherup studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Clinical interests for Dr. Cherup include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cherup's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Anna Ivanovna Wooten, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2605 Nicholson Road; Suite 210
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Anna Wooten is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Wooten average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wooten is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 Ohio River Boulevard
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Kubik specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Kubik performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,850 - $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $174 - $524
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Specializes in Surgery
111 Hazel Lane; Suite 100
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Wilcox is a surgeon. Dr. Wilcox has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilcox takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $13,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,719

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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.