We found 18 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Leap Basic HSA near West Grove, PA.

Dr. James Joseph Tayoun Jr., DO
Specializes in General Surgery
1011 W Baltimore Pike
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. James Tayoun's area of specialization is general surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tayoun's professional affiliations include Chester County Hospital and Union Hospital Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Tayoun attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,401
  • Medicare Cost: $492
Dr. Andrew Henry Demichele, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1011 W Baltimore Pike
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Demichele's medical specialty is general surgery. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital and Union Hospital Health System. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Demichele attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Demichele takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,231
  • Medicare Cost: $658
Dr. Elliott H Leitman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 W. Baltimore Pike; Suite 101>
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. Elliott Leitman works as an orthopedist. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Leitman's medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Patient ratings for Dr. Leitman average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leitman accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,639
  • Medicare Cost: $174
Dr. Kenneth Albert Witterholt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
455 Woodview Road; Suite 215
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Witterholt's area of specialization is general surgery. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Medical Center of Delaware, Newark. Dr. Witterholt has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,094
  • Medicare Cost: $703
Dr. Cheston Simmons Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
455 Woodview Road; Suite 205
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. Cheston Simmons works as an orthopedist in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and West Grove, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Simmons average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, ankle fracture, and hip problems. Dr. Simmons is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Simmons is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

All Interests: Prosthetics, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hip Problems, Bone Spurs, Ankle Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Hugh Huxster, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
455 Woodview Road; Suite 205
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. Robert Huxster works as an orthopedic surgeon in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and West Grove, PA. His clinical interests include total hip replacement, tendon repair, and total knee replacement. Dr. Huxster is affiliated with Chester County Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Tendon Repair, Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Joseph Lyons, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
105 Vineyard Way; Suite 101
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Lyons' specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lyons include second opinions, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Chester County Hospital. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Lyons performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Lyons's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Second Opinions, Fibula Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard William Ziegler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
455 Woodview Road; Suite 205
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. Richard Ziegler is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Ziegler attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ziegler include fracture surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ziegler is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Fracture Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Repair, Joint Problems, Ligament Reconstruction

Dr. John Henry Benner IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
455 Woodview Road; Suite 205
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. John Benner is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Benner's areas of expertise include hammer toe surgery, total hip replacement, and partial knee replacement. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College for residency. Patients gave Dr. Benner an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Prosthetics, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $600
Dr. Michael Augustus Chiusano, DO
Specializes in Urology
1011 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 312
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. Michael Chiusano's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. Dr. Chiusano honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $928
  • Medicare Cost: $396
Dr. Pamela R Demnicki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
455 Woodview Road; Suite 215
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. Pamela Demnicki specializes in general surgery. Dr. Demnicki graduated from the University of Texas. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Demnicki has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue. She is affiliated with Chester County Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,094
  • Medicare Cost: $684
Dr. Adrienne Jeannine Towsen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
455 Woodview Road; Suite 205
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. Adrienne Towsen works as an orthopedic surgeon in West Chester, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and West Grove, PA. She has a special interest in total shoulder replacement, knee arthroscopy, and total knee replacement. Dr. Towsen is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Towsen attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Chester County Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,250 - $3,025
  • Medicare Cost: $194 - $1,186
Sean Michael Walpole
Specializes in Podiatry
1 Commerce Boulevard; Jennersville Professional Suite, Suite 102
Jennersville, PA
 

Dr. Sean Walpole's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He trained at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Walpole is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lancaster General Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Foot Problems, Trauma

Dr. Richard Chiu-Shek Hui, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 Woodview Road; Suite 205
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. Richard Hui is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Hui is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,100
  • Medicare Cost: $580
Dr. Timothy Joseph Downey, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Chester County Otolaryngology & Allergy Associates*; Penn Medicine Southern Chester County Building
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. Timothy Downey is an ear, nose and throat specialist in West Grove, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and West Chester, PA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Downey's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Chester County Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $719
  • Medicare Cost: $367
Dr. Todd A Michener, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
455 Woodview Road; Suite 205
West Grove, PA
 

Dr. Todd Michener, who practices in West Grove, PA, West Chester, PA, and Kennett Square, PA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and total hip replacement. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michener accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Chester County Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650 - $3,054
  • Medicare Cost: $194 - $1,156

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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.