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Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Packer include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Packer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Dean is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dean's areas of expertise include kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and hypospadias. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, QualCare, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Dean attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Dean's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth practices urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Roth's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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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.
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