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Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road; Suite 6
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Packer include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. He is affiliated with Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Packer attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Packer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road; Suite 6
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Dean's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Dean's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and hypospadias. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Dean is affiliated with Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is open to new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Urology
2701 Blair Mill Road; Suite 6
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth is professionally affiliated with Abington Health, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, ... (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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