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We found 61 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near York, PA.

Dr. Larry Lynn Shears II, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
25 Monument Rd.-suite 190
York, PA
 

Dr. Larry Shears is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in York, PA. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Shears attended West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Shears is especially interested in robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Shears welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,953 - $6,520
  • Medicare Cost: $923 - $1,298
Dr. Peter Worden Dillon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
25 Monument Rd.-suite 160
York, PA
 

Dr. Peter Dillon works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dillon include minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and trauma. Dr. Dillon's professional affiliations include Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and WellSpan York Hospital. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Dillon completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Trauma

Dr. Percival Ofrecio Buenaventura, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
25 Monument Road; Suite 190
York, PA
 

Dr. Percival Buenaventura is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He is conversant in Filipino. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Buenaventura include cancer surgery and thoracic (chest) problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Buenaventura obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buenaventura honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thoracic Problems, Bowel Surgery, Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,288 - $2,020
  • Medicare Cost: $597 - $1,043
Dr. Edward Henry Garber Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
25 Monument Road; Suite 220
York, PA
 

Dr. Edward Garber is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in York, PA and Stevens, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Garber's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garber honors. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Polyclinic Medical Center, Dr. Garber attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bowel Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Repair, Weight Loss Surgery, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

Dr. John S Monk Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
25 Monument Road; Suite 220
York, PA
 

Dr. John Monk is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in York, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Monk include sigmoidoscopy, cancer surgery, and minor surgery. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at York Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Monk is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Appendectomy, Bowel Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,287
  • Medicare Cost: $1,602
Dr. Brett Wayne Engbrecht, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
25 Monument Rd.-suite 160
York, PA
 

Dr. Brett Engbrecht practices pediatric surgery and general surgery in Hershey, PA, York, PA, and Camp Hill, PA. Dr. Engbrecht's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, cancer surgery, and neonatal surgery. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, WellSpan York Hospital, and Lancaster General Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Kerry Marc Fagelman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
25 Monument Rd.-suite 160
York, PA
 

Dr. Kerry Fagelman is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, minor surgery, and hernia. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Fagelman attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Fagelman's professional affiliations include Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and WellSpan York Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Appendectomy, Thoracic Problems, Bowel Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikhilesh M Korgaonkar, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
25 Monument Rd.-suite 190
York, PA
 

Dr. Nikhilesh Korgaonkar is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and WellSpan Medical Group. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Korgaonkar is open to new patients. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,727
  • Medicare Cost: $1,465
Dr. James Patrick Ryan V, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
25 Monument Road; Suite 220
York, PA
 

Dr. James Ryan specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ryan attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and laparoscopic surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ryan takes. Dr. Ryan is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Marc Jay Hirschbein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
25 Monument Rd.-suite 297
York, PA
 

Dr. Marc Hirschbein is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirschbein include plastic surgery procedures, blepharospasm, and laser treatment. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and WellSpan York Hospital. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Hirschbein attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Botox Injection, Endoscopic Surgery, Blepharospasm, Eyelid Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Richard Deitch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
25 Monument Road; Suite 290
York, PA
 

Dr. John Deitch is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Deitch include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Deitch's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University Hospital, Cincinnati, Dr. Deitch attended Temple University School of Medicine. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Repair, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Kern Michael Hughes Jr., DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1001 S George Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Kern Hughes is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensivist in York, PA. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include minor surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. Dr. Hughes takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minor Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Skin Lesions

Dr. Mark Worden Richardson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Other
25 Monument Road; Suite 290
York, PA
 

Dr. Mark Richardson is an orthopedic trauma specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richardson include arthroscopic surgery, total joint replacement, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). Dr. Richardson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. His professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Richardson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Aspiration, Injections, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Latona Martha Ann Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 S. George Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Latona Martha Thomas is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She trained at York Hospital for residency. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Laser Surgery, Osteoporosis, Urologic Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven M Pandelidis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
25 Monument Road; Suite 220
York, PA
 

Dr. Steven Pandelidis sees patients in York, PA. His medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Pandelidis's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at York Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Pandelidis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Pandelidis's professional affiliations include WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan York Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Warren Winer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
228 Saint Charles Way
York, PA
 

Dr. Joel Winer is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in York, PA and Gettysburg, PA. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winer include spinal cord injuries, neurosurgery, and second opinions. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Winer's professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and WellSpan York Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Second Opinions, Traumatic Brain Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neurosurgical Procedures, Spine ... (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.