We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare near Providence, RI.

Dr. Ikenna Chidume Okereke, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2 Dudley Street; Suite 470
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Ikenna Okereke is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Okereke is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Okereke has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $712 - $4,659
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $229 - $1,506
Dr. Carolyn Kay McCourt, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Carolyn McCourt is a specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. McCourt's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Her education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
72 Keene Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Michael Steller's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steller graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors for Women in America; Good Housekeeping Magazine; and Top Doctors in Boston. Dr. Steller is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,233
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,096
Dr. Anthony Michael Deluise Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Anthony Deluise is a hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder surgery, upper extremity problems, and hand surgery procedures. Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deluise accepts. Dr. Deluise speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Belanger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1524 Atwood Avenue; Suite 140
Johnston, RI
 

Dr. Michael Belanger works as an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Belanger include sports injuries. Dr. Belanger is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Belanger is in-network for AARP, Prudential (PruCare), and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Brown Univ. Haffenreffer Ortho Research Award; Univ. Oklahoma Ortho Basic Science Research Award; and New England Hospital Engineers Soc Award. Dr. Belanger is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Sports Injuries

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $654
Dr. Keith Oster Monchik, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Keith Monchik works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Monchik attended Ross University School of Medicine. In Dr. Monchik's practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports injuries, and trauma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Neighborhood Health Plan, and MultiPlan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Monchik's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Peter Severin Gill, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
333 School Street; Suite 213
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Peter Gill works as a general surgeon. Dr. Gill's clinical interests include ulcers, gastrointestinal surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Atrius Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack D Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
588 Pawtucket Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Jack Goldstein is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Goldstein has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and elbow surgery. He accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Goldstein is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Goldstein welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $179
Dr. Andrew Green, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Dudley Street; Suite 200
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Andrew Green specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Providence, RI and East Greenwich, RI. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Green is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Green attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Green (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert M Shalvoy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Robert Shalvoy's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Shalvoy's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shalvoy honors. Dr. Shalvoy is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shalvoy's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries, Replacement ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,850
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $185
Dr. Matthew Joseph Plante, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Matthew Plante is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Plante include arthroscopic surgery and sports injuries. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and more. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Plante is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries

Dr. Steven Neal Graff, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
588 Pawtucket Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Steven Graff is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in hand problems and wrist surgery. Dr. Graff is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Graff's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Surgery, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,914
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $482
Dr. Jennifer S Gass, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Jennifer Gass, who practices in Providence, RI, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gass's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. She is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Gass honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. She has received the following distinctions: Research Training Award, University of Maryland Medical School and Scholasatic Achievement Award, American Medical Women's Association Alpha Omega Alpha. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
588 Pawtucket Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Jonathan Gastel works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gastel attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Society. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Gastel's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Aristides Ignacio Cruz Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Aristides Cruz is a Providence, RI physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cruz's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cruz completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Cruz is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Helena Olga Beatrice Taylor, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Dudley Street; Suite 180
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Helena Taylor is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. Her areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and breast reconstruction revision. Dr. Taylor is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Taylor's distinctions include: Marsall Scholar; National Merit Scholar; and Intern of the year. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast ... (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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