We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare near Providence, RI.

Dr. Jacques-Pierre Pierre Fontaine, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
195 Collyer Street; Suite 302
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Jacques-Pierre Fontaine's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Fontaine is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Moffitt Cancer Center. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal, Dr. Fontaine attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 94
  • Charge (avg.): $776 - $4,073
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $235 - $1,406
Dr. Ikenna Chidume Okereke, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2 Dudley Street; Suite 470
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Ikenna Okereke practices thoracic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Okereke honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center.

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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
Michael Steller, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
72 Keene Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Michael Steller practices gynecologic oncology. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Steller attended Temple University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steller honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors for Women in America; Good Housekeeping Magazine; and Top Doctors in Boston. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 specializes in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder surgery, upper extremity problems, and hand surgery procedures. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Cigna, and more. Dr. Deluise is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Deluise is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He works in Johnston, RI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Belanger include sports injuries. Dr. Belanger is in-network for AARP, Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Belanger's distinctions include: Brown Univ. Haffenreffer Ortho Research Award; Univ. Oklahoma Ortho Basic Science Research Award; and New England Hospital Engineers Soc Award. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. He 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. Carolyn Kay McCourt, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Carolyn McCourt works as a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCourt accepts. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. McCourt's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Jack Goldstein, who practices in East Providence, RI and Pawtucket, RI, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goldstein at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, shoulder surgery, and elbow surgery. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldstein accepts. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Goldstein performed his residency 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.

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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. Keith Oster Monchik, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Keith Monchik is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Monchik is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Monchik include arthroscopic surgery, sports injuries, and trauma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Neighborhood Health Plan, and MultiPlan. Dr. Monchik is accepting new patients. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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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. Jennifer Suzanne Gass, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Critical Care
101 Dudley Strret
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Jennifer Gass is a Providence, RI physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gass has a special interest in cancer surgery, breast surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Gass's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. Her distinctions include: 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. She is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Gass welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Andrew Green, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Dudley Street; Suite 200
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Andrew Green is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Green include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, and more. Dr. Green attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Green (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center. Dr. Green's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Peter Gill is a medical specialist in general surgery. His clinical interests include ulcers, gastrointestinal surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Atrius Health. Dr. Gill is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Gill studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at National Naval Medical Center.

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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. Joseph Salama, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 355
Farmington, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Salama sees patients in Beverly Hills, MI, Farmington, MI, and Novi, MI. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salama include hip replacement, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Salama completed his residency training at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and Mount Carmel Health System. Dr. Salama (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Francis Dolnicek, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 420
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Dolnicek is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Dolnicek average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Dolnicek's clinical interests: female incontinence, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and bladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Dolnicek attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Bladder Problems, Urinary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Shalvoy is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Shalvoy's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Shalvoy has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shalvoy honors. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Plante's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery and sports injuries. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Plante trained at Rhode Island Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Plante has an open panel.

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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 hand surgeon and orthopedist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Graff include hand problems and wrist surgery. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Graff trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Graff's hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC). He welcomes 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

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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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