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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3333 North Calvert Street; Johnston Professional Building, Ll08
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Dipin Gupta's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Baltimore, MD. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital and Mayo Clinic, Dr. Gupta attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Gupta has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Baltimore magazine Top Doc. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Heart Valve Surgery, Aorta Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $730 - $4,785
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $209 - $1,344

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
201 E. University Parkway; Jpb Ll08
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Michael Fiocco is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Fiocco include heart bypass surgery (CABG) and heart valve surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fiocco accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fiocco trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Baltimore magazine Top Doc. Dr. Fiocco is professionally affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,598
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,268

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1300 York Road; Building C Suite 100
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Steve Petersen works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Petersen's areas of expertise include the following: sports health, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder revision. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petersen takes. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Petersen completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors; U.S. News and World Report Best Doctors in America; and Meritorious Service Medal. He is affiliated with MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Revision, Shoulder Dislocation, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Tendon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $3,182
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $624
Dr. Richard Yarborough Hinton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1407 York Road; Suite 100a
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Richard Hinton is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Baltimore, MD, Lutherville Timonium, MD, and Bel Air, MD. His clinical interests include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and frozen shoulder. Dr. Hinton is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Union Memorial Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hinton is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hinton's distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Problems, Adhesive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $3,447
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $536
Dr. Ardavan Akhavan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
6701 N. Charles Street; Physicians Pavilion East
Towson, MD
 

Dr. Ardavan Akhavan is a pediatric urologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Akhavan include vesicoureteral reflux, neurogenic bladder, and kidney stones. Dr. Akhavan honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Akhavan has received professional recognition including the following: Dean's List all semesters, Columbia College; Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Columbia University; and Golden Key National Honors Society. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Brady Urological Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic kidney surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fouad Mahmoud Abbas, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2411 W Belvedere Avenue; Suite 206
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Fouad Abbas, who practices in Baltimore, MD, Crofton, MD, and Pasadena, MD, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Abbas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Greek. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abbas include gynecologic cancer. He is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital, LifeBridge Health, and MedStar Harbor Hospital. Dr. Abbas is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine and Baltimore Top Doc. Dr. Abbas welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Gynecologic Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 81
  • Charge (avg.): $706 - $2,121
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $254 - $800
Dr. Henry Robert Boucher, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1407 York Road; Suite 100
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Henry Boucher practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Baltimore, MD, Lutherville Timonium, MD, and Bel Air, MD. Dr. Boucher's clinical interests include total hip replacement, osteoarthritis, and total knee replacement. He is affiliated with MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Before performing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Boucher attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boucher has received the following distinction: Baltimore magazine Top Doctor. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Soft Tissue Injections, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Andrew Stein, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3333 N Calvert Street; Suite 400
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jason Stein works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Baltimore, MD, Westminster, MD, and Ellicott City, MD. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include shoulder problems and elbow problems. Dr. Stein accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 94
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $3,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $169 - $1,166

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2435 West Belvedere Avenue; Suite 41
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Brian Bello is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and anal cancer. Dr. Bello takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Bello is professionally affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center, LifeBridge Health, and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Anal Cancer, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nassif Elias Soueid, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7505 Osler Drive; Suite 403
Towson, MD
 

Dr. Nassif Soueid practices plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Soueid's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Soueid's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Soueid attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Ross University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Baltimore Magazine Top Doc. Dr. Soueid (or staff) speaks Arabic, Armenian, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. James Christiaan Dreese, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1407 York Road; Suite 100a
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. James Dreese is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Dreese include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. He is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Dreese attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dreese accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Gary Levine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1407 York Road; Suite 100a
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Richard Levine's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Lutherville Timonium, MD, Baltimore, MD, and Bel Air, MD. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levine's areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff surgery. He is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Levine is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Tendon Repair, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,387
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $593
Dr. Marc J Hirschbein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2411 W Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Marc Hirschbein's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in blepharospasm, laser treatment, and reconstructive surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirschbein honors. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Hirschbein's residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. His professional affiliations include WellSpan York Hospital and LifeBridge Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Frank Ross Ebert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1407 York Road; Suite 100a
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Frank Ebert is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include total hip replacement, hip revision, and total knee replacement. The average patient rating for Dr. Ebert is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ebert takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Womack Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Ebert has received the following distinction: Baltimore magazine Top Doc. He is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ebert welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, Total Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,373
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $678
Dr. Christopher Lee Forthman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1400 Front Avenue; Suite 100
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Christopher Forthman's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Lutherville Timonium, MD and Westminster, MD. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Forthman's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, cancer, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program for residency. Dr. Forthman is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Forthman's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 140
  • Charge (avg.): $1,129 - $2,103
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $189 - $1,166
Dr. Anand Murugan Murthi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1407 York Road; Suite 100a
Lutherville, MD
 

Dr. Anand Murthi's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Baltimore, MD and Lutherville Timonium, MD. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murthi include frozen shoulder, rotator cuff surgery, and proximal humerus (top of upper arm bone) fracture. He is affiliated with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Murthi attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive joint replacement, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Revision ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 148
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $3,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $189 - $1,166

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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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