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Dr. Ralph James Damiano Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ralph Damiano sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Damiano include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), robotic cardiac surgery, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Damiano takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Damiano speaks French. His professional affiliations include Heart Care Institute, Heart and Vascular Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Robotic Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Reid Wellen, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jason Wellen's specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery. His clinical interests encompass kidney transplant, pancreatic surgery, and liver transplant. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wellen attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Wellen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alexander Patterson, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. G. Patterson works as a chest surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. He is especially interested in lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and emphysema. Dr. Patterson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Queen's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $4,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $219 - $1,423
Dr. John Christopher Eagon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. J. Eagon's areas of specialization are general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eagon takes. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Eagon attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc R Moon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marc Moon is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and transplant surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moon include lung transplant, heart transplant, and heart problems. He is affiliated with Heart Care Institute, Heart and Vascular Center, and Washington University Physicians. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moon honors.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $778
Dr. Benjamin David Kozower, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Kozower's medical specialty is general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Dr. Kozower's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Kozower attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kozower takes.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Myasthenia Gravis, Lung Problems, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $540 - $4,678
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $209 - $1,454
Dr. Varun Puri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Varun Puri is a general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Puri (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Puri's areas of clinical interest consist of lung transplant, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Puri is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for his residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Hersh S Maniar, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Hersh Maniar works as a cardiac surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Maniar's clinical interests encompass heart valve disease and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maniar takes. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Maniar's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 65
  • Charge (avg.): $7,000 - $8,380
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $926 - $1,278
Dr. Patrick A Dillon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Patrick Dillon's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Dillon is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, and Washington University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Rectal Problems, Mediastinal Disease, Burns, Sarcoma, Hirschsprung Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diane F Merritt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gynecology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 13c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Diane Merritt specializes in pediatric gynecology. After attending New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She has a special interest in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patient reviews placed Dr. Merritt at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Ovarian Cyst, Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terence Michael Myckatyn, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Terence Myckatyn's medical specialty is hand surgery, trauma surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. Dr. Myckatyn is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Myckatyn attended the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Myckatyn's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Gerald L Andriole Jr., MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gerald Andriole works as an urologist and surgical oncologist. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Andriole trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Andriole has a special interest in prostate cancer. Dr. Andriole takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Cancer, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Penile Disorders, Prostate ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $3,667 - $4,612
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $400 - $1,713
Dr. Jacob Maciej Buchowski, MS, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jacob Buchowski sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include cervical spine surgery and spine tumor. Patient reviews placed Dr. Buchowski at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Buchowski speaks Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Lumbar Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Trauma, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Carolyn Kay Wiemers, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 13c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Carolyn McCourt's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCourt accepts. Dr. McCourt graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Neill Marshall Wright, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 6b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Neill Wright's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wright at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wright include spinal cord tumor, cervical spine surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Wright honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Cervical Spine Problems, Degenerative Disc Disease, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lukas Peter Zebala, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lukas Zebala's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Polish. In his practice, Dr. Zebala focuses on cervical spine surgery. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Zebala honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Lumbar Spine Problems, Spinal Deformity, Spine Tumor, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal ... (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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