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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.53 stars (28 ratings)
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. John Kravitz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kravitz studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kravitz honors Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Modena specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Modena include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Modena's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.56 stars (4 ratings)
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. David Salowe practices adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Salowe average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Salowe include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Salowe is affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 2.75 stars (2 ratings)
103 Old Marton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Barash's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barash include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Barash is professionally affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Barash has an open panel. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (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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