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

Dr. John Kravitz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kravitz include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Kravitz is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Kravitz is accepting 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
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Modena is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Modena's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Modena's 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
103 Old Marton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Barash is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Barash accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Barash welcomes 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
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 102
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. David Salowe works as a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Salowe is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Salowe highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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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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