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Dr. R. Thomas Thomas Temes, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Roy Temes' specialty is thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and achalasia. Dr. Temes is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, Lutheran Hospital, and MetroHealth. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Temes completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Temes (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), VATS lobectomy, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Wedge Resection, Heart Problems, Heller Myotomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rami Akhrass, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
20000 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights, OH
 

Dr. Rami Akhrass is a cardiothoracic surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Akhrass's areas of expertise include the following: pacemaker implantation, aorta surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Akhrass has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with West Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Hillcrest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Maze Procedure, Heart Valve Surgery, Heart Problems, Pacemaker Implantation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $3,574 - $4,486
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $518 - $646
Dr. Nicholas G Smedira, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mc J4-1; Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Nicholas Smedira practices cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Smedira has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smedira include pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Smedira attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Beating ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas G Santoscoy, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
20000 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Santoscoy specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santoscoy takes. Dr. Santoscoy graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Euclid Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and Marymount Hospital.

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

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Pericarditis, Syncope, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $4,486
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $530
Dr. John William Difiore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mc M14; Department of Pediatric Surgery
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. John Difiore's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Dr. Difiore's clinical interests include cancer surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and pectus excavatum. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Difiore has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pectus Excavatum, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Tumor, Appendicitis, Primary ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Gregory Soltesz, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Edward Soltesz is a cardiothoracic surgeon. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). Dr. Soltesz is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Soltesz is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, Mini-Maze procedure, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery, endovascular surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph A Lahorra, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12300 Mccracken Road
Garfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Lahorra is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Lahorra's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Lahorra has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marymount Hospital, Fairview Hospital, and MetroHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Valve Surgery, Lung Resection, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose L Navia, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Jose Navia specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Cleveland, OH. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Navia's areas of expertise include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Navia accepts. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Navia attended National University of La Plata for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Navia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Inderjit S Gill, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Inderjit Gill is a thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Gill (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Gill's areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, aortic disease, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Fairview Hospital, and MetroHealth. His education and training includes medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Gill has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gill takes.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect, Mitral Stenosis, Repeat Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Ross Johnston, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; H-35
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Douglas Johnston sees patients in Cleveland, OH. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnston include rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Beating ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Philip Raymond, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; J4-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Raymond is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, pectus excavatum, and lung cancer surgery. Dr. Raymond accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency. Dr. Raymond is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, VATS lobectomy, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Umbilical Hernia, Lung Biopsy, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagitis, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Marc Marc Gillinov, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. A. Gillinov is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gillinov's areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve regurgitation, pulmonary valve disease, and mitral valve prolapse. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic mitral valve repair, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Pericarditis, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Sudish C Murthy, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mc J4-1; Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Sudish Murthy, who practices in Cleveland, OH, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He attended the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murthy include thoracic outlet syndrome, achalasia, and pectus excavatum. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Murthy has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Umbilical Hernia, Lung Biopsy, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux ... (Read more)

Dr. Lars G Svensson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mc J4-1; Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Lars Svensson is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Cleveland, OH. The average patient rating for Dr. Svensson is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Svensson's areas of expertise include the following: rheumatic heart disease, pericarditis, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAA). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Svensson has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Svensson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish, Zulu, and Afrikaans.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, endovascular surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Kurt Magnuson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. David Magnuson is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, achalasia, and pectus excavatum. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Magnuson attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zhen-Yu Michael Tong, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code J4
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Zhen-Yu Tong is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Tong accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. In addition to English, Dr. Tong (or staff) speaks Chinese and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Disease, Lung Problems, Aorta Surgery, Heart Transplant, ... (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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