We found 13 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicare near Westerville, OH.

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Dr. Mark T Defrancisco, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
495 Cooper Road; Suite 215
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Mark Defrancisco's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Doctors Hospital, Dr. Defrancisco attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Mount Carmel East.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,276
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $609
Dr. Kevin M Radecki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
495 Cooper Road; Suite 311
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Kevin Radecki practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Radecki's professional affiliations include Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel St. Ann's, and Mount Carmel West. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington Hospital Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $1,300 - $1,664
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $434 - $670
Dr. Stephen P Smith Jr., MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Otolaryngology
5175 Morse Road; #300
Gahanna, OH
 

Dr. Stephen Smith is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, general surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Gahanna, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include eyelid surgery, rosacea, and dermabrasion. Patients rated Dr. Smith highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors; America's Top Physicians, Consumer's Research Council; and Marquis (and Kipling's) Who's Who in America. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks French. He is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital and Mount Carmel East.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Brow Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Scott Houser, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
41 Commerce Park Drive
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Robert Houser is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Houser's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Houser studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1%; Compassionate Doctor 5 Year Honoree; and Patients' Choice 5 Year Honoree.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Lang Bernacki, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
300 Polaris Parkway; Suite 2650
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Walter Bernacki specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery and practices in Westerville, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Bernacki is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Bernacki attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bernacki is professionally affiliated with Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel St. Ann's, and Mount Carmel New Albany.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher G Zochowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
300 Polaris Parkway; Suite 2650
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Christopher Zochowski is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He works in Westerville, OH. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Zochowski's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. Dr. Zochowski is affiliated with Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel St. Ann's, and Mount Carmel New Albany.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
300 Polaris Parkway; Suite 2150
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Francis Degenova works as a general surgeon, spine surgeon, and orthopedist. Dr. Degenova's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,051
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $464

Specializes in General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
300 Polaris Parkway; Suite 2150
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Nathaniel Long is a specialist in general surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in New Albany, OH, Columbus, OH, and Gahanna, OH. Dr. Long studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 94
  • Charge (avg.): $1,868 - $3,355
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $160 - $1,066

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
70 S. Cleveland Avenue
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Bruce Comisar practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Westerville, OH and Columbus, OH. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Comisar trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Carmel St. Ann's and Mount Carmel New Albany.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Arthritis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Joseph Kovack, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1210 Gemini Place; Suite 200
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Kovack's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patients gave Dr. Kovack an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Kovack attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 125
  • Charge (avg.): $1,667 - $3,112
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $111 - $1,028
Dr. Mark Edward Gittins, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
70 S. Cleveland Avenue
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Mark Gittins is an orthopedist in Westerville, OH and Columbus, OH. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Carmel New Albany. Dr. Gittins accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Gittins's education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,645
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $514

Specializes in Neurosurgery
450 Alkyre Run; Suite 300
Westerville, OH
 

Dr. Gunwant Mallik is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Westerville, OH. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mallik accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $4,685
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $976

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1210 Gemini Place; Suite 200
Columbus, OH
 

Dr. Raymond Kobus' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Columbus, OH. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,438
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $482

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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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