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Specializes in Urology
1521 8th Avenue; Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Michael Packer is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Packer's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hernia surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Packer's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
1521 8th Avenue; Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Dean's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dean graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. Dr. Dean is professionally affiliated with Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
1521 8th Avenue; Suite 201
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Roth's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is affiliated with Abington Health, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He is open to new patients. Dr. Roth studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, ... (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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