We found 33 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept MultiPlan near Branford, CT.

Dr. Mark Phillips Altman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Mark Altman's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Altman is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. His professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Altman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
84 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Cohen's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Wu's clinical interests encompass arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Wu speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Rowland Brook Mayor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mayor takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mayor welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. David Jay Goodkind, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2 Chestnut Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. David Goodkind is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Goodkind include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Goodkind average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and Griffin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Biopsy, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
420 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Kim Fletcher's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fletcher is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Fletcher trained at New York Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Cryosurgery, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner is an orthopedic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sumner studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Sumner completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture, Scoliosis, Closed Reduction, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
330 Cedar Street, #208058; Department of Urology, Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Adam Hittelman is a pediatric urology specialist. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Hittelman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Hittelman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Penile Cancer, Incontinence, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
420 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pringle is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pringle is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
84 North Main Street; Building #2
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Kramer's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kramer graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kramer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion, Spine Imaging, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Paul Daigneault, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. John Daigneault is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Daigneault include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Daigneault average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daigneault accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $190 - $352

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
469 W Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Lynch is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and Milford, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lynch include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lynch graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lynch takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lynch's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Tendonitis, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
687 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Norman Ravski is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ravski obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Durgadas Sakalkale's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sakalkale takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , nucleoplasty

All Interests: Neck Pain, Facet Injection, Coblation, Electroencephalography, Sciatica, Nucleoplasty, Epidural ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry
12 Village Street
North Haven, CT
 

Dr. Carol Callahan specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and practices in Fairfield, CT, North Haven, CT, and New Haven, CT. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Callahan speaks Korean. Dr. Callahan is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Warts, Pain, Sports Health, Achilles Tendon Problems, Toenail Fungus, Cerebral Palsy, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
144 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Leonard Zamore is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. In addition to English, he speaks Yiddish. Dr. Zamore is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Zamore is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (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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