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

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

Dr. Joseph Wu's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Dr. Wu obtained his medical school training at State University of New York (SUNY) and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wu has an open panel.

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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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Dr. Mayor graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Branford, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Goodkind is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodkind include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and Griffin Hospital. Dr. Goodkind accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center and Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Cohen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. Dr. Cohen obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Altman specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Altman attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Altman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Altman is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Sumner an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
420 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Kim Fletcher's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Fletcher is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at New York Hospital. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fletcher has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. Adam Hittelman's area of specialization is pediatric urology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hittelman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Hittelman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Pringle is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Kramer is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. John Daigneault's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Daigneault include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Daigneault accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Daigneault is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 Vascular Surgery
6 Business Park Drive; Stony Creek Medical Building Suite 204
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Ralph Denatale specializes in vascular surgery and practices in North Haven, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Denatale (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Denatale takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Popliteal Aneurysm, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Norman Ravski is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Ravski attended New York Medical College for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ravski has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
84 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. John Forrest's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Greenwich, CT. Dr. Forrest takes Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Forrest's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Aortic Stenosis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $6,824
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $993

Specializes in Physiatry
1224 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Durgadas Sakalkale is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sakalkale accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Sakalkale is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nucleoplasty

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

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

Dr. Christopher Lynch sees patients in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and Milford, CT. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Lynch studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Lynch is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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