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Dr. Joseph A Cuteri, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
226 Mill Hill Avenue; 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Cuteri practices general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Cuteri completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cuteri honors. Dr. Cuteri (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Walter Cholewczynski is a general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Cholewczynski (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Cholewczynski is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Inguinal Hernia, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Wounds, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Hernia ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
310 Mill Hill Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Richard Garvey practices pediatric surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests encompass breast surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Garvey is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Garvey's office for an appointment. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Wounds, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
226 Mill Hill Avenue; 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Kenler is a general surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kenler include breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kenler is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Imaging Procedures, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $1,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $404

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Scott Thornton practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer, crohn's disease, and colon problems. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Thornton attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Thornton has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a kind of minimally invasive surgery using a thin, narrow tube called a laparoscope. Usually performed on the abdomen or the pelvic region, the surgeon makes a few very small incisions instead of one large one.

During the procedure, the surgeon inserts the laparoscope, which contains a light and camera that allows the surgeon to see what is happening inside the body. Then tiny tools are placed through the small openings and used to perform the surgery.

The most common laparoscopic surgery is gallbladder removal, but laparoscopic surgery may also be used for the removal of a kidney or appendix, to treat certain cysts and tumors, for bariatric surgery, for some GERD treatments, or for hernia repairs, among others.

Because laparoscopic surgery only uses a few tiny incisions, the scars are minimal and recovery is easier than with open surgery.
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