We found 40 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net near Fairfield, CT.

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2000 Post Road; Suite 101
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Saber Ghiassi's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Fairfield, CT. Dr. Ghiassi is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $4,823 - $10,540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $961 - $1,712
Dr. Rishi Norman Razdan, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
501 Kings Highway E; Suite 109
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Rishi Razdan's areas of specialization are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare. Before performing his residency at Erlanger Health System, Dr. Razdan attended Mercer University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Razdan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Cancer, Pain Management, Embolization

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 Post Road; Suite 208
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. David Brown practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Bridgeport, CT, Fairfield, CT, and Stratford, CT. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Brown is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahul Singh Anand, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1305 Post Road; Suite 210
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Rahul Anand specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include vertebroplasty, back pain, and cancer. Dr. Anand is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Anand is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Anand (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, nucleoplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Pain, Kyphoplasty, Headache, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Vertebroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence J Fliegelman, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1305 Post Road; Suite 302
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Lawrence Fliegelman's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Fairfield, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Fliegelman's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and radiesse. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fliegelman honors. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Fliegelman attended New York Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Juvederm, Chemical ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. William Cimino is an orthopedist. Dr. Cimino attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cimino include foot problems and ankle problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cimino honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
3180 Main Street; Suite 305, Beechmont Building
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Milton Armm's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Armm is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Armm's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brachytherapy, Urinary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
650 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Allen Schlein sees patients in Bridgeport, CT. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Schlein attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
2600 Post Road
Southport, CT
 

Dr. Bradford Chervin, who practices in Southport, CT, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chervin's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Chervin attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chervin's professional affiliations include Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
276 French Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Katherine Sandhu practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology in Stamford, CT and Bridgeport, CT. She is especially interested in pelvic reconstructive surgery and urogynecological problems. Dr. Sandhu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandhu takes. She is open to new patients. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sandhu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical Interests: Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Surgery, Urogynecological Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,329
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $446

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2600 Post Road; Suite 1l
Southport, CT
 

Dr. Julie Laifer is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Southport, CT. Dr. Laifer is professionally 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. Dr. Laifer is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Laifer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Labor and Delivery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
501 Kings Highway East; Suite 112
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Paul Demartini practices vascular surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Demartini obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Vascular Malformations, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
1305 Post Road; Suite 302
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Richard Levin practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Fairfield, CT. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Levin average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levin honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Tinnitus, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Hearing Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
309 Stillson Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Elenita Espina is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Fairfield, CT. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Espina accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Espina trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for residency. Dr. Espina (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Espina is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1735 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Emily Blair is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Fairfield, CT and Stratford, CT. Patient reviews placed Dr. Blair at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Blair trained at Bridgeport Hospital for her residency. Dr. Blair (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3101 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Rago works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Bridgeport, CT and Brigdeport, CT. Dr. Rago is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rago takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Open ... (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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