We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicare near Groton, CT.

Dr. John Ching-Yi Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
914 Hartford Turnpike
Waterford, CT
 

Dr. John Lee is a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon in Waterford, CT, Old Lyme, CT, and Middletown, CT. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, and The William H. Backus Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean D Bears, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
 

Dr. Sean Bears' area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Bears's clinical interests include breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colon surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colon Surgery

Dr. Steven Yin Wei, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
495 Gold Star Highway; Suite 300
Groton, CT
 

Dr. Steven Wei is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Wei is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wei attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 119
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $190 - $1,173
Dr. Christy Ann Adamsky, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
194 Howard Street
New London, CT
 

Dr. Christy Stanat is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Stanat is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Stanat is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Warren Booth Burrows II, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
196 Parkway S; Suite 201
Waterford, CT
 

Dr. Warren Burrows is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Waterford, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Burrows is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Burrows completed a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Burrows is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Congenital Hand Disorders, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $533
Dr. Henry Steven Amdur, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
194 Howard Street
New London, CT
 

Dr. Henry Amdur is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Amdur is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Amdur speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Laser Treatment, Incontinence Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Aeumuro Gashaw Lake, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
4 Shaws Cove; Ste 204-205
E New London, CT
 

Dr. Aeumuro Lake is an urogynecology specialist in East New London, CT and Farmington, CT. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lake trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lake takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Lake (or staff) speaks Amharic and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Hartford Hospital, and Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Neurostimulation, Urodynamic Testing, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian S Ehrlich, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
196 Parkway South; Suite 103
Waterford, CT
 

Dr. Brian Ehrlich is an adult cardiology specialist. He is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ehrlich is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Pacemaker Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,078 - $1,160
  • Medicare Cost: $516 - $529
Dr. Christopher Merrill Hutchins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
489 Goldstar Highway; Suite 110
Groton, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Hutchins is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Hutchins's practice, he is particularly interested in total joint replacement and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hutchins accepts. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
194 Howard Street
New London, CT
 

Dr. Edward Watson's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Watson has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Before performing his residency at Danbury Hospital, Dr. Watson attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Watson is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Laser Treatment, Pelvic Pain, High Risk Pregnancy, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Sepehr Sajjad, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
59 Faire Harbour Place
New London, CT
 

Dr. Sepehr Sajjad's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Sajjad is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Sajjad average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Sajjad is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Hand Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $984
  • Medicare Cost: $514
Dr. Steven Bruce Carlow, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
495 Gold Star Highway; Suite 300
Groton, CT
 

Dr. Steven Carlow sees patients in Groton, CT. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Carlow attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carlow is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,638
  • Medicare Cost: $493
Dr. David Frank Reisfeld, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
194 Howard Street
New London, CT
 

Dr. David Reisfeld's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Reisfeld has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,374
  • Medicare Cost: $715
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Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
342 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT
 

Dr. Robert Spitz's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Spitz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spitz takes. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spitz trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Menopause, Research, Urinary Incontinence, Pap Test, Menstrual Disorders, Uterine Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $880
  • Medicare Cost: $291
Dr. Jeffrey A Simpson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
345 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Simpson, who practices in New London, CT, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simpson is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Prenatal Care, Urinary Incontinence, High Risk Pregnancy, Pap Test, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory S Azia, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
399 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT
 

Dr. Gregory Azia's specialties are general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Azia is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. He completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Patient ratings for Dr. Azia average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500 - $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $640 - $706

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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.