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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Theodore Blaine, who practices in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Blaine's clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Blaine speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. James Yue practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Yue include spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Yue completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Fractures, Lower Back ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Jokl's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Jokl is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Jokl attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Jokl (or staff) speaks German and Afrikaans. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Injury, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Eric Grubman is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Grubman honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Grubman studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Grubman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Clinical Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Exercise Physiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 107
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,764 - $4,950
  • Medicare Cost: $452 - $891
Dr. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
157 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in New Haven, CT, Milford, CT, and Guilford, CT. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. Dr. Medvecky honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Medvecky has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Aversa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. John Aversa is an orthopedic surgeon in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Aversa's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Aversa include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Aversa's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Vincent Dicola is an interventional cardiologist in North Haven, CT, Orange, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Dicola (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dicola's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Exercise Physiology, Mitral Valve Prolapse, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,773 - $2,736
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $564
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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
385 Church Street; Suite 102
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio sees patients in Westport, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patrizio is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ConnectiCare, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, in Vitro Fertilization, Female Infertility, Endoscopy, Male Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Grant Thomson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
111 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. James Thomson's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Thomson's areas of expertise include general reconstruction, free flap breast reconstruction, and head and neck cancer reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. Dr. Thomson's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Hemangiomas, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 Samson Rock Drive; Meigswood Suite 1c
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Norman Ravski is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ravski average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ravski completed a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
111 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. John Forrest's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Forrest's office for an appointment. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,824
  • Medicare Cost: $993
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Carrie Swigart specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in New Haven, CT and Guilford, CT. Dr. Swigart is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swigart accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Swigart's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Whang's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whang accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Whang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Radiculopathy, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. John McCallum is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. McCallum's areas of expertise include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and minimally invasive knee surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. McCallum has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive knee surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 Samson Rock Drive; Meigswood Suite 1c
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Adina Chelouche is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Chelouche is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Chelouche attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. John Kelley is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelley include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports injuries. Dr. Kelley is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelley's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (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.