We found 29 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Community Care Network near Guilford, CT.

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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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Blaine include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Blaine is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Blaine is conversant in 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Yue include spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Yue attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. Dr. Yue is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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; he sees patients in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT. Dr. Jokl (or staff) speaks German and Afrikaans. Clinical interests for Dr. Jokl include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder injury. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Jokl attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Injury

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

Dr. Eric Grubman is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Grubman honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Grubman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Grubman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. Dr. Medvecky's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medvecky accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Medvecky graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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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 orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aversa include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Aversa attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Aversa's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Dicola (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dicola attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Dicola accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. James Thomson specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in New Haven, CT and Guilford, CT. His clinical interests include general reconstruction, free flap breast reconstruction, and head and neck cancer reconstruction. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomson studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Montreal General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Thomson speaks French. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
385 Church Street; Suite 102
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio, who practices in Westport, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Patrizio is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ConnectiCare, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Norman Ravski's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ravski is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ravski is a graduate of New York Medical College. He trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency.

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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 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
145 Durham Road; Suite 1
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Paul Coppola's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; he sees patients in Madison, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Coppola is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Italian. Dr. Coppola 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: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Carrie Swigart sees patients in New Haven, CT and Guilford, CT. Her medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 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. She is accepting 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Whang accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Whang attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Whang's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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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 Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Brian Smith is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Cerebral Palsy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Dysplasia, Sports ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John McCallum's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCallum include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and minimally invasive knee surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCallum takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. McCallum's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Enzo Sella is an orthopedist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sella takes. Dr. Sella graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, ... (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.