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

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

Dr. Theodore Blaine's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Blaine include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Blaine completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blaine takes. 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)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. James Yue's specialties are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. He practices in Shelton, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Yue graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His clinical interests encompass spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. Peter Jokl practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT. 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. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder injury. Patients gave Dr. Jokl an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Jokl (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Afrikaans. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Jokl's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
157 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Medvecky average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Medvecky's clinical interests: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his residency. Dr. Medvecky's 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, minimally invasive surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. John McCallum is an orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and minimally invasive knee surgery. Dr. McCallum is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McCallum completed a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. John Aversa specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Aversa's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He 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. Aversa's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Aversa trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Vincent Dicola is an interventional cardiology specialist in North Haven, CT, Orange, CT, and Guilford, CT. Dr. Dicola is 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. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Dicola attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Dicola (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $1,773 - $2,736
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $204 - $564

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

Dr. John Kelley is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelley include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kelley is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency.

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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)

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
385 Church Street; Suite 102
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patrizio attended medical school at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Patrizio is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Eric Grubman works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grubman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Grubman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 107
  • Charge (avg.): $1,764 - $4,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $452 - $891

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
385 Church Street; Suite 102
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Hugh Taylor specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology and practices in New Haven, CT, Westport, CT, and Stamford, CT. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Taylor attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Miscarriage, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: general reconstruction, free flap breast reconstruction, and head and neck cancer reconstruction. Dr. Thomson is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montreal General Hospital. He speaks 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: Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Burn ... (Read more)

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 is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Coppola trained at Georgetown University Medical Center for residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Coppola takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is conversant in Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Coppola is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Norman Ravski's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ravski takes. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Ravski completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ravski's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. Enzo Sella's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Sella include foot problems and ankle problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Sella average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sella takes. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sella is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Adina Chelouche sees patients in Branford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chelouche honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chelouche's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (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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