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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Blaine speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Blaine 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. James Yue is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. Dr. Yue is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Yue honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks German and French.

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

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Patrizio is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Patrizio is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, in Vitro Fertilization, Female Infertility, Endoscopy, Male Infertility, ... (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. Dr. Jokl (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Afrikaans. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder injury. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Jokl's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include 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. Dr. Medvecky is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and 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)

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

Dr. Eric Grubman's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Grubman (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Vincent Dicola's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dicola accepts. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Dicola's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Dicola (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Dicola is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $1,773 - $2,736
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $204 - $564
Dr. John M Aversa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. John Aversa is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Aversa's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aversa's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Hugh Taylor practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Taylor obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Taylor is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Miscarriage, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Endocrine Diseases, ... (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. Dr. Thomson's areas of expertise include general reconstruction, free flap breast reconstruction, and head and neck cancer reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Montreal General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Thomson is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

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

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

Dr. Paul Coppola is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Coppola obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Italian. Dr. Coppola is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ravski obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally 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 hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. Aydin Arici works as an infertility specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. He is affiliated with Yale University and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Arici 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. Arici attended Istanbul University and then went on to complete his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Arici (or staff) is conversant in French and Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Miscarriage, Pregnancy, Ultrasound, in Vitro Fertilization, Menorrhagia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Whang's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Whang is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Whang welcomes new patients. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

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

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

Dr. Carrie Swigart specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Swigart is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Swigart 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)

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

Dr. Brian Smith, who practices in New Haven, CT, Norwalk, CT, and Guilford, CT, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Smith takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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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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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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