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

Dr. Theodore Blaine sees patients in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Blaine is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Blaine trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks German and French. His clinical interests encompass spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Yue attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Yue highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yue has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Jokl's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Jokl accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Jokl (or staff) is conversant in German and Afrikaans.

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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 specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Grubman attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Grubman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Grubman is 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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Medvecky include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Medvecky welcomes new patients.

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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, who practices in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Aversa attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Patient reviews placed Dr. Aversa at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices interventional cardiology. Dr. Dicola (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Dicola graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Dicola's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He 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
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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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patrizio is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare. He studied medicine at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks 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)

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

Dr. James Thomson is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in New Haven, CT and Guilford, CT. His clinical interests include general reconstruction, free flap breast reconstruction, and head and neck cancer reconstruction. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Thomson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Thomson graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Thomson trained at Montreal General Hospital. He speaks French.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ravski is 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ravski's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Ravski attended New York Medical College for medical school.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Forrest is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He takes Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Swigart is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program.

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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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Whang is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Whang 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: , 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and minimally invasive knee surgery. Dr. McCallum has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. McCallum is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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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, Sports Medicine
450 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. John Kelley's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. Dr. Kelley's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports injuries. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Paul Coppola is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Coppola is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Coppola is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Coppola trained at Georgetown University Medical Center. He speaks Italian.

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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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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.