We found 52 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept MultiPlan near Madison, CT.

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

Dr. Theodore Blaine practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Blaine obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency 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. He welcomes 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)

Dr. Gary J Price, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5 Durham Road; Bldg# 1, Suite 8
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Gary Price sees patients in Guilford, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Price has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price honors. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Price is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Yue practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in New Haven, CT, Stamford, CT, and Guilford, CT. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. His areas of clinical interest consist of spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. Dr. Yue is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yue is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting 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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 Meigs Avenue; Suite 1a
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Kim Fletcher's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fletcher is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at New York Hospital. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fletcher's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Cryosurgery, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark A Dagostino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otolaryngic Allergy
669 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Mark D'agostino works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist and otolaryngic allergist. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. D'agostino takes. Dr. D'agostino is affiliated with Middlesex Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Allergies, Nose ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Grubman works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Orange, CT, New Haven, CT, and North Haven, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Grubman honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Grubman studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Grubman (or staff) is conversant in 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 107
  • Charge (avg.): $1,764 - $4,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $452 - $891
Dr. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
157 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky sees patients in New Haven, CT, Milford, CT, and Guilford, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medvecky 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. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Medvecky honors 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, 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, Sports Medicine
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Jokl is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Jokl (or staff) is conversant in German and Afrikaans. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder injury. He is affiliated with 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). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jokl is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 Meigs Avenue
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Pringle is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Pringle is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otolaryngic Allergy
669 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Paul Fortgang is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otolaryngic allergy specialist in New Haven, CT, Milford, CT, and Hamden, CT. Dr. Fortgang (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fortgang graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fortgang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Fortgang has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fortgang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Allergies, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Aversa's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Aversa is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aversa's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice 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)

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Vincent Dicola's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Dicola performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Dicola (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio works as an infertility specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Patrizio is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patrizio is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks the following 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)

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

Dr. Kenneth Kramer's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Kramer is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He speaks 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: Spinal Fusion, Spine Imaging, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Aversa Jr., DO
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. John Aversa is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. Dr. Aversa is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of Saint Raphael's residency program. Dr. Aversa has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for 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: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Anal Cancer, Fecal Incontinence, Colon Problems, Da Vinci Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hugh Taylor's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Taylor studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Taylor trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Taylor is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Miscarriage, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Endocrine Diseases, ... (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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