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

Dr. Theodore Blaine's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Blaine accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Blaine trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 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)

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

Dr. Gary Price is a plastic surgery specialist in Guilford, CT and New Haven, CT. The average patient rating for Dr. Price is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Price is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price takes. He welcomes new patients. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Yue is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks German and French. His clinical interests include spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Yue graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. The average patient rating for Dr. Yue is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yue accepts. He is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Mark D'agostino is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otolaryngic allergy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. D'agostino completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital, Griffin Hospital, and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 Meigs Avenue; Suite 1a
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Kim Fletcher is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Fletcher completed her residency training at New York Hospital. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. Peter Jokl is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Milford, CT. Dr. Jokl's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder injury. The average patient rating for Dr. Jokl is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Jokl (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Afrikaans. Dr. Jokl's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. 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

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

Dr. Eric Grubman's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Grubman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Grubman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Grubman is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

  • 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Medvecky completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Medvecky's practice 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)

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

Dr. Paul Fortgang is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otolaryngic allergy. He works 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Fortgang attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Fortgang is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Aversa's clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aversa's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Aversa attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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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 is an interventional cardiology specialist. Dr. Dicola (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Dicola is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Dicola attended Yale School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 Meigs Avenue
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pringle accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Pringle studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. James Thomson's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include general reconstruction, free flap breast reconstruction, and head and neck cancer reconstruction. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomson takes. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montreal General Hospital. He speaks French. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Thomson's office for an appointment.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Kramer specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kramer attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is conversant in French. Dr. Kramer 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)

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

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Westport, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Patrizio graduated from the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Patrizio 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 Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
230 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Eric Baum's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and pediatric sleep medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Baum is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Guardian, MultiPlan, and Anthem. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Baum is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Ear Infection, Neck ... (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.