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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)

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

Dr. Gary Price, who practices in Guilford, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Price's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. MultiPlan, Anthem, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price honors. Dr. Price has an open panel. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. 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 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)

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

Dr. Mark D'agostino's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otolaryngic allergy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. D'agostino is professionally affiliated with Middlesex Hospital, 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. Dr. D'agostino is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. D'agostino attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Fletcher's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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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 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)

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

Dr. Paul Fortgang's medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otolaryngic allergy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fortgang takes. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Fortgang (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fortgang 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, 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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 Meigs Avenue
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pringle studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pringle's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Kramer sees patients in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kramer is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Kramer graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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

Dr. John Aversa's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aversa include rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Aversa is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Aversa is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 Woodland Road
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Randall Kaump works as a general OB/GYN. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kaump is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Kaump is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Women's Heart Disease, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Myomectomy, Pregnancy, ... (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.