We found 308 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Orange, CT.

Dr. Jeffrey Leonard Zitsman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman is a pediatric surgeon and intensivist. Clinical interests for Dr. Zitsman include minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Zitsman is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, POMCO, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Zitsman attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Zitsman has received the distinction of One of America's Top Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Marsel Huribal, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Marsel Huribal works as a vascular surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Huribal include carotid artery stenting, varicose veins, and endovascular surgery. Dr. Huribal's professional affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Western Connecticut Health Network, and Griffin Hospital. Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huribal honors. Dr. Huribal welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Huribal (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Endovascular Disease, Endovascular Surgery, Carotid Artery Stenting

Dr. Taras V Kucher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Taras Kucher works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Guardian, Anthem, Health Net, and more. Dr. Kucher is open to new patients. Dr. Kucher is a graduate of Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital for residency. Dr. Kucher (or staff) speaks Russian and Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Varicose Veins, Carotid Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Christopher Detterbeck, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Frank Detterbeck is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Detterbeck has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Detterbeck (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. Dr. Detterbeck is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and Bristol Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Lung Cancer Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Thymectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Sarcoma, Esophagectomy, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Paul Waters is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Waters's professional affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Before completing his residency at Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Waters attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Waters's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Achalasia, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Pleurodesis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Richard Garvey practices pediatric surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests encompass breast surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Garvey is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Garvey's office for an appointment. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Wounds, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Caty is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He works in Trumbull, CT, New Haven, CT, and Greenwich, CT. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Caty is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Neonatal Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Kurt Roberts' specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Roberts accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

All Interests: Appendectomy, Pancreatic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Morbid Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $3,525 - $5,295
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $651 - $1,350

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
330 Orchard Street; Building 204
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Dewar practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, The Montreal Children's Hospital, and Montreal General Hospital, Dr. Dewar attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dewar's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular stent grafting

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortobiiliac Bypass, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Duffy's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Duffy takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic Heller myotomy, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Howard Avenue; Yale Physicians Building - 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. John Elefteriades is a New Haven, CT physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Elefteriades completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Elefteriades's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Dissection, Mediastinal Disease, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Boffa sees patients in New Haven, CT. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Boffa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boffa accepts. Dr. Boffa welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Bronchoscopy, Thymectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Acid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,055
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $941

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1 Park Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Doruk Ozgediz sees patients in Greenwich, CT, New Haven, CT, and Trumbull, CT. His medical specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ozgediz include minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Ozgediz is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Ozgediz (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Surgery

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Stitelman is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stitelman's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Howard Avenue; 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Arnar Geirrson is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Geirrson is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Mitral Valve Replacement, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $6,292
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $993
Dr. Herbert Frank Gretz III, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Herbert Gretz works as a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gretz include myomectomy (fibroid removal), menorrhagia (heavy periods), and ovarian cancer. Dr. Gretz takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Gretz performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Gretz (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, White Plains Hospital, and WESTMED Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $3,014
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,147

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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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