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

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

Dr. Marsel Huribal's specialties are vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Manchester, CT, Stratford, CT, and Southbury, CT. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huribal include carotid artery stenting, varicose veins, and endovascular surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Huribal attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Huribal (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Turkish. Dr. Huribal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Western Connecticut Health Network, and Griffin Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman practices pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Zitsman honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, POMCO, and more. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Zitsman is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Zitsman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Taras Kucher is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kucher is in-network for Guardian, Anthem, Health Net, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Kucher attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Dr. Kucher (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

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

Dr. Paul Waters is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Waters accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Toronto General Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Frank Detterbeck's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and Bristol Hospital. Dr. Detterbeck is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel. 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 languages: German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

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

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

Dr. Richard Garvey is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Garvey's areas of expertise include breast surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Garvey is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Caty is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Caty performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Roberts's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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 General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Boffa is a general surgeon and chest surgeon. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Boffa attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael Dewar works as a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dewar accepts. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, The Montreal Children's Hospital, and Montreal General Hospital, Dr. Dewar attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Duffy graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Duffy 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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Elefteriades accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Elefteriades graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Elefteriades completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is conversant in French.

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

Dr. Doruk Ozgediz is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ozgediz include minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Ozgediz is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ozgediz is accepting new patients. 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). Dr. Ozgediz (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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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 surgeon and general surgeon. For his residency, Dr. Stitelman trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stitelman honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Geirrson accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to 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's specialties are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gretz's areas of expertise include myomectomy (fibroid removal), menorrhagia (heavy periods), and ovarian cancer. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Gretz completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Gretz (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, White Plains Hospital, and WESTMED Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, 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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