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

Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman's specialties are pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In his practice, Dr. Zitsman focuses on minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Zitsman attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Zitsman has received the distinction of One of America's Top Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Ashutosh Kaul, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Ashutosh Kaul specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He graduated from LLRM Medical College, Meerut and then he performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. His clinical interests encompass weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Kaul takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kaul (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group, Westchester Medical Center, and Greenwich Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,288 - $1,778
  • Medicare Cost: $816 - $1,183
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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Paul Waters works as a general surgeon and chest surgeon. He honors Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Waters completed his residency training at Toronto General Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. His practice 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 works as a general surgeon and chest surgeon in New Haven, CT and Trumbull, CT. Dr. Detterbeck is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Detterbeck honors. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Detterbeck (or staff) is conversant in German and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and Bristol Hospital. Dr. Detterbeck is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $980 - $6,619
  • Medicare Cost: $234 - $1,550
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Howard Avenue; Yale Physician's Bldg - 3r Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Yuh sees patients in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Yuh is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Replacement, Aorta Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Garvey is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Garvey speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Garvey include breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Garvey takes 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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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, Nissen fundoplication, laparoscopic appendectomy

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

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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. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Caty is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive thoracic surgery

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

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

Dr. Kurt Roberts works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Roberts completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He 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

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,525 - $5,295
  • Medicare Cost: $651 - $1,350
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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Boffa's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in New Haven, CT. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Boffa attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Boffa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,055
  • Medicare Cost: $941
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Duffy practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in New Haven, CT and Fairfield, CT. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Duffy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic appendectomy

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

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

Dr. John Elefteriades, who practices in New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist 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. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks French. Dr. Elefteriades is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Doruk Ozgediz's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. In Dr. Ozgediz's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ozgediz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. David Stitelman works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in New Haven, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Greenwich, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stitelman honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Stitelman completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Arnar Geirsson is a heart surgeon. Dr. Geirsson is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Geirsson welcomes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,292
  • Medicare Cost: $993
Dr. Herbert Frank Gretz III, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Herbert Gretz specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Gretz completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. These areas are among his clinical interests: myomectomy (fibroid removal), menorrhagia (heavy periods), and ovarian cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gretz takes. Dr. Gretz (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and White Plains Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gretz's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,014
  • Medicare Cost: $1,147
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Dr. Evan Keith Krakovitz, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Evan Krakovitz is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krakovitz takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Krakovitz trained at Graduate Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Krakovitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group, Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Krakovitz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Rectal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Colon Surgery, ... (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.