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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
40 Temple Street; Suite 7b
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Kurt Roberts is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in New Haven, CT. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Roberts is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Roberts has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Appendectomy, Pancreatic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Inguinal Hernia ... (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, Bariatric Surgery
40 Temple Street; Suite 7b
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Duffy practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Duffy's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Duffy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic Heller myotomy, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic colon surgery, 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' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Elefteriades has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Elefteriades speaks French. 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: , 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
330 Cedar Street; Fmb - 128 Thoracic Surgery
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Boffa is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in New Haven, CT. Dr. Boffa is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting 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 is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Ozgediz attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Ozgediz's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ozgediz (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ozgediz is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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
330 Cedar Street; Fmb 131
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Caty's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Caty obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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 Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Stitelman specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery and practices in New Haven, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Greenwich, CT. Dr. Stitelman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. For his residency, Dr. Stitelman trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Stitelman 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's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Geirrson is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Geirrson's practice 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. Karen Michelle Sutton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Howard Avenue; Yale Physicians Bldg - 1st Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Karen Sutton practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Sutton's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sutton takes. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Phillips Altman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Mark Altman is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Altman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Altman attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Altman completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. His professional affiliations include Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Theodore Blaine's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Blaine include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Blaine completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blaine takes. His practice is open to 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. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. These areas are among Dr. Wu's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wu attended State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan M Reznik, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
30 Commerce Park; Suite 3b
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Alan Reznik's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reznik honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Reznik completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500 - $3,705
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $190 - $387
Dr. Rowland Brook Mayor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor, who practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mayor is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
800 Howard Avenue; Yale Physicians Bldg - 1st Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. James Yue's specialties are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. He practices in Shelton, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Yue graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His clinical interests encompass spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. He 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: Artificial Disc Replacement, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Miriam J Sivkin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
247 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Miriam Sivkin's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Sivkin attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sivkin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, Postmenopause, Women's Heart ... (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.
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