We found 122 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Railroad Medicare near Orange, CT.

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

Dr. Frank Detterbeck is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Detterbeck (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and Bristol Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Detterbeck is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes 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 Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Caty's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Caty is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Caty attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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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 general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in New Haven, CT. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roberts 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: , 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, who practices in New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Boffa attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Boffa has an open panel.

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

Dr. Andrew Duffy is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Duffy attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Duffy 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: , 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' specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in New Haven, CT. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Elefteriades takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Elefteriades is accepting 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 Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1 Park Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Doruk Ozgediz practices pediatric surgery and general surgery in Greenwich, CT, New Haven, CT, and Trumbull, CT. Dr. Ozgediz attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ozgediz include minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ozgediz (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Stitelman is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stitelman accepts. Dr. Stitelman's practice is open to new patients. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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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 affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Geirrson completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

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. Dr. Blaine is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blaine include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Blaine attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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. Jeffery H Jablon, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Jablon practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jablon include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Riverside Hospital, ENT and Allergy Associates, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Jablon accepts Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Jablon trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Jablon is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Nose Problems, Rhinoplasty, Sinuplasty, Throat Problems, Plastic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joseph Michael Bellapianta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Bellapianta has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Bellapianta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Alan Arons, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arons is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arons include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Arons's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Arons's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Elbow Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,609
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $560
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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Sutton include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting 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. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
464 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Dr. Wu obtained his medical school training at State University of New York (SUNY) and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wu has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Alexis Hope Jackman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Alexis Jackman specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Jackman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Jackman (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Jackman's professional affiliations include St. John's Riverside Hospital, ENT and Allergy Associates, and Greenwich Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $517
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208
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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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