We found 123 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 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 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 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 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 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

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

Dr. Theodore Blaine specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Blaine speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Blaine 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 Michael Bellapianta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta works as an orthopedist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bellapianta is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Bellapianta has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Jablon specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jablon include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with St. John's Riverside Hospital, ENT and Allergy Associates, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Jablon attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Sutton honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Sutton attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sutton's practice 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. Jeffrey Alan Arons, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arons practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Arons average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Arons's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Howard Avenue; Yale Physicians Building
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. James Yue is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. Dr. Yue is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Yue honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks German and French.

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

Dr. Mark Altman's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Altman is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. His professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Altman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (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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