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

Dr. Frank Detterbeck's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Detterbeck has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Detterbeck (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. Dr. Detterbeck is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and Bristol Hospital. He welcomes 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 General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Duffy sees patients in New Haven, CT and Fairfield, CT. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duffy accepts. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Duffy's office for an appointment.

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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 is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elefteriades accepts. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Elefteriades's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is conversant in French. Dr. Elefteriades is professionally 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
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Caty is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Dr. Caty is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Caty attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Caty has an open panel.

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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' medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Roberts 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

  • 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 specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in New Haven, CT. Dr. Boffa takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Boffa's 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 Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1 Park Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Doruk Ozgediz is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Dr. Ozgediz (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ozgediz welcomes new patients.

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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 practices pediatric surgery and general surgery in New Haven, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Greenwich, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stitelman accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He has an open panel. For his professional training, Dr. Stitelman completed a residency program 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 practices cardiac surgery. Dr. Geirsson takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Geirsson completed residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital. 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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Clinical Interests: Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Aorta Surgery, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,292
  • Medicare Cost: $993
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Theodore Blaine practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Blaine attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Blaine is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. 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. 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 has a special interest in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jablon honors. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Jablon trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Riverside Hospital, ENT and Allergy Associates, and Greenwich Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. Michael B Tom, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Tom practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tom's clinical interests encompass throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, St. John's Riverside Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Tom's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Amerigroup, Anthem, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tom honors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $156 - $1,730
  • Medicare Cost: $86 - $514
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Dr. Matthew Jonathan Kates, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Matthew Kates' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Kates's clinical interests: throat problems, sinus problems, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, St. John's Riverside Hospital, and ENT and Allergy Associates. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kates trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for his residency. He is in-network for Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Snoring, Nose Problems, Nose Surgery, Throat Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $156
  • Medicare Cost: $103
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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' areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Woodbridge, CT and New Haven, CT. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Arons's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arons honors. Dr. Arons is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Arons trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,609
  • Medicare Cost: $560
Dr. Jeffrey Nathan Cousin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Cousin is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Cousin's clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cousin honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Cousin attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. John's Riverside Hospital, ENT and Allergy Associates, and Greenwich Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Nose Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $156
  • Medicare Cost: $94
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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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. She has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Sutton's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sutton takes. She welcomes 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)

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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.