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Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
258 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cohen's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Ross Jason Richer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2909 Main Street; 2nd Floor
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Ross Richer specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic 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 McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Richer attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Richer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. Dr. Richer is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lane is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lane welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Allergies, Nose ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2909 Main Street; 2nd Floor
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Henry Backe practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Backe takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Backe completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Backe (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Backe's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $517
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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2900 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. David Brown practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Bridgeport, CT, Fairfield, CT, and Stratford, CT. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Brown is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2909 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Robert Stanton's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and Stratford, CT. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Stanton is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Edward John Noble Foundation Fellow, Columbia University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Stanton is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2909 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. John Awad works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Awad at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and 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 his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Awad performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Lumbar Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Kim Fletcher specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Fletcher a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She trained at New York Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fletcher is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Cryosurgery, Postmenopause, Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
3180 Main Street; Suite 305
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Milton Armm's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Armm is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Armm's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brachytherapy, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20 Commerce Park
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Medvecky average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Medvecky's clinical interests: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his residency. Dr. Medvecky's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
30 Commerce Park; Suite 3b
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Wijesekera is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spinal Trauma, Arthritis, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $7,752
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $817

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
258 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. John McCallum is an orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and minimally invasive knee surgery. Dr. McCallum is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McCallum completed a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive knee surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle sees patients in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pringle is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Pringle graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
30 Commerce Park; Suite 3b
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bernstein's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Bernstein completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Congenital Hand ... (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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