We found 42 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept First Health near Stratford, CT.

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Lane average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lane is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Lane completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lane (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Allergies, Nose Reconstruction, Balance Disorders, ... (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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Backe is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Backe (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He 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: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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

Dr. Rolf Langeland is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. AARP, Anthem, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langeland honors. Dr. Langeland attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hartford Hospital for residency. Dr. Langeland is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Newport Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Tendonitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,231
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $190
Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
258 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Cohen trained at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Cohen 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: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
247 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Miriam Sivkin is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sivkin's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, Women's Heart Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kim Fletcher's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fletcher is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at New York Hospital. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fletcher's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. Ross Richer, who practices in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Richer is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Richer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Milton Armm's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His 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 honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Armm speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in New Haven, CT, Milford, CT, and Guilford, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medvecky include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. Dr. Medvecky's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Medvecky honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Stanton is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Stanton takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. Dr. Stanton speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stanton is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Pringle is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Pringle is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Pringle is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
501 Kings Highway East; Suite 112
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Paul Demartini is a specialist in vascular surgery. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Demartini graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Demartini trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Demartini's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Sclerotherapy, Varicose Veins, Vascular Malformations, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3101 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Rago is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Rago is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rago is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Open ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Brown works as an orthopedic surgeon in Bridgeport, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Brown completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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 Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2909 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. John Awad practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Awad completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

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

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

Dr. Richard Bernstein specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Bernstein's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bernstein is affiliated with 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: 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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