We found 41 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept First Health near Stratford, CT.

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

Dr. Henry Backe is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Fairfield, CT, Stratford, CT, and Shelton, CT. Dr. Backe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Backe 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: , 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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $517
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Lane (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lane honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Allergies, Nose Reconstruction, Balance Disorders, ... (Read more)

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 attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Cohen's medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cohen's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cohen has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Rolf Langeland works as an orthopedist. Dr. Langeland obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Areas of expertise for Dr. Langeland include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. He takes AARP, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Langeland has an open panel.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,231
  • Medicare Cost: $190
Dr. Ross Jason Richer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2909 Main Street; 2nd Floor
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Ross Richer is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Richer (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. Dr. Richer is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richer honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Milton Armm is an urologist. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Armm honors. Before performing his residency at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Armm attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Armm speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Armm's 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)

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

Dr. Robert Stanton is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Stanton is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Stanton completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. He speaks Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Miriam Sivkin specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Milford, CT and New Haven, CT. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sivkin attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sivkin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Sivkin is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. Kim Fletcher is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Fletcher completed her residency training at New York Hospital. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. Derek Shia is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Shia is especially interested in shoulder surgery and elbow surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Shia attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,658 - $5,000
  • Medicare Cost: $144 - $1,167
Dr. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20 Commerce Park
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Medvecky completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Medvecky's practice 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)

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

Dr. Thomas Rago's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Bridgeport, CT, Brigdeport, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Rago attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. John Awad sees patients in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients gave Dr. Awad an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Awad is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Pringle is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pringle accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Pringle studied medicine at 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, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Bernstein's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bernstein 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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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2874 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. R. Manes' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Manes is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Manes attended medical school at Albany Medical College.

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Clinical Interests: Tumor, Sinusitis, Hay Fever

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,902
  • Medicare Cost: $444

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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.