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

Dr. Henry Anthony Backe Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2909 Main Street; 2nd Floor
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Henry Backe's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Fairfield, CT, Stratford, CT, and Shelton, CT. Dr. Backe (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Backe is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Backe at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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
Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
258 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Cohen's medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. Dr. Cohen is open to new patients.

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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 Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane works as an otolaryngologist in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Lane has a 4.5 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 attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lane is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

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

Dr. Miriam Sivkin works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Sivkin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Fletcher's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shia include shoulder surgery and elbow surgery. Dr. Shia is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shia accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Milton Frank Armm, MD
Specializes in Urology
3180 Main Street; Suite 305
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Milton Armm specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Armm studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Armm's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Medvecky include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Medvecky welcomes 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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Bridgeport, CT, Brigdeport, CT, and New Haven, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rago attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. On average, patients gave Dr. Rago a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rago honors. Dr. Rago's practice is open to 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2909 Main Street; 2nd Floor
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Rolf Langeland's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. Dr. Langeland is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors AARP, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Langeland is conversant in Spanish.

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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 orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Richer accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Richer (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Richer has an open panel.

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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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pringle studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pringle's office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bernstein is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bernstein has an open panel. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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

Dr. Robert Stanton is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Stanton accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stanton is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Wijesekera completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wijesekera is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,752
  • Medicare Cost: $817
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2909 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. John Awad works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Awad's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally 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. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Awad's medical residency was performed 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, Lumbar Stenosis, Spine ... (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.