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

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. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cohen has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice 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)

Dr. Miriam J Sivkin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
247 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Miriam Sivkin practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Milford, CT and New Haven, CT. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Sivkin attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Sivkin honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. Ross Richer is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Richer (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. He is professionally 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. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Richer 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)

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

Dr. Robert Stanton specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanton takes. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Stanton has received professional recognition including the following: Edward John Noble Foundation Fellow, Columbia University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice 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. Kim Fletcher's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fletcher honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York Hospital. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fletcher has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. Michael Medvecky, who practices in New Haven, CT, Milford, CT, and Guilford, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. Dr. Medvecky is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Medvecky completed a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lane 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. Dr. Lane's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks 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 is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Backe graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Backe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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

Dr. David Brown works as an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brown 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, who practices in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients rated Dr. Awad highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Awad's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Rebecca Pringle practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. She accepts 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. Dr. Pringle 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 works in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Demartini is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Demartini performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

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

Dr. Robert Dawe is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Dawe is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dawe accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dawe's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Dawe (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Lumbar Stenosis, Fractures

Dr. Rolf H Langeland, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2909 Main Street; 2nd Floor
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Rolf Langeland is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Newport Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Langeland takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and ConnectiCare. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Langeland attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hartford Hospital. He speaks 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,231
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $190

Specializes in Neurosurgery
2909 Main Street; 3rd Floor
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Perry Shear works as a neurosurgeon. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shear include: Certification in Neurosurgery, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and Humanism Award-Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and Griffin Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Meningioma, Hydrocephalus, Bleeding, Herniated Disc, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Lumbar Stenosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Wijesekera is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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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

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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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