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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Paul Waters sees patients in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Before performing his residency at Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Waters attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Waters is an in-network provider for Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Achalasia, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Pleurodesis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Christopher Detterbeck, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20 York Street; Smilow Cancer Hosp at Ynh 4th Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Frank Detterbeck is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in New Haven, CT and Trumbull, CT. Dr. Detterbeck has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Detterbeck (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Detterbeck is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and Bristol Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Lung Cancer Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Hiatal Hernia, Sarcoma, Esophagectomy, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $980 - $6,619
  • Medicare Cost: $234 - $1,550
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Howard Avenue; Yale Physician's Bldg - 3r Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Yuh works as a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Yuh performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Yuh welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Replacement, Aorta Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Richard Garvey, who practices in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast surgery. Dr. Garvey honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Garvey speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, Nissen fundoplication, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Wounds, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
20 York Street; Ynh Hospital West Pavilion 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Caty practices pediatric surgery and general surgery in Trumbull, CT, New Haven, CT, and Greenwich, CT. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Caty is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Neonatal Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
55 Lock Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Kurt Roberts is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Roberts completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. 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: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

All Interests: Appendectomy, Pancreatic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Morbid Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,525 - $5,295
  • Medicare Cost: $651 - $1,350
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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20 York Street; Smilow Cancer Hosp. at Ynhh, 4th Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Boffa is a general surgeon and chest surgeon in New Haven, CT. Dr. Boffa is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for his residency. Dr. Boffa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Bronchoscopy, Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,055
  • Medicare Cost: $941
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Duffy sees patients in New Haven, CT and Fairfield, CT. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Duffy attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duffy accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Howard Avenue; Yale Physicians Building - 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. John Elefteriades is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in New Haven, CT. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Elefteriades attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Elefteriades is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Transplant Procedures, Aortic Dissection, Mediastinal Disease, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1 Park Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Doruk Ozgediz is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist in Greenwich, CT, New Haven, CT, and Trumbull, CT. Dr. Ozgediz (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Ozgediz include minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ozgediz attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ozgediz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Surgery

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Stitelman is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stitelman completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Howard Avenue; 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Arnar Geirsson is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Dr. Geirsson is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Mitral Valve Replacement, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,292
  • Medicare Cost: $993
Dr. Evan Keith Krakovitz, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Evan Krakovitz is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Krakovitz is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Krakovitz trained at Graduate Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Krakovitz average 4.0 stars out of 5. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krakovitz takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Krakovitz is professionally affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group, Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and Greenwich Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Rectal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Colon Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Harry Zemon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Harry Zemon is a general surgery specialist. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zemon accepts. Dr. Zemon studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Zemon trained at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Zemon has received the distinction of AOA Medical Honor Society. His professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,538
  • Medicare Cost: $744
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Theodore Blaine sees patients in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Blaine is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Blaine trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher James Mattern, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Mattern works as an orthopedist. Before performing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Mattern attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Mattern's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare. Dr. Mattern (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Mattern is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

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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.