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

Dr. Paul Waters practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Waters accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare. He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Toronto General Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Waters's practice is open to new patients.

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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 general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Patients rated Dr. Detterbeck highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Detterbeck (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Detterbeck is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and Bristol Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $980 - $6,619
  • Medicare Cost: $234 - $1,550
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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Richard Garvey is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. In his practice, Dr. Garvey focuses on breast surgery. Dr. Garvey is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Garvey is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, 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 is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Caty is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Caty graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in New Haven, CT. Dr. Roberts completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roberts takes. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon in New Haven, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Boffa attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boffa honors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Bronchoscopy, Thymectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Acid ... (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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Duffy performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He is professionally 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 Heller myotomy, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, 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 Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1 Park Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Doruk Ozgediz's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He practices in Greenwich, CT, New Haven, CT, and Trumbull, CT. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ozgediz is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Ozgediz's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ozgediz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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

Dr. John Elefteriades' medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elefteriades honors. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Elefteriades is accepting 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
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Stitelman is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. For his residency, Dr. Stitelman trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stitelman takes. He is accepting new patients.

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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, Thoracic Surgery
800 Howard Avenue; 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Arnar Geirrson is a heart surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Geirrson is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Geirrson graduated from the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Harry Zemon specializes in general surgery. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Zemon completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: AOA Medical Honor Society. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Zemon's practice 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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Dr. Evan Keith Krakovitz, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Evan Krakovitz specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Krakovitz at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Krakovitz trained at Graduate Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Krakovitz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group, Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Krakovitz 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. Christopher James Mattern, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Mattern works as an orthopedic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mattern is in-network for Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. Dr. Mattern (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Mattern's hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Theodore Blaine's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Blaine accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Blaine trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 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. Patricia B Close, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Patricia Close works as a general gynecologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Close is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Close trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Close is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Close welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Family Planning, Biopsy, ... (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.