We found 315 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept ConnectiCare near Woodbridge, CT.

Dr. Marsel Huribal, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Marsel Huribal is a medical specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Huribal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Turkish. In his practice, Dr. Huribal focuses on carotid artery stenting, varicose veins, and endovascular surgery. Dr. Huribal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Western Connecticut Health Network, and Griffin Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Huribal takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Endovascular Disease, Endovascular Surgery, Carotid Artery Stenting

Dr. Taras V Kucher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Taras Kucher's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Guardian, Anthem, and Health Net. Dr. Kucher has an open panel. He attended medical school at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. Dr. Kucher's training includes residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Dr. Kucher (or staff) is conversant in Russian and Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Varicose Veins, Carotid Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Waters' medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Waters attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Waters is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He welcomes 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 specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Detterbeck (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and Bristol Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Detterbeck 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: , VATS lobectomy

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

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

Dr. Richard Garvey is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Garvey accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Garvey is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Garvey speaks Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Michael Caty's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Caty is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Caty attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive thoracic surgery

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

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

Dr. Kurt Roberts is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in New Haven, CT. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roberts 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 sleeve gastrectomy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $3,525 - $5,295
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $651 - $1,350

Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20 York Street; Smilow Cancer Hosp. at Ynhh, 4th Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Boffa, who practices in New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Boffa attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Boffa has an open panel.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,055
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $941

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
330 Orchard Street; Building 204
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Dewar is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in New Haven, CT. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Dewar completed residency programs at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, The Montreal Children's Hospital, and Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Dewar is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular stent grafting

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortobiiliac Bypass, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Duffy is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Duffy attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Duffy 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 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)

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

Dr. John Elefteriades' specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in New Haven, CT. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Elefteriades takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally 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, Aortic Dissection, Mediastinal Disease, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Doruk Ozgediz practices pediatric surgery and general surgery in Greenwich, CT, New Haven, CT, and Trumbull, CT. Dr. Ozgediz attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ozgediz include minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ozgediz (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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

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

Dr. David Stitelman is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stitelman accepts. Dr. Stitelman's practice is open to new patients. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Arnar Geirrson's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Geirrson completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $6,292
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $993
Dr. Harry Zemon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Harry Zemon's specialty is general surgery. He is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Zemon trained at George Washington University Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: AOA Medical Honor Society. Dr. Zemon's hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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Dr. Evan Keith Krakovitz, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Evan Krakovitz's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krakovitz takes. Dr. Krakovitz graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Krakovitz speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group, Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and Greenwich Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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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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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