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

Dr. Paul Waters specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. His professional affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Waters graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Toronto General Hospital. He takes Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waters is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Acid Reflux, Pleurodesis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (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 practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in New Haven, CT and Trumbull, CT. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Detterbeck's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Detterbeck (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. Dr. Detterbeck's hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and Bristol Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Yuh's training includes residency programs at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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 works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Garvey attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast surgery. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garvey accepts. Dr. Garvey speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Caty takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Caty trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. 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, who practices in New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Roberts is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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.

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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 specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works 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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Duffy is open to new patients. 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.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in New Haven, CT. Dr. Elefteriades is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elefteriades accepts. 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, who practices in Greenwich, CT, New Haven, CT, and Trumbull, CT, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Ozgediz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. These areas are among Dr. Ozgediz's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ozgediz honors. Dr. Ozgediz is accepting 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's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He practices in New Haven, CT, Trumbull, CT, and Greenwich, CT. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stitelman takes. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to 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
800 Howard Avenue; 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Arnar Geirsson works as a heart surgeon. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Geirsson's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Aorta Surgery, Mitral Valve ... (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's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Krakovitz is professionally affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group, Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), and Greenwich Hospital. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Krakovitz is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. His practice is open to 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's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Zemon's hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: AOA Medical Honor Society.

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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, who practices in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Blaine's clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Blaine speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mattern is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare. Dr. Mattern (or staff) is conversant in 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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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.