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We found 11 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Fall River, MA.

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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology, Preventive Medicine
365 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Clyne is a physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and preventive medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Clyne is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clyne accepts. He is closed to new patients at this time. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Clyne has received include Weikotten Pharmacology Award; Resident Teaching Award- Yale University- Sain Raphael Hospital Program; and Top Cardiologist in US- US News and World Report.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,408 - $2,440
  • Medicare Cost: $514 - $909
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
235 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. David Bullis is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Fall River, MA. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Bullis attended Dartmouth Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Bullis is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Bullis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Bullis is professionally affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650 - $5,300
  • Medicare Cost: $177 - $1,099
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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1030 President Avenue; Suite 3002
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Michael Sandfort is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Sandfort highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. He is conversant in Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Newport Hospital (Newport, RI) and St. Anne's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sandfort's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,155
  • Medicare Cost: $723
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
289 Pleasant Street; Suite 301
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Ravi Chander is a cardiologist in Fall River, MA. He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Chander's medical residency was performed at Roger Williams Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chander include: Certified Cardiac Device Specialist; Level III Cardiac CT certified; and Board Certified in TTE and TEE Echocardiography. Dr. Chander is conversant in Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,658
  • Medicare Cost: $514
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
235 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Richard Smith's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Fellow, American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
1030 President Ave; Fall
River, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Eardley practices general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Portuguese. In his practice, Dr. Eardley focuses on laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy. Dr. Eardley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Newport Hospital (Newport, RI) and St. Anne's Hospital. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eardley accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Eardley has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow American College Osteopathic Surgeon. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Endoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,155
  • Medicare Cost: $702
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
235 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gassman's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In Dr. Gassman's practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), general orthopedics, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gassman takes. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for his residency. Dr. Gassman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital, Signature Healthcare, and St. Anne's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $544
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Specializes in Urology
1601 South Main Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. David Bae's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Humana, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. Dr. Bae is affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,050 - $2,219
  • Medicare Cost: $192 - $843
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Specializes in General Surgery
34 Grinnell Street
Berkley, MA
 

Dr. Bruce Bodner's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Bodner speaks Portuguese. He is affiliated with Morton Hospital. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bodner at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Medicaid, Medicare, and United Healthcare. He has received professional recognition including the following: Joseph Drexler Award for Clinical Excellence.. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,140
  • Medicare Cost: $563
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Cahill works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, Dr. Cahill attended the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science for medical school. He is in-network for Prudential (PruCare), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: President, RI Ent Society and Governor, Mass Soc Of Otolaryngology. Dr. Cahill (or staff) is conversant in French and Portuguese. Dr. Cahill is professionally affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $661
  • Medicare Cost: $353
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
235 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Mabie is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mabie is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Virginia. Dr. Mabie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. Dr. Mabie is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $561

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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.