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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, who practices in Brockton, MA and Fall River, MA, is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and preventive medicine. Dr. Clyne is rated highly by his patients. He accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Clyne include: Weikotten Pharmacology Award; Resident Teaching Award- Yale University- Sain Raphael Hospital Program; and Top Cardiologist in US- US News and World Report. Dr. Clyne is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Clyne has an open panel.

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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 General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1030 President Avenue; Suite 3002
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Michael Sandfort is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sandfort average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sandfort takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. In addition to English, Dr. Sandfort speaks Portuguese. He is affiliated with 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
235 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Richard Smith's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. Dr. Smith takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Smith has received the distinction of Fellow, American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Smith (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
235 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. David Bullis, who practices in Fall River, MA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Bullis completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, Dr. Bullis (or staff) speaks Spanish and 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: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650 - $5,300
  • Medicare Cost: $177 - $1,099
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
289 Pleasant Street; Suite 301
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Ravi Chander, who practices in Fall River, MA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. After completing medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College, Dr. Chander performed his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Certified Cardiac Device Specialist; Level III Cardiac CT certified; and Board Certified in TTE and TEE Echocardiography. Dr. Chander has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,658
  • Medicare Cost: $514
Dr. Jeffrey I Gassman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
235 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gassman works as an orthopedic surgeon in Fall River, MA, Brockton, MA, and Sharon, MA. Dr. Gassman's areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), general orthopedics, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital, Signature Healthcare, and St. Anne's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gassman honors. Dr. Gassman welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Gassman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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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 General Surgery
1030 President Ave; Fall
River, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Eardley's area of specialization is general surgery. He speaks Portuguese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Eardley include laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy. Dr. Eardley's professional affiliations include Newport Hospital (Newport, RI) and St. Anne's Hospital. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Eardley is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. He has received the following distinction: Fellow American College Osteopathic Surgeon. Dr. Eardley welcomes new patients.

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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 Urology
1601 South Main Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. David Bae works as an urologist. He is affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Bae attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Humana, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bae 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 Otolaryngology
300 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Cahill is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Fall River, MA. He takes Prudential (PruCare), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science and then went on to complete his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Cahill's distinctions include: President, RI Ent Society and Governor, Mass Soc Of Otolaryngology. Dr. Cahill (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Portuguese. He is affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. Dr. Cahill is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $661
  • Medicare Cost: $353
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Specializes in General Surgery
34 Grinnell Street
Berkley, MA
 

Dr. Bruce Bodner specializes in general surgery and practices in Taunton, MA and Berkley, MA. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bodner honors Medicaid, Medicare, and United Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bodner has received the distinction of Joseph Drexler Award for Clinical Excellence.. He speaks Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Hospital. His practice is open to 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
235 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Mabie is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Mabie is affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Mabie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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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.