We found 12 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Fall River, MA.

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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
365 Highland Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Clyne works as a cardiac electrophysiologist in Brockton, MA and Fall River, MA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Clyne accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Clyne attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. 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 professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Sandfort is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Newport Hospital (Newport, RI) and St. Anne's Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Sandfort is conversant in Portuguese.

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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. David Bullis specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Fall River, MA. Dr. Bullis (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. He is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Bullis completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bullis at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. 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 General Surgery
1030 President Ave; Fall
River, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Eardley works as a general surgeon. Dr. Eardley's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eardley takes. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Fellow American College Osteopathic Surgeon. Dr. Eardley speaks Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Newport Hospital (Newport, RI) and St. Anne's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eardley's office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gassman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), general orthopedics, and sports health. Dr. Gassman's hospital/clinic 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 accepts. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Gassman (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
235 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Richard Smith is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Fall River, MA. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Smith accepts Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith has received the distinction of Fellow, American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 Adult Cardiology
289 Pleasant Street; Suite 301
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Ravi Chander is a Fall River, MA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Chander is conversant in Portuguese. He is affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. He is a graduate of Indira Gandhi Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Chander trained at Roger Williams Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid. His distinctions include: Certified Cardiac Device Specialist; Level III Cardiac CT certified; and Board Certified in TTE and TEE Echocardiography. His practice 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 Urology
1601 South Main Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. David Bae's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. Dr. Bae is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Humana, and Aetna. He is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Bae attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School.

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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 works as a general surgeon in Taunton, MA and Berkley, MA. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bodner takes Medicaid, Medicare, and United Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bodner has received professional recognition including the following: Joseph Drexler Award for Clinical Excellence.. He speaks Portuguese. He is affiliated with Morton Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,140
  • Medicare Cost: $563
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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
373 New Boston Road
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Mohamed Ali is an obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. Dr. Ali's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,328
  • Medicare Cost: $269
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
300 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Cahill works as an otolaryngologist. In addition to English, Dr. Cahill (or staff) speaks French and Portuguese. Dr. Cahill is professionally affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. For his professional training, Dr. Cahill completed residency programs at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. He is an in-network provider for Prudential (PruCare), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Cahill has received professional recognition including the following: President, RI Ent Society and Governor, Mass Soc Of Otolaryngology. He is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Fall River, MA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Mabie an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Mabie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Mabie is professionally affiliated with St. Anne's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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.