We found 63 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Group Health Incorporated near Bayonne, NJ.

Dr. Ralph Salvatore Mosca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Ralph Mosca is a specialist in pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Mosca's hospital/clinic affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Mosca attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mosca has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Kawasaki Disease, Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.4 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 6 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. George S Ferzli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. George Ferzli specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Ferzli is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferzli accepts. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ferzli is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,444
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $763
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5722 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Charlene Chao's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Chao's clinical interests include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. Patient ratings for Dr. Chao average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chao accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. She is conversant in Chinese. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Julie Ren-Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
682 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Christine Fielding practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fielding's clinical interests include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Fielding accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Fundoplication, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Craig Raymond Saunders, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
201 Lyons Avenue; Suite G5
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Saunders' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Newark, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. Dr. Saunders's clinical interests include heart surgery and robotic surgery. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saunders honors. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
682 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schwack completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Schwack has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Fundoplication, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mikhail Vaynblat, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mikhail Vaynblat sees patients in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vaynblat include lung biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Vaynblat is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Petrozavodsk State University for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Vaynblat (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Lung Cancer, Non-Small ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    96.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 241 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Angela Jack Glasnapp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Glasnapp specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glasnapp include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She takes Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Glasnapp attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Glasnapp is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $24,998
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $437
Dr. James P Buwen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. James Buwen is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Buwen include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Drew A Stein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
30 Broad Street; Level A
New York, NY
 

Dr. Drew Stein is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Stein's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and shoulder injury. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Dr. Sean Louis Lager, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Town Square Place; Suite 208
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Lager, who practices in Clifton, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Englewood, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of the University Hospital of Brooklyn's residency program. Dr. Lager's areas of expertise include the following: total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lager's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Total Hip Replacement, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Peter Caruso, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
243 Chestnut Street
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Caruso's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Caruso include robotic surgery. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for his residency. Dr. Caruso is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Marc Aaron Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
700 North Broad Street; Suite 302
Elizabeth, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Dr. Greenstein has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenstein takes. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Bladder Infection, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Anthony Liporace, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
377 Jersey Avenue; Suite 280
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Liporace is an orthopedic traumatologist and trauma surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Liporace average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liporace include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Liporace is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Domenico James Savatta, MD
Specializes in Urology
700 N Broad Street; Suite 302
Elizabeth, NJ
 

Dr. Domenico Savatta is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Savatta average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Dr. Savatta takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Savatta has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Associates in Urology.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Ureteroscopy, Kidney Stones, Robotic Prostatectomy, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cary B Chapman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1534 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Cary Chapman is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chapman include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and achilles tendonitis. Dr. Chapman's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely. Dr. Chapman is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic 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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