We found 61 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 medical specialist in pediatric cardiac surgery. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Mosca include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). On average, patients gave Dr. Mosca a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mosca is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Mosca is affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He 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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Dr. Craig Raymond Saunders, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
201 Lyons Avenue; Suite G5
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Saunders is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Saunders's areas of clinical interest consist of heart surgery and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Saunders trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Christine Fielding works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Fielding's clinical interests: obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for her residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fielding honors.

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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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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5722 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Charlene Chao is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Chao's areas of expertise include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Chao studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Bradley Schwack's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Schwack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Schwack has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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. 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 and practices in Springfield, NJ, Union, NJ, and Hoboken, NJ. Dr. Glasnapp has a special interest in obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She is an in-network provider for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. She is professionally 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. Mikhail Vaynblat, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mikhail Vaynblat's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. His clinical interests include lung biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and non-small cell lung cancer. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaynblat honors. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Vaynblat attended Petrozavodsk State University for medical school. Dr. Vaynblat (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Vaynblat is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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. James P Buwen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. James Buwen's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Buwen graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Sean Lager is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Lager is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lager attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at the University Hospital of Brooklyn for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Caruso is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caruso accepts. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is 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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Dr. Greenstein's professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenstein honors. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 works as an orthopedic traumatologist and trauma surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Liporace include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Liporace's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. His professional affiliations include 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Savatta include kidney stones, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savatta takes. Dr. Savatta graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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 foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chapman include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and foot surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chapman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chapman attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Drew Stein's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and shoulder injury. Dr. Stein has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stein is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: ACL Injury, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Ankle 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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