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

Dr. Ralph Mosca is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiac surgery. Patients rated Dr. Mosca highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mosca include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Mosca attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Mosca's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.4 times the average?
  • 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's medical specialty is general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His training includes a residency program at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ferzli's professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,444
  • Medicare Cost: $763
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Dr. Christine Julie Ren-Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
682 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Christine Fielding is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Fielding's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Fielding include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fielding attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Bradley Schwack is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Schwack's areas of expertise include the following: stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. 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's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Obesity, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart surgery and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Saunders completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. 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

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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 sees patients in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Chao average 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. Dr. Chao accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. Before completing her residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Chao attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chao speaks Chinese. She is professionally 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. Angela Jack Glasnapp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Glasnapp works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Springfield, NJ, Union, NJ, and Hoboken, NJ. Dr. Glasnapp is especially interested in obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glasnapp accepts. She studied medicine 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $24,998
  • Medicare Cost: $437
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; he sees patients in Springfield, NJ and Hoboken, NJ. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Buwen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buwen is a graduate of 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. Sean Louis Lager, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Town Square Place; Suite 208
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Lager's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. These areas are among Dr. Lager's clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center. Before completing his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn, Dr. Lager attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Patients gave Dr. Lager an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, ... (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. Patient ratings for Dr. Liporace average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Liporace is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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

Dr. Robert Caruso is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Caruso's professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Caruso has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Scott Walter Smilen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Scott Smilen's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology and urogynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and bleeding. Dr. Smilen is affiliated with Valley Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Smilen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, vaginal hysterectomy

All Interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Bleeding, Fecal Incontinence, Surgical Procedures, Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,000
  • Medicare Cost: $887
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Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
377 Jersey Avenue; Suite 280a
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas include knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marc Greenstein practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Somerville, NJ, Rahway, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenstein include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Dr. Greenstein is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Great-West Healthcare, and more. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with 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. Cary B Chapman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1534 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Cary Chapman is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Staten Island, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Chapman attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Chapman include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and foot surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Chapman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chapman include: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely. Dr. Chapman is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Stein average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include arthroscopic surgery, knee injury, and knee surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. Dr. Stein 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.