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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. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mosca is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mosca graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His 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 is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Ferzli average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferzli takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,444
  • Medicare Cost: $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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Saunders's clinical interests: heart surgery and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He honors 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 medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. Dr. Chao is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chao completed her residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. She is conversant in Chinese.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her clinical interests include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. Dr. Fielding is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding completed her residency training 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, Fundoplication, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, ... (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. Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Schwack attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwack has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and non-small cell lung cancer. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Vaynblat's education and training includes medical school at Petrozavodsk State University and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Vaynblat (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He 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: ?
    96.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.1 times the average?
  • 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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Glasnapp is an in-network provider for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Glasnapp 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

  • 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, who practices in Springfield, NJ and Hoboken, NJ, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Buwen is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Clifton, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Englewood, NJ. Dr. Lager is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Lager graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lager is affiliated with 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 works as an urologist in Bloomfield, NJ, Lyndhurst, NJ, and Newark, NJ. In Dr. Caruso's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Caruso trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. 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. Frank Anthony Liporace, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
377 Jersey Avenue; Suite 280
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Liporace specializes in orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Liporace's professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. 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. He works in Staten Island, NY and New York, NY. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and foot surgery. Patients rated Dr. Chapman highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. His distinctions 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. Marc Aaron Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
700 North Broad Street; Suite 302
Elizabeth, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Greenstein is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenstein honors. His hospital/clinic 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. Drew A Stein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
30 Broad Street; Level A
New York, NY
 

Dr. Drew Stein works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee injury, and knee surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Stein trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. He is professionally 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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Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
377 Jersey Avenue; Suite 280a
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas's areas of expertise include the following: knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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)

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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.