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's clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mosca takes. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks 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: ?
    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's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Ferzli an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,444
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $763
Dr. Mikhail Vaynblat, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mikhail Vaynblat's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include lung biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Vaynblat is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Petrozavodsk State University and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Vaynblat (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5722 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Charlene Chao's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She practices in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Before performing her residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Chao attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Her areas of expertise include the following: gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Chao a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Chinese. Dr. Chao 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. Angela Jack Glasnapp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Glasnapp is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She graduated from New York Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Glasnapp include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She is in-network for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. 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. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
682 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. His areas of expertise include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwack accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Schwack has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System - Manhattan Campus 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)

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

Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Ren-Fielding attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ren-Fielding include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. 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. Ren-Fielding accepts. 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)

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

Dr. Craig Saunders is a specialist in cardiac surgery, adult cardiology, and thoracic surgery. He works in Newark, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Saunders is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. 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. James P Buwen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. James Buwen sees patients in Springfield, NJ and Hoboken, NJ. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Buwen's areas of clinical interest consist of gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in New York, NY. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and shoulder injury. The average patient rating for Dr. Stein is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently 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: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lager is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lager include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Lager accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Lager completed a residency program at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Lager (or staff) is conversant in 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. Marshal David Peris, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
185 Route; 312 Ste 202
Brewster, NY
 

Dr. Marshal Peris' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peris has indicated that his clinical interests include spine problems. He is an in-network provider for MagnaCare, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Peris's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Peris's hospital/clinic affiliations include CareMount Medical, PC and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH).

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $618
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $560
Dr. Frank Anthony Liporace, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
377 Jersey Avenue; Suite 280
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Liporace practices orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Liporace's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Liporace attended New York Medical College for medical school. 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. Howard Michael Baruch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
308 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Baruch is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Baruch include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Baruch attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Baruch (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Baruch is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Baruch's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder replacement, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. He is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Achilles ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Montalbano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
32 Lamberts Lane
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Montalbano is an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Montalbano attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Montalbano include knee fracture, elbow fracture, and knee arthroscopy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Montalbano's distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Senior Resident Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Disease. Dr. Montalbano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Montalbano is professionally affiliated with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (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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