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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 practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferzli attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,444
  • Medicare Cost: $763
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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. Dr. Mosca has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He is professionally affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Mosca trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fielding include obesity, gastrointestinal surgery, and metabolism. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Fielding completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Fielding is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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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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. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chao studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center. She speaks 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. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
682 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack, who practices in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Schwack (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Schwack is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Schwack graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 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' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Newark, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. Dr. Saunders's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is especially interested in heart surgery and robotic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is 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. 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. Dr. Glasnapp's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Glasnapp takes Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sean Lager is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Clifton, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Englewood, NJ. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Lager is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liporace include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Liporace's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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. Robert Peter Caruso, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
243 Chestnut Street
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Caruso sees patients in Lyndhurst, NJ, Bloomfield, NJ, and Newark, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Dr. Caruso takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Caruso studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Cary Chapman is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Chapman include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and foot surgery. Dr. Chapman is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Chapman graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chapman has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely.

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

Dr. Scott Smilen is a gynecologic oncologist and urogynecologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and bleeding. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smilen is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Smilen speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Valley Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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. 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Greenstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Greenstein's medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally 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. 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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks 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)

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

Dr. Domenico Savatta practices urology (urinary tract disease) in West Orange, NJ, Rahway, NJ, and Elizabeth, NJ. His clinical interests encompass kidney stones, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Dr. Savatta is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Associates in Urology. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Savatta has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors.

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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. Richard Ernest Marki, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
744 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Marki is a specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Marki (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marki include menopause, female urologic disorders, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Marki obtained his medical school training at Medical University of Warsaw and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Hahnemann University Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Liposuction, Gynecological ... (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.