We found 46 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept MultiPlan near Belleville, NJ.

Dr. Naveen Ballem, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
230 Sherman Avenue
Glen Ridge, NJ
 

Dr. Naveen Ballem's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballem honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Ballem attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $9,472
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,081
Dr. Edmund S Liu, Md, Pa, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
207 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Edmund Liu practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Verona, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include eyelid surgery, radiesse, and revision rhinoplasty. He takes AARP, MultiPlan, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Liu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Laser Resurfacing, Nose Surgery, Chin ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $876
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $502
Dr. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
89 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. William McDonald is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. McDonald include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Peter Caruso, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
256 Broad Street
Bloomfield, 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. Amit Vinu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
131 Madison Avenue; 2nd Floor
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Amit Patel is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and wound care specialist in Morristown, NJ, West Orange, NJ, and Denville, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and varicose veins. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Newton Medical Center. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Wounds, Varicose Veins, Vascular Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,703
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,066
Dr. Frank Anthony Liporace, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
Umdnj - Newark Doc; Suite 1200
Newark, 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. Barry Edward Dibernardo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
29 Park Street
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Barry Dibernardo is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Dibernardo is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Patient ratings for Dr. Dibernardo average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dibernardo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ian Miller, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
659 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Miller's medical specialty is urologic oncology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $8,129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,128
Dr. Bernard Joel Lehrhoff, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
659 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Bernard Lehrhoff specializes in urologic oncology and practices in Westfield, NJ, Cranford, NJ, and Kearny, NJ. Dr. Lehrhoff is rated highly by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Lehrhoff's residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lehrhoff (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $8,129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,128

Specializes in Urology
1033 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Venkata Marella is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marella include robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. His education and training includes medical school at Guntur Medical College and residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $1,450 - $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $640 - $773
Dr. Neil J Russo, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mt. Pleasant Avenue; Suite 202
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Neil Russo practices general obstetrics & gynecology in West Orange, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Russo include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Russo is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Russo completed a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russo takes. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum Issues, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Michael Bellapianta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36 Newark Avenue; Suite 220
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Bellapianta has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Bellapianta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Tammy J Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mt. Pleasant Avenue; Suite 202
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Tammy Hamilton's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamilton include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Hamilton is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Hamilton is open to new patients. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum Issues, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis P Prior, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
62 S Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Francis Prior specializes in adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prior include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Prior is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Domenico James Savatta, MD
Specializes in Urology
375 Mt Pleasant Avenue; Suite 250
West Orange, 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. Patrick St. George St George Anderson, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
120 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Patrick Anderson's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. In his practice, Dr. Anderson focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Anderson is an in-network provider for Family Health Plus, Aetna, Group Health Incorporated (GHI), and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Anderson is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $787 - $7,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $296 - $1,710
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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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