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We found 8 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna PPO near Brick, NJ.

Dr. Arthur Kong Chow Mark, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Route 88 West; Suite 100
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Mark's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mark's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Mark attended Temple University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mark's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $947 - $989
  • Medicare Cost: $592 - $615
Dr. Arthur P Vasen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Route 88 West
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Vasen works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Vasen's medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrance W Silvers, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
101 Prospect Street; Suite 214
Lakewood, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Silvers is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Toms River, NJ and Lakewood, NJ. Dr. Silvers's clinical interests encompass gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Rhode Island Hospital. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,169
  • Medicare Cost: $441
Dr. Kenneth Yu-Dau Chern, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1640 Route 88w
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Chern specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. 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. Patients rated Dr. Chern highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $597
  • Medicare Cost: $186
Dr. William Morris Schulman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
101 Prospect Street; Suite 214
Lakewood, NJ
 

Dr. William Schulman practices general surgery. In his practice, Dr. Schulman focuses on breast cancer. Dr. Schulman is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schulman accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $864
  • Medicare Cost: $318
Dr. Roy B Sauberman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1640 Highway 88; Suite 201
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Roy Sauberman practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sauberman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 89
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000 - $5,214
  • Medicare Cost: $553 - $970
Dr. Martin Piotr Michalewski, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1 Route 70 West
Lakewood, NJ
 

Dr. Martin Michalewski practices urogynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Michalewski average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical University of Gdansk and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Urogynecological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,570
  • Medicare Cost: $995
Dr. Jarrod Peter Kaufman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
525 Route 70 East; Suite 1b
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Jarrod Kaufman's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaufman include breast surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaufman is 4.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufman takes. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Robotic Surgery

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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.