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We found 9 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept TRICARE near Edison, NJ.

Dr. Kirsten Bass Wilkins, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3900 Park Avenue; Suite 101
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Kirsten Wilkins is a colon and rectal surgeon. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wilkins include crohn's disease, colon problems, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Wilkins accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Wilkins's professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bertram T Chinn, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3900 Park Avenue; Suite 101
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Bertram Chinn sees patients in Edison, NJ, Summit, NJ, and Monroe Township, NJ. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Chinn focuses on laparoscopic surgery, rectal problems, and robotic surgery. Dr. Chinn's professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Chinn's training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chinn accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Joseph R Notaro, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3900 Park Avenue; Suite 101
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Notaro's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Notaro include laparoscopic surgery and rectal problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Notaro speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Allison Robin Wagreich, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Allison Wagreich is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Wagreich graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then she performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include robotic surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Suraj Alva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3900 Park Avenue; Suite 101
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Suraj Alva practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Alva has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: genital warts, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. His professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alva attended Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Genital Warts, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,410
  • Medicare Cost: $1,578
Dr. Farhad Reza Chowdhury, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
485, Route 1 South - Building B; Suite 350
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Farhad Chowdhury is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chowdhury (or staff) is conversant in French and Bengali. In his practice, he is particularly interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Chowdhury is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $695
  • Medicare Cost: $390
Dr. Roy B Sauberman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
579 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ
 

Dr. Roy Sauberman is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO. Dr. Sauberman graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 89
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000 - $5,214
  • Medicare Cost: $553 - $970
Dr. Joseph Vaydovsky, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
485 New Brunswick Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Vaydovsky, who practices in Perth Amboy, NJ and Newark, NJ, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vaydovsky include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Vaydovsky is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Vaydovsky has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaydovsky takes.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1145 Bordentown Avenue; Suite 10
Parlin, NJ
 

Dr. Zyad Younan's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Younan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 171
  • Uninsured Cost: $740 - $1,616
  • Medicare Cost: $228 - $916

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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.