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 works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Edison, NJ and Summit, NJ. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease, colon problems, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Wilkins takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Wilkins attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Her 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 is a colon and rectal surgeon in Edison, NJ and Summit, NJ. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Chinn trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic surgery, rectal problems, and robotic surgery. Dr. Chinn is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chinn honors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Allison Wagreich's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. She speaks Spanish. In Dr. Wagreich's practice, she is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. She trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wagreich is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Joseph Notaro specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Edison, NJ and Summit, NJ. Dr. Notaro is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Notaro include laparoscopic surgery and rectal problems. He is affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. 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. Dr. Notaro has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Notaro honors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Suraj Alva specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: genital warts, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Alva takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Alva completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Iselin, NJ and Edison, NJ. He has a special interest in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Chowdhury average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chowdhury takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Chowdhury (or staff) is conversant in French and Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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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. Joseph Vaydovsky, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
485 New Brunswick Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Vaydovsky practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Perth Amboy, NJ and Newark, NJ. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Vaydovsky completed his residency training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Vaydovsky include minimally invasive surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Vaydovsky a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Roy B Sauberman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
579 Main Street
Metuchen, NJ
 

Dr. Roy Sauberman's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Sauberman trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1145 Bordentown Avenue; Suite 10
Parlin, NJ
 

Dr. Zyad Younan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Parlin, NJ and Holmdel, NJ. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Younan average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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.