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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Wilkins include crohn's disease, colon problems, and colorectal cancer. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wilkins takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed 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 works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Edison, NJ and Summit, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery, rectal problems, and robotic surgery. Dr. Chinn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Chinn is conversant in Spanish.

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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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Notaro focuses on laparoscopic surgery and rectal problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Notaro completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He 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. Suraj Alva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3900 Park Avenue; Suite 101
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Suraj Alva is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Alva's areas of expertise include genital warts, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Alva graduated from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,410
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Iselin, NJ and Edison, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chowdhury's areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), and ENT and Allergy Associates. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Chowdhury (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Bengali.

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Clinical Interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $695
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $390
Dr. Joseph Vaydovsky, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
485 New Brunswick Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Vaydovsky works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Perth Amboy, NJ and Newark, NJ. Dr. Vaydovsky's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Vaydovsky attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vaydovsky accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Zyad Younan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Younan average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Younan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Younan attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 171
  • Charge (avg.): $740 - $1,616
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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