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We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept MagnaCare near Forked River, NJ.

Dr. John L Stoneham III, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
949 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. John Stoneham's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Stoneham is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. He attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Stoneham is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stoneham is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $243 - $269
Dr. Victor John Ferlise, MD
Specializes in Urology
949 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Victor Ferlise specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Whiting, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferlise has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ferlise attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Ferlise is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $226 - $877
Dr. Peter Carson Howard, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
949 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Howard practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Whiting, NJ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Howard include robotic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Howard is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Howard studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $241 - $392
Dr. John R. J. Sutherland, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
833 Lacey Road; Suite 5
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. John Sutherland works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Sutherland graduated from the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Sutherland's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Wilhelmina Dedo Azu, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
833 Lacey Road; Suite 5
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Wilhelmina Azu is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Azu include robotic surgery. Dr. Azu is affiliated with Community Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Azu's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Marie Louise Bonvicino, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
833 Lacey Road; Suite 5
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Marie Bonvicino specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Toms River, NJ and Forked River, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Bonvicino is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bonvicino include robotic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bonvicino accepts. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. She is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, 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.