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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stoneham takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoneham studied medicine at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is affiliated with 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 general obstetrician and gynecologist in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Brick, NJ. Dr. Azu graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. She is especially interested in robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Azu is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. John R. J. Sutherland, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
833 Lacey Road; Suite 5
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. John Sutherland specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Toms River, NJ and Forked River, NJ. After attending the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Sutherland has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Victor John Ferlise, MD
Specializes in Urology
949 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Victor Ferlise is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Ferlise attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ferlise include robotic surgery. Dr. Ferlise's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,100 - $1,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $226 - $877
Dr. Marie L Bonvicino, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
833 Lacey Road; Suite 5
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Marie Bonvicino works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Toms River, NJ and Forked River, NJ. She has a special interest in robotic surgery. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Bonvicino takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bonvicino trained 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

Dr. Peter C Howard, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
949 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Howard specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Whiting, NJ. In his practice, Dr. Howard focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Howard is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howard takes.

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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.
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