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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 works as an urologist in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Whiting, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stoneham include robotic surgery. Dr. Stoneham honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Stoneham attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. 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: 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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. Dr. Ferlise obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave Dr. Ferlise an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferlise honors.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Whiting, NJ. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Howard include robotic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howard takes. He is 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sutherland is especially interested in robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sutherland is a graduate of the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Monmouth Medical Center's residency program. 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. Wilhelmina Dedo Azu, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
833 Lacey Road; Suite 5
Forked River, NJ
 

Dr. Wilhelmina Azu is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She has a special interest in robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Azu accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Her education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Azu is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Bonvicino's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Bonvicino attended St. George's University School of Medicine. 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.