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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, who practices in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Whiting, NJ, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stoneham include robotic surgery. Dr. Stoneham's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ferlise's clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Ferlise trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sutherland include robotic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Sutherland is a graduate of the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. 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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Brick, NJ. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Azu include robotic surgery. Dr. Azu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program 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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is especially interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Bonvicino's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Bonvicino studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. She is professionally 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.