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We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Medicare near Freehold, NJ.

Dr. Arthur Kong Chow Mark, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
222 Schank Road; Suite 300
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Mark specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mark's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. On average, patients gave Dr. Mark a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $947 - $989
  • Medicare Cost: $592 - $615
Dr. Arthur P Vasen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
222 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Vasen sees patients in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasen is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Vasen speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 Iron Bridge Road
Frehold, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Pess is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Eatontown, NJ, Frehold, NJ, and Toms River, NJ. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Pess attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pess's hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 137
  • Uninsured Cost: $612
  • Medicare Cost: $536
Dr. Kenneth Yu-Dau Chern, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
222 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Chern works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Chern is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Chern attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $597
  • Medicare Cost: $186
Dr. Martin Piotr Michalewski, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
310 Route 34; Suite 1
Colts Neck, NJ
 

Dr. Martin Michalewski is a specialist in urogynecology. Dr. Michalewski's clinical interests include robotic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. Dr. Michalewski is a graduate of Medical University of Gdansk and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Urogynecological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,570 - $2,604
  • Medicare Cost: $676 - $995
Dr. Jarrod Peter Kaufman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
901 W Main Street; Suite 107
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Jarrod Kaufman's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Kaufman's areas of expertise include breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaufman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaufman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Cancer, 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.