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

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

Dr. Arthur Mark, who practices in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Mark include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Mark is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Mark attended Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. 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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Vasen graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Kenneth Yu-Dau Chern, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
222 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Chern's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Chern's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $597
  • Medicare Cost: $186
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
535 Iron Bridge Road
Frehold, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Pess specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Eatontown, NJ, Frehold, NJ, and Toms River, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pess's hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Pess attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Pess speaks Spanish.

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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. Martin Piotr Michalewski, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
310 Route 34; Suite 1
Colts Neck, NJ
 

Dr. Martin Michalewski's specialty is urogynecology. After attending Medical University of Gdansk for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Michalewski has a special interest in robotic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michalewski takes. His professional affiliations include 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: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,570
  • Medicare Cost: $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 areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaufman's clinical interests include breast surgery. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Kaufman is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kaufman completed a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus.

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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.