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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. Dr. Mark has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mark include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mark accepts. Dr. Mark is accepting new patients. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $947 - $989
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $592 - $615

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

Dr. Gary Pess is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Patients gave Dr. Pess an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional 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)

Dr. Arthur P Vasen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
222 Schanck Road
Freehold, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Vasen specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Vasen's residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vasen accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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. Martin P Michalewski, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
310 Route 34; Suite 1
Colts Neck, NJ
 

Dr. Martin Michalewski, who practices in Lakewood, NJ and Colts Neck, NJ, is a medical specialist in urogynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Michalewski is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michalewski has a special interest in robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Medical University of Gdansk, Dr. Michalewski performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 54
  • Charge (avg.): $2,570 - $2,604
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Kaufman a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center.

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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.
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