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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Mark is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Mark is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mark is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mark trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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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
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. On average, patients gave Dr. Vasen a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Gary Pess is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Pess is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pess obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pess is professionally affiliated with 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. Martin P Michalewski, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
310 Route 34; Suite 1
Colts Neck, NJ
 

Dr. Martin Michalewski's area of specialization is urogynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Michalewski's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. 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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Brick, NJ and Freehold, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaufman has a special interest in breast surgery. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. Dr. Kaufman takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency.

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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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