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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 is a medical specialist 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. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mark's office for an appointment.

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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; he sees patients in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Vasen attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Vasen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Great-West Healthcare, and more.

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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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Chern's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chern has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Great-West Healthcare, and more.

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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. Dr. Pess's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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)

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 area of specialization is urogynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Michalewski a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Medical University of Gdansk. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency. Dr. Michalewski's 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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Brick, NJ and Freehold, NJ. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman trained at Lankenau Medical Center for his residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaufman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is 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.