We found 44 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Group Health Incorporated near Livingston, NJ.

Dr. Nicholas A Bertha, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
83 Hanover Road; Suite 190
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Nicholas Bertha is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise consist of obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal hernia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bertha accepts. Before completing his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Dr. Bertha attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bertha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Hernia, Gallbladder Problems, Obesity

Dr. Alexander D Abkin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
83 Hanover Road; Suite 190
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Alexander Abkin is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Abkin is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abkin include obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal hernia. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and JFK Medical Center. Dr. Abkin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and then he performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Hernia, Gallbladder Problems, Obesity

Dr. Craig Raymond Saunders, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
94 Old Short Hills Road; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Saunders' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Newark, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. Dr. Saunders's clinical interests include heart surgery and robotic surgery. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saunders honors. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Bruce S Goldenberg, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1500 Pleasant Valley Way; Suite 302
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Bruce Goldenberg is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goldenberg include heart surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and AARP. Dr. Goldenberg has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Pacemaker, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela Jack Glasnapp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
193 Morris Avenue; 2nd Floor
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Glasnapp specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glasnapp include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She takes Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Glasnapp attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Glasnapp is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $24,998
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $437
Dr. James P Buwen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
193 Morris Avenue; 2nd Floor
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. James Buwen practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Buwen is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buwen studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Protopsaltis is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sean Louis Lager, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
260 South Orange Avenue; 107
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Lager, who practices in Clifton, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Englewood, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of the University Hospital of Brooklyn's residency program. Dr. Lager's areas of expertise include the following: total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lager's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Total Hip Replacement, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Simonetti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
75 E. Northfield Road; 2nd Floor
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. John Simonetti works as a general gynecologist in Livingston, NJ and Millburn, NJ. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Simonetti's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Simonetti attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Simonetti's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum Issues, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Aaron Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
741 Northfield Avenue; Suite 206
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Dr. Greenstein has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenstein takes. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Bladder Infection, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Debra R Tarantino, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
200 South Orange Avenue; Suite 232
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Debra Tarantino's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tarantino include minimally invasive surgery, crohn's disease, and colon problems. Dr. Tarantino's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Tarantino's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Domenico James Savatta, MD
Specializes in Urology
741 Northfield Avenue; Suite 206
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Domenico Savatta is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Savatta average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Dr. Savatta takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Savatta has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Associates in Urology.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Ureteroscopy, Kidney Stones, Robotic Prostatectomy, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Warren Kuchera, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
140 Park Avenue; (enter "the Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, Across From The.
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Kuchera is a general gynecology specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kuchera's clinical interests include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. Dr. Kuchera accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Kuchera's training includes a residency program at Magee Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Infertility, Miscarriage, Multiple Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His clinical interests include shoulder replacement, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas honors.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Achilles ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Harold Rieber, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 South Orange Avenue; Suite 230
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Rieber is an osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Springfield, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Newark, NJ. On average, patients gave Dr. Rieber a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rieber attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. George John Tsioulias, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Other
385 Tremont Avenue
East Orange, NJ
 

Dr. George Tsioulias practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, lymphoscintigraphy scan (sentinel lymph node imaging), and small bowel resection. Dr. Tsioulias is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Tsioulias (or staff) speaks Spanish, Japanese, and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Tsioulias's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Lymphoscintigraphy Scan, Gastrostomy, Tumor, Breast Biopsy, Appendectomy, Small Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

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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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