We found 53 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Florham Park, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. His areas of clinical interest 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 takes. Dr. Bertha is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bertha has received professional recognition including the following: NJ Top Doctor - NJ Monthly Magazine. Dr. Bertha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Bertha is professionally 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. In Dr. Abkin's practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal hernia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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. His medical residency was performed at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Abkin speaks Russian. Dr. Abkin is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and JFK Medical Center.

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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' specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saunders include heart surgery and robotic surgery. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saunders is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. He is 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 Stephen Goldenberg, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1500 Pleasant Valley Way; Suite 302
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Bruce Goldenberg practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldenberg include heart surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and AARP, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldenberg graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Goldenberg has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Glasnapp's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She is an in-network provider for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $24,998
  • Medicare Cost: $437
Dr. James P Buwen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
193 Morris Avenue; 2nd Floor
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. James Buwen works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Springfield, NJ and Hoboken, NJ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Buwen include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Sean Lager is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Clifton, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Englewood, NJ. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Lager's areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Patient ratings for Dr. Lager average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lager accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He 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. Alexander Ovchinsky, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1046 South Orange Avenue
Short Hills, NJ
 

Dr. Alexander Ovchinsky is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ovchinsky has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: anti-aging, laser resurfacing, and facelift. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Ovchinsky honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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Clinical Interests: Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Laser Resurfacing, Facelift, Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,481 - $2,129
  • Medicare Cost: $415 - $476
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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simonetti honors. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Simonetti is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to 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. Debra R Tarantino, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
200 South Orange Avenue; Suite 232
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Debra Tarantino practices colon & rectal surgery in Parsippany, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Livingston, NJ. Dr. Tarantino has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tarantino include minimally invasive surgery, crohn's disease, and colon problems. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tarantino graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She has received the distinction of 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. Marc Aaron Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
741 Northfield Avenue; Suite 206
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Greenstein's residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Dr. Greenstein is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 specialist in general gynecology. He works in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Florham Park, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Magee Women's Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Kuchera has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. Dr. Kuchera's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Francis P Prior, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
75 E. Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Francis Prior sees patients in Montclair, NJ and Livingston, NJ. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prior takes. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Tsioulias is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsioulias include colon polypectomy, lymphoscintigraphy scan (sentinel lymph node imaging), and small bowel resection. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Tsioulias takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Tsioulias attended medical school at The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Tsioulias (or staff) speaks Spanish, Japanese, and Greek.

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

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas takes. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Knee ... (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.