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

Dr. Nicholas Bertha is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Florham Park, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. In his practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal hernia. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. Dr. Bertha is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI). Before performing his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Dr. Bertha attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bertha has received professional recognition including the following: NJ Top Doctor - NJ Monthly Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Bertha (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Florham Park, NJ, Plainfield, NJ, and Edison, NJ. Dr. Abkin has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal hernia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abkin takes. Dr. Abkin obtained his medical school training at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Newark, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. Dr. Saunders is especially interested in heart surgery and robotic surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Saunders's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Goldenberg's clinical interests encompass heart surgery. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Goldenberg honors Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and AARP, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Glasnapp's clinical interests include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She is an in-network provider for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. She is professionally 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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Buwen's areas of expertise consist of gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buwen honors. He is professionally 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. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Protopsaltis honors 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.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lager include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lager attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. In addition to English, Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional 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: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Simonetti sees patients in Livingston, NJ and Millburn, NJ. His medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Simonetti is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Simonetti's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program.

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

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

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

Dr. Debra Tarantino, who practices in Parsippany, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Livingston, NJ, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Tarantino attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Tarantino include minimally invasive surgery, crohn's disease, and colon problems. Dr. Tarantino's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tarantino has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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. Alexander Ovchinsky, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1046 South Orange Avenue
Short Hills, NJ
 

Dr. Alexander Ovchinsky's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ovchinsky has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Ovchinsky trained at Long Island College Hospital for his residency. He is conversant in Russian. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,481 - $2,129
  • Medicare Cost: $415 - $476
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Dr. Marc Aaron Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
741 Northfield Avenue; Suite 206
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Somerville, NJ, Rahway, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenstein include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Greenstein attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Greenstein average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Greenstein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Francis Prior specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Montclair, NJ and Livingston, NJ. Dr. Prior graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Prior trained at Bellevue Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Prior include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prior accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas's areas of expertise include knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas is affiliated with 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)

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's specialty is general gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuchera include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 professional affiliations include 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, Miscarriages, Multiple Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Domenico Savatta's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Savatta completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Savatta's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Savatta is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Savatta honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, and more. He has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors. Dr. Savatta's hospital/clinic 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)

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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.