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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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Bertha include obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal hernia. Dr. Bertha accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI). Dr. Bertha has received professional recognition including the following: NJ Top Doctor - NJ Monthly Magazine. Dr. Bertha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He 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 medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Abkin's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal hernia. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI). He speaks Russian. Dr. Abkin is professionally 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' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Saunders 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 attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Saunders trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His 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, who practices in West Orange, NJ and Short Hills, NJ, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He has a special interest in heart surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Goldenberg takes Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and AARP, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Goldenberg has received professional recognition including the following: 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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Glasnapp has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She honors Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. She 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. 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 in Clifton, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Englewood, NJ. Dr. Lager studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. His clinical interests include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Patients rated Dr. Lager highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lager takes. In addition to English, Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is 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: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Protopsaltis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Protopsaltis include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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 an otolaryngologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ovchinsky takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Ovchinsky attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Ovchinsky 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. John M Simonetti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
75 E. Northfield Road; 2nd Floor
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. John Simonetti is a general gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Simonetti include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Simonetti's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simonetti honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. She works in Parsippany, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Livingston, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Tarantino is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, crohn's disease, and colon problems. Dr. Tarantino is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tarantino is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Tarantino trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Tarantino 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 works as an urologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenstein include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Dr. Greenstein is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. Dr. Greenstein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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. Christopher R Seymour, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
75 E. Northfield Road; 2nd Floor
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Seymour specializes in general gynecology. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Seymour include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patient ratings for Dr. Seymour average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Seymour is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (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 in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Florham Park, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuchera include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. Before performing his residency at Magee Women's Hospital, Dr. Kuchera attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Kuchera is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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. Francis P Prior, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
75 E. Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Francis Prior is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Prior's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Prior is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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. Domenico James Savatta, MD
Specializes in Urology
741 Northfield Avenue; Suite 206
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Domenico Savatta works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Associates in Urology. Dr. Savatta attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savatta accepts. Dr. Savatta has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors.

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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.