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

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

Dr. Angela Glasnapp is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She graduated from New York Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Glasnapp include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She is in-network for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $24,998
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $437
Dr. Nicholas A Bertha, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
83 Hanover Road; Suite 190
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Nicholas Bertha practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Florham Park, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Somerset, NJ. Dr. Bertha studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal hernia. Dr. Bertha is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI). Dr. Bertha (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey).

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Florham Park, NJ, Plainfield, NJ, and Edison, NJ. Dr. Abkin has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abkin include obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and JFK Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI). His education and training includes medical school at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Abkin is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Craig Saunders is a specialist in cardiac surgery, adult cardiology, and thoracic surgery. He works in Newark, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Saunders is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. 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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in West Orange, NJ and Short Hills, NJ. His clinical interests include heart surgery. He accepts Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, AARP, and more. 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 the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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. James P Buwen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
193 Morris Avenue; 2nd Floor
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. James Buwen sees patients in Springfield, NJ and Hoboken, NJ. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Buwen's areas of clinical interest consist of gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more.

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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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lager is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lager include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Lager accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Lager completed a residency program at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Lager (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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' medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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. 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Pleasant Valley Way
W Orange, NJ
 

Dr. David Loya specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in knee problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Loya's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loya accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Loya attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Loya's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder replacement, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. He is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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

Dr. George Tsioulias is a surgical oncologist. He attended The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsioulias include colon polypectomy, lymphoscintigraphy scan (sentinel lymph node imaging), and small bowel resection. Dr. Tsioulias accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tsioulias (or staff) speaks Spanish, Japanese, and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. John Simonetti is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Simonetti include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Simonetti is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Simonetti 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. Marc A Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
741 Northfield Avenue; Suite 206
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Patients rated Dr. Greenstein highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency 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 sees patients in Parsippany, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Livingston, NJ. Her medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. 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 attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Patient ratings for Dr. Tarantino average 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tarantino has received professional recognition including the following: 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Savatta's clinical interests include kidney stones, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Savatta has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. Dr. Savatta is professionally affiliated with 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. Joseph W Dryer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Dryer works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Dryer is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dryer attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Spine Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive 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.
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