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

Dr. Angela Glasnapp sees patients in Springfield, NJ, Union, NJ, and Hoboken, NJ. Her medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glasnapp include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Glasnapp is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Esophagus 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before completing his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Dr. Bertha attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bertha include obesity, gallstones, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bertha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. His professional affiliations include St. Peter's Health System and Morristown Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Abdominal Hernia, 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Abkin include obesity, gallstones, and laparoscopic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abkin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Group Health Incorporated (GHI), and more. After completing medical school at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University, he performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Abkin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and JFK Medical Center (East Florida).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Abdominal Hernia, 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 cardiac surgery, adult cardiology, and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Saunders is especially interested in heart surgery and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Saunders completed a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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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 specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart surgery. He accepts Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, AARP, and more. Dr. Goldenberg studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Goldenberg has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Springfield, NJ and Hoboken, NJ. His clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and gallstones. Dr. Buwen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Gallstones, 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 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 clinical interests include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Lager (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Lager's 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: 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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Protopsaltis has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. David Y Lin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Podiatry
609 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. David Lin specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric podiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include scoliosis, ACL reconstruction, and hip injury. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Lin obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. In addition to English, Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Hip Dysplasia, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Loya's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Loya's areas of expertise consist of knee problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Loya is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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. His clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Simonetti has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Simonetti trained at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Intrauterine Device Insertion, Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum Issues, Cesarean Section, Gardasil, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marc Greenstein specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Greenstein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Greenstein's hospital/clinic 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuchera include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Magee Women's Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. Dr. Kuchera is accepting 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. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder replacement, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. He is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center, NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care, 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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: Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Achilles ... (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 has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass kidney stones, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Dr. Savatta is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Associates in Urology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Savatta has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. James Kuchera's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. These areas are among Dr. Kuchera's clinical interests: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. Dr. Kuchera has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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