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We found 22 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Community Plan near Livingston, NJ.

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. These areas are among Dr. Saunders's clinical interests: heart surgery and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Michael Scott Ingber, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
16 Eden Lane
Whippany, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Ingber is an urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology specialist. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ingber completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Ingber's areas of expertise include pelvic reconstructive surgery, female urologic disorders, and incontinence. Dr. Ingber has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ingber is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $804
Dr. Robin Michael Gehrmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
33 Bleeker Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Robin Gehrmann is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Newark, NJ, Wayne, NJ, and Verona, NJ. Dr. Gehrmann is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and bone problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gehrmann is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. Dr. Gehrmann's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Bone Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Protopsaltis accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. 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. John M Simonetti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
75 E. Northfield Road; 2nd Floor
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. John Simonetti is a general gynecologist. Before completing his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Simonetti attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patient reviews placed Dr. Simonetti at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Simonetti is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is accepting 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. Bernard Joel Lehrhoff, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
1600 Pleasant Valley Way; Suite 306
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Bernard Lehrhoff works as an urologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lehrhoff obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lehrhoff (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,129
  • Medicare Cost: $2,128
Dr. Kevin Jay Holzman, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
75 East Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Holzman, who practices in Livingston, NJ and Morristown, NJ, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Holzman attended St. George's University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,200
  • Medicare Cost: $644
Dr. Christopher R Seymour, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
75 E. Northfield Road; 2nd Floor
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Seymour specializes in general gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Seymour at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Seymour include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Seymour's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Loya, who practices in West Orange, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Loya's areas of expertise include the following: 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, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Loya is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Anthony Lawrence Cuppari, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
29 Columbia Turnpike; Suite 202
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Cuppari is a general surgeon in Florham Park, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Orange, NJ. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cuppari has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, breast cancer, and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Cuppari graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton and Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Breast Issues, Abdominal Hernia, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreatitis, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,200
  • Medicare Cost: $725
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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1259 Us 46; Building 3
Parsippany, NJ
 

Dr. Vilayvanh Sysounthone's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She practices in Parsippany, NJ. Her areas of expertise include foot problems, ulcers, and foot reconstruction. Dr. Sysounthone accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Anthem. Her training includes a residency program at St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken. Dr. Sysounthone (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Dr. Sysounthone's professional affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Wounds, Fractures, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Constantinos Aristides Costeas, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue; The Heart Pavilion
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Constantinos Costeas' medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Costeas attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 76
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $489 - $983
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Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
59 Main Street
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Norma Rae-Layne is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in West Orange, NJ. Dr. Rae-Layne is especially interested in robotic surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $295
Dr. Kathleen A Murphy, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
33 Overlook Road
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Kathleen Murphy is a specialist in urologic oncology. She works in Westfield, NJ, Rahway, NJ, and Summit, NJ. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murphy include male incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and female incontinence. She takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murphy attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Murphy (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,668 - $6,363
  • Medicare Cost: $403 - $2,070
Dr. Marc Roelke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue; The Heart Pavilion
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Roelke's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roelke honors. Dr. Roelke attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Roelke has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $481 - $966
Dr. David P Dobesh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. David Dobesh specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dobesh accepts. Dr. Dobesh attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Clara Maass Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 75
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $457 - $973

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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.