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We found 21 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' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Newark, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. Dr. Saunders's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is especially interested in heart surgery and robotic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is 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. Robin Michael Gehrmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
33 Bleeker Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Robin Gehrmann's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and bone problems. Dr. Gehrmann is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gehrmann's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He speaks Spanish.

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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Protopsaltis trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Protopsaltis has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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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 in Livingston, NJ and Millburn, NJ. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Simonetti is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Simonetti welcomes new patients.

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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. Bernard Joel Lehrhoff, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
1600 Pleasant Valley Way; Suite 306
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Bernard Lehrhoff sees patients in Westfield, NJ, Kearny, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. His medical specialty is urologic oncology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lehrhoff studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lehrhoff (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include 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 is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD). Dr. Holzman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. His practice 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 is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Seymour's clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Seymour is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Seymour is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. David Loya's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Loya attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Loya include knee problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Loya accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. Anthony Lawrence Cuppari, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
29 Columbia Turnpike; Suite 202
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Cuppari specializes in general surgery and practices in Florham Park, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Orange, NJ. Dr. Cuppari has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, breast cancer, and melanoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton and Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Cuppari speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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 works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. She trained at St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken for residency. Dr. Sysounthone's areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, ulcers, and foot reconstruction. She accepts Amerigroup, AARP, Anthem, and more. Dr. Sysounthone (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic 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. Marc Roelke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue; The Heart Pavilion
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Roelke sees patients in West Orange, NJ and Newark, NJ. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN). He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Roelke has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors. He is professionally 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: 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Dobesh attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Dobesh accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with 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
Dr. Constantinos Aristides Costeas, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue; The Heart Pavilion
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Constantinos Costeas works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in West Orange, NJ and Belleville, NJ. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Costeas accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors.

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

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Stuart D Shoengold, MD
Specializes in Urology
375 Mt Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Stuart Shoengold practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Millburn, NJ and West Orange, NJ. In his practice, Dr. Shoengold focuses on robotic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Sexual Medicine, Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Murphy attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Murphy's areas of expertise include the following: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and tumor. Patient ratings for Dr. Murphy average 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis. In addition to English, Dr. Murphy (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Kidney Problems, Tumor, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,668 - $6,363
  • Medicare Cost: $403 - $2,070

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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.