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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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Newark, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. Dr. Saunders is especially interested in heart surgery and robotic surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Saunders's 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. Robin Michael Gehrmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
33 Bleeker Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Robin Gehrmann is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gehrmann has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and bone problems. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gehrmann honors Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Protopsaltis honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars.

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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 sees patients in Livingston, NJ and Millburn, NJ. His medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Simonetti is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Simonetti's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program.

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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 practices urologic oncology in Westfield, NJ, Kearny, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Lehrhoff attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lehrhoff (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is professionally 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 is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, and more. Dr. Holzman is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Holzman trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. 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 is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. His clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. The average patient rating for Dr. Seymour is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Seymour trained at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Seymour is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He 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. He has a special interest in knee problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Loya is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Loya accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 surgery specialist in Florham Park, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Orange, NJ. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cuppari include minimally invasive surgery, breast cancer, and melanoma. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Cuppari completed his residency training at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton and Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. For her residency, Dr. Sysounthone trained at St. Mary's Hospital, Hoboken. Her areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, ulcers, and foot reconstruction. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AARP, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sysounthone (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Marc Roelke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue; The Heart Pavilion
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Roelke specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in West Orange, NJ and Newark, NJ. Dr. Roelke is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Roelke attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in West Orange, NJ and Toms River, NJ. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dobesh is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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 is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Costeas completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. His professional 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: 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rae-Layne include robotic surgery. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rae-Layne honors. She attended medical school at 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

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

Dr. Stuart Shoengold sees patients in Millburn, NJ and West Orange, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Shoengold attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shoengold include robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shoengold's professional affiliations include 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 an urologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Murphy is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Murphy's clinical interests include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and tumor. Her professional affiliations include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway and Overlook Medical Center. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Murphy (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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

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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.