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We found 80 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Newark, NJ.

Dr. Ralph Salvatore Mosca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Ralph Mosca is a physician who specializes in pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. Mosca has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He is professionally affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Mosca trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Kawasaki Disease, Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.4 times the average?
  • Based on 6 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Craig Raymond Saunders, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
201 Lyons Avenue; Suite G5
Newark, 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
90 Bergen Street; Doc 1200
Newark, 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. Virak Tan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
90 Bergen Street; Doc 1200
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Virak Tan specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Tan an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and wrist problems. He takes Galaxy Health Network, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Khmer, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Bone Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Calin Stefan Moucha, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
30 Bergen Street; Admc 12 1205
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Calin Moucha is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Moucha is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moucha include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moucha honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moucha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Moucha's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Meniscectomy, Revision Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Seth Robert Queler, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
45 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Seth Queler is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist in Nutley, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Queler is 5.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Queler accepts. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Queler has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Tendon Repair, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Allen Stock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
201 Lyons Avenue; L5
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stock is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Stock's areas of expertise include the following: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). His average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Top Doctors New Jersey Monthly; and Top Doctors New York Metro Area Castle Connolly. In addition to English, Dr. Stock (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Russian. Dr. Stock's professional affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Pyeloplasty, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Frank Anthony Liporace, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
Umdnj - Newark Doc; Suite 1200
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Liporace is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liporace include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Liporace's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Peter Caruso, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
243 Chestnut Street
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Caruso sees patients in Lyndhurst, NJ, Bloomfield, NJ, and Newark, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Dr. Caruso takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Caruso studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Stephen E Crane, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Crane practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Crane include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crane accepts. He has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
776 East Third Avenue
Roselle, NJ
 

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Schwartz completed his residency training at Grandview Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has a special interest in prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,072 - $8,129
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $2,128
Dr. Amit Vinu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
131 Madison Avenue; 2nd Floor
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Amit Patel works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and wound care specialist in Morristown, NJ, West Orange, NJ, and Denville, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Newton Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Wounds, Varicose Veins, Vascular Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,703
  • Medicare Cost: $1,066
Dr. Marc Aaron Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
700 North Broad Street; Suite 302
Elizabeth, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Greenstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Greenstein's medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Neil J Russo, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue; Suite 202
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Neil Russo, who practices in West Orange, NJ, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Russo's medical residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Russo takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Russo's 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)

Dr. Mark Ian Miller, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
659 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Miller practices urologic oncology in Westfield, NJ, Roselle, NJ, and Kearny, NJ. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,129
  • Medicare Cost: $2,128
Dr. Tammy J Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue; Suite 202
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Tammy Hamilton is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Hamilton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Hamilton attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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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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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.