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. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mosca is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mosca graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 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. Robin Michael Gehrmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
90 Bergen Street; Doc 1200
Newark, 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. Virak Tan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
90 Bergen Street; Doc 1200
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Virak Tan works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Newark, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Harrison, NJ. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tan's clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and wrist problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Galaxy Health Network, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Khmer, and Portuguese. Dr. Tan is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moucha honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Moucha attended medical school at 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. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moucha (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and French.

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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's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Nutley, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Queler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Queler's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He welcomes 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 medical specialist in pediatric urology. The average patient rating for Dr. Stock is 1.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Stock honors Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Stock has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Top Doctors New Jersey Monthly; and Top Doctors New York Metro Area Castle Connolly. Dr. Stock (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Robert Caruso works as an urologist in Bloomfield, NJ, Lyndhurst, NJ, and Newark, NJ. In Dr. Caruso's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Caruso trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Amit Vinu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
131 Madison Avenue; 2nd Floor
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Amit Patel's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and wound care. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include minimally invasive surgery, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Newton Medical Center. He is in-network for 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.

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

Dr. Frank Liporace specializes in orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Liporace's professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Mark Miller practices urologic oncology in Westfield, NJ, Cranford, NJ, and Roselle, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Miller speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Stephen E Crane, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Crane's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Crane's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Crane has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

Dr. Bernard Joel Lehrhoff, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
659 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, 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
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
900 Stuyvesant Avenue; 2nd Floor
Union, NJ
 

Dr. John Faccone works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Faccone's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Health System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Faccone is open to new patients. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Aaron Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
700 North Broad Street; Suite 302
Elizabeth, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Greenstein is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenstein honors. His 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. Neil J Russo, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue; Suite 202
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Neil Russo specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Russo include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Russo studied medicine at 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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. 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 Issues, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (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.