We found 73 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 medical specialist in pediatric cardiac surgery. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Mosca include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). On average, patients gave Dr. Mosca a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mosca is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Mosca is affiliated with 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
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Dr. Godfrey C Pinder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
230 Sherman Avenue; Suite B
Glen Ridge, NJ
 

Dr. Godfrey Pinder is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Pinder graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes residency programs at Temple University Hospital and Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Pinder include stent and endovascular surgery. Dr. Pinder is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Valley Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Stent, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Craig Raymond Saunders, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
201 Lyons Avenue; Suite G5
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Saunders is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Saunders's areas of clinical interest consist of heart surgery and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Saunders trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. He is an in-network provider for 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. Naveen Ballem, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
230 Sherman Avenue
Glen Ridge, NJ
 

Dr. Naveen Ballem's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballem honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Ballem attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $9,472
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,081
Dr. Robin Michael Gehrmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
90 Bergen Street; Doc 1200
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Robin Gehrmann is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gehrmann has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and bone problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Gehrmann speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gehrmann's 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. Virak Tan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
90 Bergen Street; Doc 1200
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Virak Tan, who practices in Newark, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Harrison, NJ, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and wrist problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Galaxy Health Network, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Khmer, and Portuguese. Dr. Tan is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency 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. Dr. Moucha is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moucha has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moucha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. His 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. Jeffrey Allen Stock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
201 Lyons Avenue; L5
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stock's area of specialization is pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Stock's patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Stock include: 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 professional affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Stock 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. Seth Robert Queler, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
45 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Seth Queler is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Nutley, NJ. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Queler's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. Dr. Queler 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. Robert Peter Caruso, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
243 Chestnut Street
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Caruso practices urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Caruso is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caruso accepts. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). 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 is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and wound care specialist in Morristown, NJ, West Orange, NJ, and Denville, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and varicose veins. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Newton Medical Center. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endovascular surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,703
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Dr. Greenstein's professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenstein honors. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Mark Miller's medical specialty is urologic oncology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller's areas of expertise include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $8,129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,128
Dr. Frank Anthony Liporace, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
Umdnj - Newark Doc; Suite 1200
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Liporace works as an orthopedic traumatologist and trauma surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Liporace include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Liporace's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. His professional 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. Stephen E Crane, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Crane practices general obstetrics & gynecology in West Orange, NJ and Verona, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Crane honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Crane attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. Dr. Crane is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Crane has an open panel.

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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 specializes in urologic oncology and practices in Westfield, NJ, Cranford, NJ, and Kearny, NJ. Dr. Lehrhoff is rated highly by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Lehrhoff's residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lehrhoff (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $8,129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,128

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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.
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