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We found 78 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's specialty is pediatric cardiac surgery. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Mosca performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His areas of expertise include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Patient ratings for Dr. Mosca average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Mosca has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He 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
  • 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 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. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Moucha accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Moucha has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moucha (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Virak Tan is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Newark, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Harrison, NJ. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and wrist problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Tan honors Galaxy Health Network, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Khmer, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include 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. Seth Robert Queler, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
45 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Seth Queler sees patients in Nutley, NJ. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Queler's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Queler graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Queler has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Stock (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Russian. Dr. Stock's clinical interests include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He is affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stock accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Stock has received include New York Super Doctors; Top Doctors New Jersey Monthly; and Top Doctors New York Metro Area Castle Connolly. 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's specialties are orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Liporace include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Liporace graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Patient reviews placed Dr. Liporace at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to 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. Robert Peter Caruso, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
243 Chestnut Street
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Caruso's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Caruso average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caruso include robotic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Caruso's medical residency was performed 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's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and wound care. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. 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. Stephen E Crane, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Crane is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Crane is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Crane is accepting new patients. 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. Dr. Crane has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Marc Greenstein is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Somerville, NJ, Rahway, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenstein include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Greenstein attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Greenstein average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Greenstein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in West Orange, NJ. His clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Russo is rated highly by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russo honors. Before completing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Russo attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Russo is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He 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's area of specialization is urologic oncology. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 A Ducey, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
45 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Ducey is a Nutley, NJ physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Ducey performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). The average patient rating for Dr. Ducey is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Ducey has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,223 - $11,153
  • Medicare Cost: $115 - $1,198
Dr. Francis P Prior, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
62 S Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Francis Prior specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Montclair, NJ and Livingston, NJ. Dr. Prior graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Prior trained at Bellevue Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Prior include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prior accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (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.