We found 75 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 specialist in pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Mosca's hospital/clinic affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Mosca attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mosca has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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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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  • Case Severity: 0.4 times the average?
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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 medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Pinder's clinical interests include stent and endovascular surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He is affiliated with 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' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Newark, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. Dr. Saunders's clinical interests include heart surgery and robotic surgery. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saunders honors. He is professionally 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. 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. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. Dr. Ballem is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Ballem 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. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and bone problems. Dr. Gehrmann takes Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Gehrmann speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Newark, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Harrison, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and wrist problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Tan honors Galaxy Health Network, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 (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. He 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's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moucha include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Moucha is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Moucha (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Moucha 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. Seth Robert Queler, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
45 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Seth Queler specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Queler average 5.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Queler accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Queler attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Queler has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. His practice 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 works as a pediatric urologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Stock a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Stock completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 languages: Sign Language and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stock's office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Caruso include robotic surgery. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for his residency. Dr. Caruso is professionally 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 works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and wound care specialist. His areas of expertise include aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and varicose veins. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Newton Medical Center.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Dr. Greenstein has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenstein takes. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional 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. Mark Ian Miller, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
659 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Miller's area of specialization is urologic oncology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Miller accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $8,129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,128
Dr. Bernard Joel Lehrhoff, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
659 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Bernard Lehrhoff is a medical specialist in urologic oncology. Dr. Lehrhoff's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lehrhoff (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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

Dr. Frank Liporace is an orthopedic traumatologist and trauma surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Liporace average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liporace include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Liporace is professionally affiliated with 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
900 Stuyvesant Avenue; 2nd Floor
Union, NJ
 

Dr. John Faccone practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Faccone is affiliated with Atlantic Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Faccone is accepting new patients.

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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)

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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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