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 physician who specializes in pediatric cardiac surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mosca's clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mosca takes. Dr. Mosca attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Mosca is affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU Langone.

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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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include stent and endovascular surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pinder accepts. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Dr. Pinder's hospital/clinic 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. 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 practices in Glen Ridge, NJ. Dr. Ballem graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Harlem Hospital Center for his residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ballem honors. Dr. Ballem is 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. Craig R Saunders, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Adult Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
201 Lyons Avenue; Suite G5
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Saunders is a cardiac surgery, adult cardiology, and thoracic surgery specialist in Newark, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Saunders's clinical interests include heart surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Saunders is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His 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's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moucha include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Moucha takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before performing his residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Moucha attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He 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 Medical Center (Florida). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Meniscectomy, Revision Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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. 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 is affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida), and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stock obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Top Doctors New Jersey Monthly; and Top Doctors New York Metro Area Castle Connolly. Dr. Stock (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Pyeloplasty, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Laparoscopic ... (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 surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and wrist problems. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan is an in-network provider for Galaxy Health Network, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Tan attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Tan 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. Joseph Michael Bellapianta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36 Newark Avenue; Suite 220
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bellapianta's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Bellapianta's training includes a residency program at Albany Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bellapianta's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Gehrmann is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and bone problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Gehrmann's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He welcomes 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. Malcolm Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
776 East Third Avenue
Roselle, NJ
 

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz practices urologic oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schwartz at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $3,072 - $8,129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $204 - $2,128
Dr. Bernard Joel Lehrhoff, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
659 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Bernard Lehrhoff practices urologic oncology. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lehrhoff's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lehrhoff takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $8,129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,128
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. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Queler attended medical school at 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). He has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. Dr. Queler is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. Dr. Queler's 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. Frank Anthony Liporace, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
Umdnj - Newark Doc; Suite 1200
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Liporace's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. Dr. Liporace is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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 Barnabas Health Medical Group. Dr. Liporace is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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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. George John Tsioulias, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Other
385 Tremont Avenue
East Orange, NJ
 

Dr. George Tsioulias' area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, lymphoscintigraphy scan (sentinel lymph node imaging), and small bowel resection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Tsioulias performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Tsioulias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Japanese, and Greek. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and VA New Jersey Health Care System (VANJHCS). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Lymphoscintigraphy Scan, Gastrostomy, Tumor, Breast Biopsy, Appendectomy, Small Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17 Jauncey Avenue
North Arlington, NJ
 

Dr. Kent Lerner is an orthopedist. Dr. Lerner's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Lerner (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Caruso practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Caruso has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Caruso's hospital/clinic 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

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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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