We found 58 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept QualCare near Nutley, NJ.

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. 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. Virak Tan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
620 Essex Street; Suite 202
Harrison, 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. Edmund S Liu, Md, Pa, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
207 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Edmund Liu's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, radiesse, and revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Liu trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Patients gave Dr. Liu an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, MultiPlan, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Laser Resurfacing, Nose Surgery, Chin ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $876
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $502
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
205 Browertown Road; Suite 101
Woodland Park, 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
464 Valley Brook Avenue
Lyndhurst, 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. 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

Specializes in Urology
1033 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Venkata Marella sees patients in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Marella is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $1,450 - $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $640 - $773
Dr. Joseph Michael Bellapianta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Bay Avenue; Suite 3
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta works as an orthopedist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bellapianta is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Bellapianta has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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)

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Dr. Michael Constantinos Milano, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
825 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Milano's medical specialty is general gynecology. Before completing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Milano attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Milano's clinical interests: menopause, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and uterine prolapse. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors AARP, Cigna, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Milano is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Sonohysterography, Cervicitis, Pelvic Ultrasound, Bladder Problems, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen E Crane, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
825 Bloomfield Avenue; Suite 103, Fells Plaza Building.
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Crane is a general OB/GYN in West Orange, NJ and Verona, NJ. His areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Crane attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Crane's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. Dr. Crane 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. Domenico James Savatta, MD
Specializes in Urology
375 Mt Pleasant Avenue; Suite 250
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Domenico Savatta is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Savatta average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in kidney stones, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Dr. Savatta takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Savatta has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Associates in Urology.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Ureteroscopy, Kidney Stones, Robotic Prostatectomy, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Luisi Luisi-Purdue, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
825 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Linda Luisi-Purdue practices general obstetrics & gynecology in West Orange, NJ and Verona, NJ. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Luisi-Purdue include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Luisi-Purdue honors AARP, Cigna, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. She is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Luisi-Purdue welcomes 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. Neil J Russo, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mt. Pleasant Avenue; Suite 202
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Neil Russo's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Russo include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Russo accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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 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.
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