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 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. Jeffrey Allen Stock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
205 Browertown Road; Suite 101
Woodland Park, 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
620 Essex Street; Suite 202
Harrison, 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
1 Bay Avenue; Suite 3
Montclair, 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. Edmund S Liu, Md, Pa, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
207 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Edmund Liu is a Verona, NJ physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Liu is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, radiesse, and revision rhinoplasty. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, MultiPlan, and Aetna. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Liu 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

Specializes in Urology
1033 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Venkata Marella specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. In his practice, Dr. Marella focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Marella takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. He graduated from Guntur Medical College. Dr. Marella trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University 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. 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 has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Lehrhoff attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Lehrhoff (or staff) speaks 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
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. Robert P Caruso, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
464 Valley Brook Avenue
Lyndhurst, 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

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

Dr. Mark Miller is a specialist in urologic oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 3.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller takes. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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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. Kenneth Joseph Kopacz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36 Newark Avenue
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Kopacz sees patients in Livingston, NJ, Suite 5, NJ, and Belleville, NJ. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kopacz's clinical interests: back pain, neck pain, and spinal stenosis. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, Health Net, and more. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kopacz's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Pain, Fractures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $8,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $589
Dr. Michael Constantinos Milano, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
825 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Milano is a medical specialist in general gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, uterine prolapse, and infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Milano a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts AARP, Cigna, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Milano attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Milano is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Crane's clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Crane accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He 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. Domenico James Savatta, MD
Specializes in Urology
375 Mt Pleasant Avenue; Suite 250
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Domenico Savatta works as an urologist. His areas of expertise consist of kidney stones, robotic surgery, and prostate cancer. Dr. Savatta is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Associates in Urology. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Savatta trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savatta honors. He has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors.

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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. Neil J Russo, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mt. Pleasant Avenue; Suite 202
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Neil Russo's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Russo include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Russo takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He 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)

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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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