We found 83 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Springfield, NJ.

Dr. Mark H Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
649 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Kumar is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Westfield, NJ, Springfield, NJ, and Rockaway, NJ. Dr. Kumar graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include aortic aneurysm, heart surgery, and varicose veins. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Kumar speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Vascular Disease, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajay Goyal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
193 Morris Avenue; Second Floor
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Ajay Goyal's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Union, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and Springfield, NJ. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Goyal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Goyal's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goyal honors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Adam Sundick, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Medicine
433 Central Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Sundick's areas of specialization are vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, angioplasty, and stroke. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sundick honors. Dr. Sundick is a graduate of Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sundick trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela Jack Glasnapp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
193 Morris Avenue; 2nd Floor
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Glasnapp is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She graduated from New York Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Glasnapp include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She is in-network for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $24,998
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $437
Dr. Craig R Saunders, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Adult Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
161 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Saunders is a specialist in cardiac surgery, adult cardiology, and thoracic surgery. He works in Newark, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Saunders is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. 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. James P Buwen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
193 Morris Avenue; 2nd Floor
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. James Buwen sees patients in Springfield, NJ and Hoboken, NJ. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Buwen's areas of clinical interest consist of gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Larry Phillip Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
33 Overlook Road; Suite 208
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Larry Weinstein's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Weinstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinstein include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Weinstein studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and more. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Calin Stefan Moucha, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
349 E Northfield Road; Suite 120
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Calin Moucha's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Moucha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Moucha's professional affiliations include Sinai Health System and Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moucha has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moucha 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)

Dr. Virak Tan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
33 Bleeker Street; Suite 103
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Virak Tan works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Newark, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Harrison, NJ. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Tan accepts Galaxy Health Network, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Tan attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Khmer, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Bone Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Phillip Krell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
541 E Broad Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Todd Krell's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Krell studied medicine at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krell include general orthopedics, hip injury, and bunions. Patient reviews placed Dr. Krell at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, MagnaCare, and Vista Health Plan. Dr. Krell (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Krell is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Wrist ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $7,704 - $8,558
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $173 - $764
Dr. Sean Louis Lager, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
260 South Orange Avenue; 107
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Lager is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lager is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lager include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Lager accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Lager completed a residency program at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Lager (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Total Hip Replacement, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Hyans, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1 Diamond Hill Road; Lawrence Pavilion 1st Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Hyans, who practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Hyans is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyans include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and clinical trials. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Hyans's training includes residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors; Department Chair, Department of Surgery and Surgical Specialties, Summit Medical Group; and Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Overlook Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis' medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Protopsaltis is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
235 Millburn Avenue; Suite 102
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Richmond is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Richmond (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and metabolic bone diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Richmond a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Richmond accepts MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Craig Lipson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1057 Commerce Avenue
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Lipson sees patients in Union, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Clark, NJ. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lipson include scoliosis, brain aneurysm, and spinal cancer. Dr. Lipson's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Lipson trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Lipson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Swedish, Greek, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Headache, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Parkinson's Disease, Brain Aneurysm, Spinal Cancer, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin Michael Gehrmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
33 Bleeker Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Robin Gehrmann's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and bone problems. Dr. Gehrmann's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gehrmann accepts Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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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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