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Dr. Craig Raymond Saunders, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
161 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Saunders specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Saunders's clinical interests: heart surgery and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Ajay Goyal is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Union, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and Springfield, NJ. His areas of expertise consist of gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goyal accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Goyal attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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

Dr. Angela Glasnapp practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Glasnapp is an in-network provider for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Glasnapp 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $24,998
  • Medicare Cost: $437
Dr. James P Buwen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
193 Morris Avenue; 2nd Floor
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. James Buwen, who practices in Springfield, NJ and Hoboken, NJ, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Buwen is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Robin Gehrmann is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Newark, NJ, Wayne, NJ, and Verona, NJ. Dr. Gehrmann is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and bone problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gehrmann is 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
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. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tan's clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and wrist problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Galaxy Health Network, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Khmer, and Portuguese. Dr. Tan is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Larry Weinstein's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Weinstein's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Weinstein 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. In addition to English, Dr. Weinstein (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Weinstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (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' specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Hyans attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Hyans's clinical interests include dermabrasion, clinical trials, and botulinum toxin injection. Patient ratings for Dr. Hyans average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Hyans has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hyans's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Breast Revision, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. John Dale Siegal, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
1 Diamond Hill Road; 3rd Fl Bensley
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. John Siegal practices urologic oncology in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Dr. Siegal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Clinical interests for Dr. Siegal include bladder cancer, urine culture, and urinalysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Siegal's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,090
  • Medicare Cost: $905
Dr. Adam Craig Lipson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1057 Commerce Avenue
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Lipson practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in Union, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Clark, NJ. Dr. Lipson (or staff) speaks Swedish, Greek, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipson include scoliosis, brain aneurysm, and spinal cancer. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Lipson has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Sean Louis Lager, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
260 South Orange Avenue; 107
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Lager works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Clifton, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Englewood, NJ. Dr. Lager is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Lager graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lager is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center.

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

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Protopsaltis accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Protopsaltis include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Todd Krell works as an orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krell include general orthopedics, hip injury, and bunions. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, MagnaCare, and Vista Health Plan. Dr. Krell graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Krell (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He 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, Metabolic Bone Disease, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,704 - $8,558
  • Medicare Cost: $173 - $764
Dr. Alexander Ovchinsky, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1046 South Orange Avenue
Short Hills, NJ
 

Dr. Alexander Ovchinsky's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital. He is especially interested in anti-aging, laser resurfacing, and facelift. Dr. Ovchinsky is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ovchinsky takes. In addition to English, Dr. Ovchinsky speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Laser Resurfacing, Facelift, Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,481 - $2,129
  • Medicare Cost: $415 - $476
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Dr. John M Simonetti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
233 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. John Simonetti is a general gynecologist. Before completing his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Simonetti attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patient reviews placed Dr. Simonetti at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Simonetti is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum Issues, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark William Moritz, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine
433 Central Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Moritz sees patients in Morristown, NJ, Westfield, NJ, and Rockaway, NJ. His medical specialties are vascular surgery and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Moritz include leg ulcers, stroke, and varicose veins. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Moritz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Moritz's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Clinical Trials, Wounds, Varicose Veins, Vascular Disease, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,336
  • Medicare Cost: $623

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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.