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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. Dr. Goyal is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goyal include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Goyal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Craig Saunders is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart surgery and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Saunders completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is an in-network provider for 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. Angela Jack Glasnapp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
193 Morris Avenue; 2nd Floor
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Glasnapp works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Springfield, NJ, Union, NJ, and Hoboken, NJ. Dr. Glasnapp is especially interested in obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glasnapp accepts. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Glasnapp is 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Springfield, NJ and Hoboken, NJ. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Buwen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buwen is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Newark, NJ, Wayne, NJ, and Verona, NJ. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Gehrmann attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gehrmann include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and bone problems. Patients gave Dr. Gehrmann an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gehrmann's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. Dr. Gehrmann is accepting 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tan obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and wrist problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Galaxy Health Network, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Khmer, and Portuguese. Dr. Tan is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He is accepting 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. John Dale Siegal, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
1 Diamond Hill Road; 3rd Fl Bensley
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. John Siegal, who practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siegal include bladder cancer, urine culture, and urinalysis. Patient ratings for Dr. Siegal average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Siegal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Siegal is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Peter Hyans specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyans include dermabrasion, clinical trials, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Hyans's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Hyans attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Larry Weinstein is a specialist in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Weinstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weinstein's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstein 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. 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. Dr. Weinstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Protopsaltis's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Protopsaltis trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Adam Lipson is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He works in Union, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Clark, NJ. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipson include scoliosis, brain aneurysm, and spinal cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lipson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Medicare. Dr. Lipson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Swedish, Greek, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Sean Lager's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. These areas are among Dr. Lager's clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center. Before completing his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn, Dr. Lager attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Patients gave Dr. Lager an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. John M Simonetti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
233 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. John Simonetti's specialty is general gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Simonetti's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Simonetti takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Simonetti attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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

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

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

Dr. Todd Krell's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Krell attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include general orthopedics, hip injury, and bunions. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes AARP, MagnaCare, Vista Health Plan, and more. Dr. Krell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes 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. Mark William Moritz, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Vascular Medicine
433 Central Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Moritz is a vascular surgery and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease) specialist. His clinical interests include leg ulcers, stroke, and varicose veins. Dr. Moritz is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Moritz attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Moritz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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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
Dr. Amit Vinu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
131 Madison Avenue; 2nd Floor
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Amit Patel's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and wound care. He practices in Morristown, NJ, West Orange, NJ, and Denville, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Newton Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Wounds, Varicose Veins, Vascular Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,703
  • Medicare Cost: $1,066

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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.