We found 82 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Springfield, NJ.

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

Dr. Mark Kumar is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include aortic aneurysm, heart surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Kumar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Kumar is conversant in Spanish. 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: Varicose Veins, Vascular Disease, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Sundick is a vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease) specialist in Westfield, NJ and Rockaway, NJ. His clinical interests include heart problems, angioplasty, and stroke. Dr. Sundick is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston's residency program. Dr. Sundick 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: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ajay Goyal's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. 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. In his practice, Dr. Goyal focuses on gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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. 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 Dr. Saunders's practice, he is particularly interested in heart surgery and robotic surgery. He honors 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 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. 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. Her areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Glasnapp takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Glasnapp studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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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. James P Buwen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
193 Morris Avenue; 2nd Floor
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. James Buwen's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Buwen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Buwen is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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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 is a plastic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Weinstein's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and more. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Weinstein has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Weinstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Wrist Problems, ... (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. 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 breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and clinical trials. Patient ratings for Dr. Hyans average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hyans honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors; Department Chair, Department of Surgery and Surgical Specialties, Summit Medical Group; and Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Overlook Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hyans is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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. Dr. Gehrmann has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and bone problems. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. Dr. Gehrmann honors Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and wrist problems. His professional affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Galaxy Health Network, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. 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. 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. Adam Craig Lipson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1057 Commerce Avenue
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Lipson is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Lipson (or staff) is conversant in Swedish, Greek, and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, brain aneurysm, and spinal cancer. Dr. Lipson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Lipson has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Medicare, and more.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Clifton, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Englewood, NJ. In addition to English, Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lager include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Lager's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Lager trained at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. The average patient rating for Dr. Lager is 4.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lager takes.

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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 physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Protopsaltis completed his residency training 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. In addition to English, Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Todd Phillip Krell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
541 E Broad Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Todd Krell is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Westfield, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Krell include general orthopedics, hip injury, and bunions. Patient ratings for Dr. Krell average 3.5 stars out of 5. AARP, MagnaCare, and Vista Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krell honors. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Krell trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Krell (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Krell is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $7,704 - $8,558
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $173 - $764
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 studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and varicose veins. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Newton Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endovascular surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,703
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,066
Dr. John M Simonetti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
233 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. John Simonetti is a general gynecology specialist. Dr. Simonetti's areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Simonetti average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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)

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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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