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

Dr. Ajay Goyal practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Goyal attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Goyal speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Saunders include heart surgery and robotic surgery. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saunders honors. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Saunders trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Glasnapp has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She honors Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. She 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. Robin Michael Gehrmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
33 Bleeker Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Robin Gehrmann is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Gehrmann include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and bone problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gehrmann is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. Dr. Gehrmann 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)

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 orthopedic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and wrist problems. He is in-network for Galaxy Health Network, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Khmer, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and 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, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Bone Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hyans include dermabrasion, clinical trials, and botulinum toxin injection. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hyans honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Hyans attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Hyans trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Siegal is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Siegal's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urine culture, and urinalysis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. 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. Dr. Siegal is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Siegal's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Siegal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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

Dr. Larry Weinstein specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Chester, NJ, Summit, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. Dr. Weinstein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Before completing 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 attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstein honors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Adam Lipson is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Lipson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Swedish, Greek, and French. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, brain aneurysm, and spinal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Lipson studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. The average patient rating for Dr. Lipson is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Medicare, as well as 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, 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Clifton, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Englewood, NJ. Dr. Lager studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. His clinical interests include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Patients rated Dr. Lager highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lager takes. In addition to English, Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He 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: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, ... (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. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Protopsaltis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. 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. Alexander Ovchinsky, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1046 South Orange Avenue
Short Hills, NJ
 

Dr. Alexander Ovchinsky is an otolaryngologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ovchinsky takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Ovchinsky attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Ovchinsky is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Problems

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 gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Simonetti include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Simonetti's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simonetti honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Daniel Richmond works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Richmond is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richmond welcomes new patients. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Richmond (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Todd Krell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include general orthopedics, hip injury, and bunions. Patients gave Dr. Krell an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, MagnaCare, and Vista Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Krell attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Krell (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are vascular surgery and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease); he sees patients in Morristown, NJ, Westfield, NJ, and Rockaway, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moritz include leg ulcers, stroke, and varicose veins. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Moritz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. His hospital/clinic 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.