We found 18 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Toms River, NJ.

Dr. Wayne Paul Foster, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
500 Lakehurst Road
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Wayne Foster is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Dr. Foster attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Foster include facial problems, rosacea, and restylane. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Foster honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Railroad Medicare. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus and Community Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Forehead ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $1,428
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $374

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 Rt 37 W
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Pess is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Pess attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Pess an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Francis Ziegler, DO
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
780 Route 37 West; Suite 150
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. William Ziegler's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and Medical Center of Delaware, Newark. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ziegler include laparoscopic hysterectomy, ablation, and fibroids. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ziegler's professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, in Vitro Fertilization, Laparoscopic Surgery, Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. John L Stoneham III, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
67 Route 37 West; Riverwood 2 - Suite 1
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. John Stoneham practices urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stoneham takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoneham studied medicine at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. William Morris Schulman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
9 Hosptial Drive; Suite C23
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. William Schulman is a general surgeon. Dr. Schulman attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. He has a special interest in breast cancer. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulman accepts. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $864
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $318

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 Route 37 West; Suite 140
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Fedorcik's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Eatontown, NJ, Freehold, NJ, and Toms River, NJ. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. He is a graduate of St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Monmouth Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Fedorcik accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $652
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $538

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 Route 37 West; Suite 140
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Teddy Atik is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. Dr. Atik's clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $626
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $537
Dr. George M Gabuzda, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 Route 37 West; Suite 140
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. George Gabuzda works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Gabuzda graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Gabuzda's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $604
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $538
Dr. Wilhelmina Dedo Azu, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
222 Oak Avenue; 3rd Floor
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Wilhelmina Azu is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Brick, NJ. Dr. Azu graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. She is especially interested in robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Azu is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. John R. J. Sutherland, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
222 Oak Avenue
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. John Sutherland specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Toms River, NJ and Forked River, NJ. After attending the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Sutherland has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. David P Dobesh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
780 Rt 37 West; Suite 310
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. David Dobesh, who practices in West Orange, NJ and Toms River, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Dobesh is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Clara Maass Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dobesh takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 75
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $457 - $973
Dr. Ronald Ray Neal, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
79 Route 37 W; Suite 101
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Ronald Neal, who practices in Toms River, NJ, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Neal average 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Neal is affiliated with Community Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Neal completed his residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Victor John Ferlise, MD
Specializes in Urology
67 Route 37 West; Riverwood 2 - Suite 1
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Victor Ferlise is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Ferlise attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ferlise include robotic surgery. Dr. Ferlise's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,100 - $1,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $226 - $877
Dr. Marie L Bonvicino, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
222 Oak Avenue
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Marie Bonvicino works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Toms River, NJ and Forked River, NJ. She has a special interest in robotic surgery. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Bonvicino takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bonvicino trained at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. She is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Peter C Howard, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
67 Route 37 West; Riverwood 2 Suite 1
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Howard specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Whiting, NJ. In his practice, Dr. Howard focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Howard is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howard takes.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Robert S Pesso, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
79 Route 37 W; Suite 101
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Pesso works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Cooper University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pesso include robotic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Pesso is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

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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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