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We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Toms River, NJ.

Dr. Lawrance W Silvers, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
9 Hospital Drive; Building C, Suite C-23
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Silvers' areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Silvers attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,169
  • Medicare Cost: $441
Dr. John Anthony Merlino III, DO
Specializes in Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
780 Route 37 West; Suite 120
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. John Merlino sees patients in Toms River, NJ. His medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Merlino obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Union Hospital, New Jersey. His areas of expertise include electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient ratings for Dr. Merlino average 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merlino honors. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 185
  • Uninsured Cost: $877 - $2,343
  • Medicare Cost: $343 - $942
Dr. William Francis Ziegler, DO
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
780 Route 37 West; Suite 150
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. William Ziegler is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He works in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Lawrenceville, NJ. Dr. Ziegler graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and Medical Center of Delaware, Newark. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, ablation, and fibroids. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ziegler is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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. William Morris Schulman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
9 Hosptial Drive; Suite C23
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. William Schulman's area of specialization is general surgery. He has a special interest in breast cancer. Dr. Schulman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Schulman completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $864
  • Medicare Cost: $318
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 Rt 37 W
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Pess specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pess's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 137
  • Uninsured Cost: $612
  • Medicare Cost: $536
Dr. David P Dobesh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
780 Rt 37 West; Suite 310
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. David Dobesh is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in West Orange, NJ and Toms River, NJ. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Clara Maass Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dobesh studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Dobesh's residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 75
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $457 - $973
Dr. Teddy Labib Atik, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 Route 37 West; Suite 140
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Teddy Atik specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Atik is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Atik focuses on hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Atik accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Atik completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $626
  • Medicare Cost: $537
Dr. John L Stoneham III, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
67 Route 37 West; Riverwood 2 - Suite 1
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. John Stoneham works as an urologist in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Whiting, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stoneham include robotic surgery. Dr. Stoneham honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Stoneham attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $243 - $269
Dr. Victor John Ferlise, MD
Specializes in Urology
67 Route 37 West; Riverwood 2 - Suite 1
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Victor Ferlise's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. Dr. Ferlise obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave Dr. Ferlise an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferlise honors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $226 - $877
Dr. Ronald Ray Neal, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
79 Route 37 W; Suite 101
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Ronald Neal sees patients in Toms River, NJ. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Neal's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Neal attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Neal is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Peter Carson 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. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Howard include robotic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howard takes. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $241 - $392
Dr. Robert Steven Pesso, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
79 Route 37 W; Suite 101
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Pesso practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pesso's clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Pesso performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He is professionally 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sutherland is especially interested in robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sutherland is a graduate of the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Monmouth Medical Center's residency program. 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. Madhavi Pamidi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
780 Route 37 West; Suite 310
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Madhavi Pamidi is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Pamidi is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $494 - $979
Dr. Ihab Girgis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9 Mule Road; Suite E-1
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Ihab Girgis' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Neptune, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Toms River, NJ. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Staten Island University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Girgis is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 182
  • Uninsured Cost: $350 - $2,021
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $963
Dr. Wayne Paul Foster, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
500 Lakehurst Road
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Wayne Foster is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Foster's clinical interests encompass reconstructive surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. Dr. Foster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus and Community Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Reconstructive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,428
  • Medicare Cost: $374

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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.