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We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Toms River, NJ.

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

Dr. William Ziegler's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Ziegler is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, ablation, and fibroids. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and Medical Center of Delaware, Newark, Dr. Ziegler attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Gary Pess is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Eatontown, NJ, Frehold, NJ, and Toms River, NJ. 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pess's hospital/clinic 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 137
  • Uninsured Cost: $612
  • Medicare Cost: $536
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 works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. His clinical interests include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Silvers is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Silvers attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Dr. Silvers is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center.

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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 practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Toms River, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Merlino's clinical interests encompass electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merlino honors. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Union Hospital, New Jersey.

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Clinical Interests: Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 185
  • Uninsured Cost: $877 - $2,343
  • Medicare Cost: $343 - $942
Dr. John L Stoneham III, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
67 Route 37 West; Riverwood 2 - Suite 1
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. John Stoneham's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Stoneham is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. He attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Stoneham is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stoneham is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more.

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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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Whiting, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferlise has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ferlise attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Ferlise 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: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $226 - $877
Dr. William Morris Schulman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
9 Hosptial Drive; Suite C23
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. William Schulman practices general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Schulman focuses on breast cancer. Dr. Schulman is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center. Dr. Schulman takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $864
  • Medicare Cost: $318
Dr. Ronald Ray Neal, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
79 Route 37 W; Suite 101
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Ronald Neal practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Neal include robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Neal average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Neal completed his residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. 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: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $286
Dr. Peter Carson Howard, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
67 Route 37 West; Riverwood 2 Suite 1
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Howard practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Whiting, NJ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Howard include robotic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Howard is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Howard studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. 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: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $241 - $392
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 Route 37 West; Suite 140
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Teddy Atik's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. Dr. Atik attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Atik completed a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Atik's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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 Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $626
  • Medicare Cost: $537
Dr. Robert Steven 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 in Toms River, NJ. Dr. Pesso's areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pesso accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $280
Dr. David P Dobesh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
780 Rt 37 West; Suite 310
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. David Dobesh specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dobesh accepts. Dr. Dobesh attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Clara Maass Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 75
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $457 - $973
Dr. Wayne Paul Foster, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
500 Lakehurst Road
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Wayne Foster practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Foster attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. His clinical interests include reconstructive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Foster is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Foster is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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
Dr. George M Gabuzda, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 Route 37 West; Suite 140
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. George Gabuzda practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gabuzda's professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Gabuzda completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $604
  • Medicare Cost: $538
Dr. Gregory Gerard Fedorcik, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 Route 37 West; Suite 140
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Fedorcik is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Eatontown, NJ, Freehold, NJ, and Toms River, NJ. Dr. Fedorcik is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He attended medical school at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Monmouth Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $652
  • Medicare Cost: $538
Dr. John R. J. Sutherland, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
222 Oak Avenue
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. John Sutherland works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Sutherland graduated from the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Monmouth Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Sutherland's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and 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.