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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 is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Toms River, NJ and Lakewood, NJ. Dr. Silvers has a special interest in gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Rhode Island Hospital for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,169
  • Medicare Cost: $441
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 medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Before performing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and Medical Center of Delaware, Newark, Dr. Ziegler attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ziegler's areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, ablation, and fibroids. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ziegler is affiliated with 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 Anthony Merlino III, DO
Specializes in Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
780 Route 37 West; Suite 120
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. John Merlino's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Merlino is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Union Hospital, New Jersey. His clinical interests encompass electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Merlino takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is 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
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
780 Rt 37 W
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Pess is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pess has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. William Schulman works as a general surgeon in Toms River, NJ and Lakewood, NJ. His areas of expertise include breast cancer. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schulman honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Schulman's hospital/clinic 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
Dr. David P Dobesh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
780 Rt 37 West; Suite 310
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. David Dobesh is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Dobesh attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Dobesh accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with 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. 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. Dr. Atik has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Atik include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Atik trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for his residency. His professional 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, who practices in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Whiting, NJ, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stoneham include robotic surgery. Dr. Stoneham's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ferlise's clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Ferlise trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center. Dr. Neal attended medical school at 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 has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Whiting, NJ, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Howard include robotic surgery. Dr. Howard is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Howard studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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 is a general OB/GYN. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Pesso focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Pesso takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Pesso trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sutherland include robotic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Sutherland is a graduate of the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. 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 an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Pamidi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Osmania Medical College. Her residency was performed at Montefiore 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Girgis is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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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 studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center. His areas of expertise include reconstructive surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Foster accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Railroad Medicare. His 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.