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Dr. Sean David Lavine, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
530 Lakehurst Road; Suite 308
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Lavine is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lavine's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests include brain aneurysm, stroke, and carotid artery disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lavine honors Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Bergen County Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lavine is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty

All Interests: Tumor, Brain Cancer, Vertebroplasty, Brain Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Disease, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mark William Gesell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1430 Hooper Avenue; Suite 101
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Gesell is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Tinton Falls, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Gesell takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (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 is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Toms River, NJ. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Union Hospital, New Jersey. Dr. Merlino's clinical interests include electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Merlino takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His professional affiliations include 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. 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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Toms River, NJ and Lakewood, NJ. Dr. Silvers's clinical interests encompass gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His hospital/clinic 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. Dr. Silvers takes 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. William Francis Ziegler, DO
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
780 Route 37 West; Suite 150
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. William Ziegler is a reproductive endocrinologist in Eatontown, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and Lawrenceville, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Ziegler is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, ablation, and fibroids. His professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Ziegler accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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.

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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 practices general surgery in Toms River, NJ and Lakewood, NJ. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has a special interest in breast cancer. Dr. Schulman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with 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 and practices in Eatontown, NJ, Frehold, NJ, and Toms River, NJ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pess's hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Pess attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Pess speaks 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. Basil Michael Yurcisin II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatrics
1430 Hooper Avenue; Suite 203
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Basil Yurcisin specializes in general surgery and bariatrics (obesity treatment). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Yurcisin attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Yurcisin's medical residency was performed at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux, Nutrition Counseling, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $27,000 - $42,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,124 - $1,677
Dr. John L Stoneham III, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
67 Route 37 West; Riverwood 2 - Suite 1
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. John Stoneham is an urologist in Toms River, NJ, Forked River, NJ, and Whiting, NJ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stoneham include robotic surgery. Dr. Stoneham has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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

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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Dr. Ferlise's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. Dr. Ferlise's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. 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: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $226 - $877
Dr. David P Dobesh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
780 Rt 37 West; Suite 310
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. David Dobesh's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in West Orange, NJ and Toms River, NJ. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Dobesh's 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. Ronald Ray Neal, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
79 Route 37 W; Suite 101
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Ronald Neal is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Neal trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He is especially interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Neal has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Atik average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Atik has indicated that his clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atik takes. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Atik attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Atik's 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. Robert Steven Pesso, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
79 Route 37 W; Suite 101
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Pesso's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pesso accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Pesso graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he 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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sutherland include robotic surgery. Dr. Sutherland is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Community Medical Center. He attended the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Monmouth Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Sutherland a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Marie Louise Bonvicino, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
222 Oak Avenue
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Marie Bonvicino specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Bonvicino is affiliated with Community Medical Center. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Bonvicino is 3.0 stars out of 5. She 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: , 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.