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We found 10 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net near Warren, NJ.

Dr. Andrew Alexander Gumbs, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pavilion, 4th Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Gumbs is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include the following: lipoma, esophageal tumor, and lipoma excision. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gumbs honors. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Gumbs (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Gumbs is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,400
  • Medicare Cost: $539
Dr. Reza Momeni, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1 Diamond Hill Road, Lawrence Pavilion; 1st Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Reza Momeni's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. He speaks Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and rhinoplasty. Dr. Momeni is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Momeni attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Momeni is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Momeni has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Problems, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,096
  • Medicare Cost: $559
Dr. Richard S Nitzberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pavilion, 4th Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Nitzberg is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Nitzberg's clinical interests: spider veins, ambulatory phlebectomy, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Nitzberg graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nitzberg trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , ambulatory phlebectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Colectomy, Vascular Problems, Abdominal Problems, Aortic Disease, Spider Veins, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,400
  • Medicare Cost: $543
Dr. James A Levey, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 Mountain Boulevard
Warren, NJ
 

Dr. James Levey specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Levey's clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Wilmington Hospital, Dr. Levey attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Dr. Levey has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Aaron Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
315 East Main Street
Somerville, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein works as an urologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenstein include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Dr. Greenstein is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. Dr. Greenstein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Bladder Infection, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen A Heffernan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 Mountain Boulevard
Warren, NJ
 

Dr. Kathleen Heffernan's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Heffernan is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Heffernan attended New York Medical College for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Heffernan a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Richard Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Schwartz sees patients in Florham Park, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. His medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Schwartz is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Bypass Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $560
Dr. Christine Masterson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 Mountain Boulevard; Building B
Warren, NJ
 

Dr. Christine Masterson works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Masterson's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Masterson is open to new patients. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Cooper University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
242 E Main Street
Somerville, NJ
 

Dr. David Bortniker is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Somerville, NJ and Westfield, NJ. Dr. Bortniker has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $388 - $9,800
  • Medicare Cost: $384 - $3,887
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
65 Mountain Boulevard
Warren, NJ
 

Dr. George Beecher is a Warren, NJ physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Beecher an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $91
  • Medicare Cost: $91

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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.