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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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Gumbs (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. His areas of expertise include lipoma, esophageal tumor, and lipoma excision. Dr. Gumbs's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Gumbs attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Gumbs is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Gumbs's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Momeni speaks Persian. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and rhinoplasty. His professional affiliations include 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. Patients rated Dr. Momeni highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Momeni has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Daniel Richard Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Schwartz is an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Schwartz's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schwartz trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Schwartz is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Richard S Nitzberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pavilion, 4th Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Nitzberg specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: spider veins, ambulatory phlebectomy, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Nitzberg is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nitzberg takes. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nitzberg trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, 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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Levey's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levey accepts. Dr. Levey is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Wilmington Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

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

Dr. Marc Greenstein specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Greenstein is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenstein honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Heffernan's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Her clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Heffernan is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Christine Masterson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 Mountain Boulevard; Building B
Warren, NJ
 

Dr. Christine Masterson works as a general OB/GYN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masterson include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Masterson is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Cooper University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Masterson attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Masterson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum Issues, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (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 is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bortniker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. He is 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 medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks French. Dr. Beecher is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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.