Finding Providers
loading

We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Wayne, NJ.

Dr. Emile A Bacha, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
703 Main Street; Patterson Office
Patterson, NJ
 

Dr. Emile Bacha is a cardiac surgeon, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, and vascular surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His clinical interests encompass congenital heart disease and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Bacha's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bacha has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; 2015-2016: New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and Finalist, Young Investigators Award, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Bacha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, German, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Bacha has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Lung Problems, Heart Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Vadim Gritsus, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
7 Industrial Road; Suite 203
Pequannock, NJ
 

Dr. Vadim Gritsus is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Gritsus speaks Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gritsus include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and gastric bypass surgery. His professional affiliations include Chilton Medical Center, Valley Health System, and Advanced Surgical Solutions. He obtained his medical school training at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gritsus's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Abdominal Hernia, Gallbladder Problems, Obesity, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Callis Eldon Eldon Anderson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
703 Main Street; Patterson Office
Patterson, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Anderson is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anderson include second opinions, spine reconstruction, and hydrocephalus. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Anderson include: Bergen County Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Second Opinions, Spine Reconstruction, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Brain Cancer, Spinal ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Stock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
205 Browertown Road; Suite 101
Woodland Park, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stock's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Stock (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Russian. Dr. Stock's clinical interests include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He is affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stock accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Stock has received include New York Super Doctors; Top Doctors New Jersey Monthly; and Top Doctors New York Metro Area Castle Connolly. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Pyeloplasty, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Robert Mario Bazzini, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1777 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 203
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Bazzini is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Bazzini (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His clinical interests include cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center. Dr. Bazzini is a graduate of New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bazzini's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Wounds, Bone ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery
601 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 101
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Ugras specializes in hand surgery and general surgery and practices in Paramus, NJ and Wayne, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. Dr. Ugras is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center. He accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Tendon Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
No Photo
Specializes in Urology
1211 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 300
Mountain View, NJ
 

Dr. Venkata Marella is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Mountain View, NJ, Clifton, NJ, and Wayne, NJ. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Marella graduated from Guntur Medical College and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,450 - $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $640 - $773
Dr. Matthew Shahbandi, MD
Specializes in Urology
1211 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 300
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Shahbandi practices urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center, Valley Health System, and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Shahbandi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Shahbandi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Persian.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,850
  • Medicare Cost: $905
No Photo
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
525 Wanaque Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ
 

Dr. David Fink practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Paterson, NJ, Fair Lawn, NJ, and Pompton Lakes, NJ. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Fink's training includes residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fink include laparoscopic gallbladder removal and wounds. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fink is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Valley Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Wounds, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Gallbladder Problems

Dr. Grace Kim Mandigo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
 

Dr. Grace Mandigo is a neurosurgery specialist. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Mandigo attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: disc problems, hemifacial spasm, and brain aneurysm. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Mandigo speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Valley Health System. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Hemifacial Spasm, Tumor, Meningioma, Microsurgery, Hydrocephalus, Vascular ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Albert O Kwon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
85 Harristown Road; Suite 105
Glen Rock, NJ
 

Dr. Albert Kwon is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Kwon's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, crohn's disease, and incontinence. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwon honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Genital ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen J Abrams, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1211 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 205
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Abrams' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Abrams attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hartford Hospital. He has a special interest in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Wayne Super Doctors. Dr. Abrams's professional affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $695
  • Medicare Cost: $390
Dr. Srino Bharam, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
541 Cedar Hill Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ
 

Dr. Srino Bharam is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bharam accepts. Before performing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Bharam attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bharam is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Valley Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
No Photo
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2035 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite D
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. David Gold is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Wayne, NJ and Lincoln Park, NJ. His clinical interests include total shoulder replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gold honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Gold is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Minimally Invasive Knee ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1777 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Katzman specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katzman include colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Katzman graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Endoscopic Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Surgery, Other, Gynecology
759 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Sheila Newman is a surgeon and gynecologist. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Newman a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newman accepts. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Prolapse, Minimally ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.