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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 works as a cardiac surgeon, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, and vascular surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Bacha is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bacha's clinical interests include congenital heart disease and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and St. Joseph's Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus, and POMCO. Dr. Bacha is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bacha's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His distinctions include: New York Magazine's Top Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and TSFRE (Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education) Education Award Recipient. Dr. Bacha (or staff) speaks Arabic, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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

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

Dr. Vadim Gritsus, who practices in Pequannock, NJ and Paramus, NJ, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He graduated from Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Gritsus trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and gastric bypass surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gritsus is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gritsus takes Amerigroup, AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Russian. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center, Valley Health System, and Advanced Surgical Solutions.

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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 pediatric neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Anderson attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include second opinions, spine reconstruction, and hydrocephalus. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Anderson honors several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His distinctions include: Bergen County Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Anderson is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stock is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Stock's areas of expertise include the following: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). His average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Top Doctors New Jersey Monthly; and Top Doctors New York Metro Area Castle Connolly. In addition to English, Dr. Stock (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Russian. Dr. Stock's professional affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

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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 hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Bazzini is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bazzini include cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bazzini's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Bazzini (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

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

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery
601 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 101
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Ugras is a hand surgery and general surgery specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. Dr. Ugras's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center. Dr. Ugras is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Dr. Matthew Shahbandi, MD
Specializes in Urology
1211 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 300
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Shahbandi's area of specialization is 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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbandi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Persian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,850
  • Medicare Cost: $905
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Specializes in Urology
1211 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 300
Mountain View, NJ
 

Dr. Venkata Marella is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Marella's clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,450 - $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $640 - $773
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
525 Wanaque Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ
 

Dr. David Fink is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Paterson, NJ, Fair Lawn, NJ, and Pompton Lakes, NJ. Dr. Fink attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. His clinical interests include laparoscopic gallbladder removal and wounds. The average patient rating for Dr. Fink is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fink honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Valley Health System.

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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. Dr. Mandigo's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, hemifacial spasm, and brain aneurysm. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Mandigo's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery

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

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kwon include minimally invasive surgery, crohn's disease, and incontinence. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Kwon graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Genital Warts, Colon Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Abrams is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Abrams graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Abrams is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors.

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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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bharam accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Bharam attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Bharam is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Valley Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2035 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite D
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. David Gold's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. Dr. Gold honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gold attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Wayne Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center.

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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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1777 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Katzman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Katzman's areas of expertise include colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Katzman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Katzman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Surgery, Other, Gynecology
759 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Sheila Newman's areas of specialization are surgery and obstetrics & gynecology; she sees patients in Wayne, NJ, Montville, NJ, and Hewitt, NJ. Dr. Newman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Her professional affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newman honors. 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.

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

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

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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.