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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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Bacha focuses on congenital heart disease and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and St. Joseph's Health System. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bacha is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His distinctions include: 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) is conversant in Arabic, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Lung Problems, 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' areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gritsus's areas of expertise include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and gastric bypass surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center, Valley Health System, and Advanced Surgical Solutions. Dr. Gritsus accepts Amerigroup, AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He speaks Russian.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include second opinions, spine reconstruction, and hydrocephalus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Anderson graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Anderson has received distinctions including Bergen County Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He is accepting 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 medical specialist in pediatric urology. The average patient rating for Dr. Stock is 1.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Stock honors Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Stock has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Top Doctors New Jersey Monthly; and Top Doctors New York Metro Area Castle Connolly. Dr. Stock (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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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Specializes in Urology
1211 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 300
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Venkata Marella is an urologist in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. In Dr. Marella's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, QualCare, and more.

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

Dr. Robert Bazzini's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Bazzini (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Bazzini's areas of expertise include the following: cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. His professional affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bazzini takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bazzini's office for an appointment.

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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)

Dr. Joseph Michael Bellapianta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
764 Franklin Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bellapianta include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Bellapianta is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bellapianta accepts. Dr. Bellapianta has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Ugras' medical specialty is hand surgery and general surgery. Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center. Dr. Ugras attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Ugras trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
525 Wanaque Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ
 

Dr. David Fink's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Paterson, NJ, Fair Lawn, NJ, and Pompton Lakes, NJ. Dr. Fink has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in laparoscopic gallbladder removal and wounds. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Fink performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 neurosurgeon. Dr. Mandigo's areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, hemifacial spasm, and brain aneurysm. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mandigo accepts. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Mandigo attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Mandigo's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Valley Health System. Dr. Mandigo welcomes 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. 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). Dr. Shahbandi has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Shahbandi trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Shahbandi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Persian. Dr. Shahbandi is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center, Valley Health System, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,850
  • Medicare Cost: $905
Dr. Stephen J Abrams, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1211 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 205
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Abrams specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Wayne, NJ and Glen Ridge, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Abrams average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hartford Hospital. He has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors. Dr. Abrams is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and ENT and Allergy Associates.

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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. Sheila F Newman, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Other, Gynecology
759 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Sheila Newman practices surgery and gynecology in Wayne, NJ, Montville, NJ, and Hewitt, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newman has received professional recognition including the following: Wayne Super Doctors.

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

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

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

Dr. Albert Kwon specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Glen Rock, NJ and Ridgewood, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kwon include male incontinence, female incontinence, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System. Dr. Kwon attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Kwon is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. David Gold, who practices in Wayne, NJ and Lincoln Park, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Gold's areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors. Dr. Gold is professionally 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
541 Cedar Hill Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ
 

Dr. Srino Bharam's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bharam's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Bharam completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Valley Health System, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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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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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.