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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 practices cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include congenital heart disease and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bacha takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bacha graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has received distinctions including 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. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and St. Joseph's Health System. Dr. Bacha welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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

Dr. Godfrey C Pinder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
15 Kiel Avenue
Kinnelon, NJ
 

Dr. Godfrey Pinder's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Kinnelon, NJ, Glen Ridge, NJ, and Ridge, NJ. Dr. Pinder's areas of expertise include the following: stent and endovascular surgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Valley Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital and Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Dr. Pinder attended Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Stent, Endovascular Surgery

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

Dr. Vadim Gritsus works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Pequannock, NJ and Paramus, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Gritsus is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and a graduate of Morristown Memorial Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Gritsus speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Gallstones, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Acid Reflux, Abdominal Hernia, Obesity, Minimally ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stock's specialty is pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stock include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Stock has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Stock trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 languages: Sign Language and Russian. Dr. Stock's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida), and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Richard Anderson's medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Anderson performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, spine reconstruction, and neck pain. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Anderson is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received distinctions including Bergen County Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Anderson has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Second Opinions, Spine Reconstruction, Head Injury, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta is an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Bellapianta's professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Bellapianta's training includes a residency program at Albany Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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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)

Dr. Grace Kim Mandigo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
 

Dr. Grace Mandigo is a specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Mandigo's areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, hemifacial spasm, and brain aneurysm. She takes several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mandigo has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery, endovascular aneurysm repair, endovascular surgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Head Injury, Brain Cancer, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Skull Base ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Venkata Marella's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Marella include robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. He attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $1,450 - $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $640 - $773

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

Dr. David Fink's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass laparoscopic gallbladder removal, wounds, and gallstones. Dr. Fink is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Valley Health System. Dr. Fink is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Wounds, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal

Specializes in General Surgery
244 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 1025
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Delatorre practices general surgery in Clifton, NJ, Wayne, NJ, and Paterson, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunotherapy, viral hepatitis, and liver cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Delatorre studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Delatorre completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Delatorre's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Immunotherapy, Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Ugras is a hand surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Ugras has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ugras takes. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Ugras's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1777 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Katzman is a gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Katzman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katzman include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katzman honors. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Katzman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Katzman's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, and NYU Langone. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Urology
1777 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 304
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Seth Levine works as an urologist in Wayne, NJ. In addition to English, Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and tumor. Dr. Levine is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center. Dr. Levine studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Tumor, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Robotic Surgery, Prostate ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sheila Newman is a physician who specializes in surgery and gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Newman highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors. Dr. Newman is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System.

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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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwon include male incontinence, female incontinence, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kwon is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Kwon attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
541 Cedar Hill Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ
 

Dr. Srino Bharam is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Bharam include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bharam takes. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bharam's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injury, 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.
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