We found 22 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 specializes in cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Bacha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, German, and French. He is especially interested in congenital heart disease and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Bacha is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and St. Joseph's Health System. Dr. Bacha attended medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Pinder's clinical interests include stent and endovascular surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Valley Health System.

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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' areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University, Dr. Gritsus performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Gritsus include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and gastric bypass surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Gritsus is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Venkata Marella sees patients in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Marella is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides 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
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Stock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
205 Browertown Road; Suite 101
Woodland Park, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stock works as a pediatric urologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Stock a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Stock completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). 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. He is professionally affiliated with Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stock's office for an appointment.

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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 is a pediatric neurosurgeon. His clinical interests include second opinions, spine reconstruction, and neck pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Anderson is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Anderson has received professional recognition including the following: Bergen County Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta works as an orthopedist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bellapianta is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Bellapianta has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Steven Ugras' areas of specialization are hand surgery and general surgery. Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. Dr. Ugras is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center. Dr. Ugras attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Ugras average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as 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)

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

Dr. Sheila Newman sees patients in Wayne, NJ, Montville, NJ, and Hewitt, NJ. Her medical specialties are surgery and gynecology. 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Newman is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Grace Kim Mandigo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
 

Dr. Grace Mandigo's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mandigo include disc problems, hemifacial spasm, and brain aneurysm. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Valley Health System. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mandigo welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Mandigo has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1777 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Katzman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Katzman at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katzman include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Katzman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Srino Bharam specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Bharam is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bharam studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Lenox Hill Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bharam's professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. David Fink is a physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fink include laparoscopic gallbladder removal and wounds. The average patient rating for Dr. Fink is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Fink graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Andrew Delatorre's specialty is general surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Delatorre attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Delatorre include immunotherapy, viral hepatitis, and liver cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Delatorre's hospital/clinic 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, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1777 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Bazzini is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Wayne, NJ and Newton, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Bazzini include cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bazzini takes Great-West Healthcare, AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bazzini's hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Wounds, Bone Problems, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (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 sees patients in Glen Rock, NJ and Ridgewood, NJ. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwon include male incontinence, female incontinence, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Kwon attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Kwon honors 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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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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