We found 21 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Bacha focuses on congenital heart disease and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Bacha attended medical school at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; 2015-2016: New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and Finalist, Young Investigators Award, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Bacha (or staff) speaks Arabic, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and St. Joseph's Health System. 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

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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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. He is conversant in Russian. These areas are among Dr. Gritsus's clinical interests: 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 attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Gritsus average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Anderson's areas of expertise include second opinions, spine reconstruction, and hydrocephalus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Anderson's distinctions include: 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, 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's area of specialization is pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Stock's patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Stock 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 foreign languages: Sign Language and Russian. His professional affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Stock 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 a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marella include robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. His education and training includes medical school at Guntur Medical College and 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. Robert Mario Bazzini, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1777 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 203
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Bazzini works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bazzini include cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and minimally invasive surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Bazzini (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Bazzini is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Bellapianta has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Bellapianta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and general surgeon in Paramus, NJ and Wayne, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests 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. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Ugras performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ugras (or staff) is conversant in 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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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. Dr. Fink's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in laparoscopic gallbladder removal and wounds. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fink studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Fink completed residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Fink is professionally 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

Dr. Grace Kim Mandigo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
 

Dr. Grace Mandigo's medical specialty is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mandigo include 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. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her professional training, Dr. Mandigo completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Mandigo speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Valley Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Sheila Newman, who practices in Wayne, NJ, Montville, NJ, and Hewitt, NJ, is a medical specialist in surgery and gynecology. Dr. Newman's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Her professional affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Newman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Newman is 4.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newman honors. She 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 is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Glen Rock, NJ and Ridgewood, NJ. His clinical interests include male incontinence, female incontinence, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kwon is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Kwon is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. David Gold sees patients in Wayne, NJ and Lincoln Park, NJ. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gold include total shoulder replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Gold trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Gold has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors.

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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)

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 Dr. Bharam a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Valley Health System, and Hackensack University Medical Center. 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 speaks Spanish.

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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 General Surgery
244 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 1025
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Delatorre specializes in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Delatorre include immunotherapy, viral hepatitis, and liver cancer. Dr. Delatorre's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Delatorre trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1777 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Katzman is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Katzman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Katzman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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