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We found 11 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Medicare near Wayne, NJ.

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Specializes in Urology
1211 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 300
Mountain View, NJ
 

Dr. Venkata Marella is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Mountain View, NJ, Clifton, NJ, and Wayne, NJ. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Marella graduated from Guntur Medical College and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to 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 Hand Surgery, General Surgery
601 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 101
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Ugras specializes in hand surgery and general surgery and practices in Paramus, NJ and Wayne, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. Dr. Ugras is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center. He accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks 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 practices 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Shahbandi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
525 Wanaque Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ
 

Dr. David Fink practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Paterson, NJ, Fair Lawn, NJ, and Pompton Lakes, NJ. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Fink's training includes residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fink include laparoscopic gallbladder removal and wounds. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fink is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks 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. 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. Dr. Abrams obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. He is especially interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abrams is an in-network provider for Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Wayne Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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
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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2035 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite D
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. David Gold is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Wayne, NJ and Lincoln Park, NJ. His clinical interests include total shoulder replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gold honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Gold is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of 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 General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
244 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 1025
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Delatorre practices general surgery and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise 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 attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Delatorre completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Seth Levine is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Levine's areas of clinical interest consist of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and tumor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Levine (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. John Sanzone works as an urologist in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sanzone takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanzone (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,125 - $8,130
  • Medicare Cost: $761 - $2,128
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Specializes in Urology
1211 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 300
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. James Zinman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zinman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Zinman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,125
  • Medicare Cost: $772
Dr. Gangadhar S Sreepada, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1211 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 205
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Gangadhar Sreepada specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Wayne, NJ. His areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Sreepada has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Dr. Sreepada studied medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,824 - $12,703
  • Medicare Cost: $2,282 - $3,500

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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.