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

Dr. Steven Ugras sees patients in Paramus, NJ and Wayne, NJ. His medical specialties are hand surgery and general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ugras's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. His hospital/clinic 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)

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

Dr. Venkata Marella is an urologist in Mountain View, NJ, Clifton, NJ, and Wayne, NJ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marella include robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marella accepts. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Marella attended Guntur Medical College for medical school.

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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. Matthew Shahbandi, MD
Specializes in Urology
1211 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 300
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Shahbandi is an urologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. Dr. Shahbandi is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Shahbandi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Polish, and Persian. Dr. Shahbandi is professionally 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
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
525 Wanaque Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ
 

Dr. David Fink works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fink include laparoscopic gallbladder removal and wounds. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Valley Health System. Dr. Fink attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Abrams include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He takes Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Abrams obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. He has received the distinction of 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Gold attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gold include total shoulder replacement, ACL reconstruction, and knee injury. Dr. Gold has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gold has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors. He 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 General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
244 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 1025
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Delatorre is a general surgeon and transplant surgeon in Clifton, NJ, Wayne, NJ, and Paterson, NJ. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Dr. Delatorre's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna.

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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 works as an urologist in Wayne, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Levine include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center. Dr. Levine takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sanzone's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanzone (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish.

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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 is an urologist in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. Dr. Zinman is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Zinman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. Dr. Zinman is 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 is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Sreepada focuses on throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He 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: 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.