We found 52 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Beech Street near West Orange, NJ.

Dr. Ralph Salvatore Mosca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Ralph Mosca is a specialist in pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. Mosca's clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mosca takes. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Kawasaki Disease, Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
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Dr. Mark H Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
649 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Kumar is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Westfield, NJ, Springfield, NJ, and Rockaway, NJ. Dr. Kumar graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include aortic aneurysm, heart surgery, and varicose veins. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Kumar speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Vascular Disease, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Naveen Ballem, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
230 Sherman Avenue
Glen Ridge, NJ
 

Dr. Naveen Ballem is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ballem include sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Ballem is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Harlem Hospital Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $9,472
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,081
Dr. Calin Stefan Moucha, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
349 E Northfield Road; Suite 120
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Calin Moucha's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Moucha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Moucha's professional affiliations include Sinai Health System and Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moucha has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moucha is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Meniscectomy, Revision Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis' medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Protopsaltis is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Michael Bellapianta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Bay Avenue; Suite 3
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In Dr. Bellapianta's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Bellapianta 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 Urology
1033 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Venkata Marella is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marella include robotic surgery. Dr. Marella's professional affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marella attended Guntur Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency.

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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. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
89 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. William McDonald's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. McDonald completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Bernard Joel Lehrhoff, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
1500 Pleasant Valley Road; Suite 306
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Bernard Lehrhoff practices urologic oncology. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lehrhoff's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lehrhoff takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lehrhoff (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $8,129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,128

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Pleasant Valley Way; Suite 101
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. David Loya specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in knee problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. Dr. Loya's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loya accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Loya attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Loya's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Anthony Liporace, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
Umdnj - Newark Doc; Suite 1200
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Liporace practices orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Liporace's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Liporace attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Liporace is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Bertram T Chinn, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
33 Overlook Road; Suite 211
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Bertram Chinn's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of laparoscopic surgery, rectal problems, and robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Chinn average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chinn accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Chinn attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder replacement, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. He is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Achilles ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Simonetti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
75 E. Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. John Simonetti is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Simonetti include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Simonetti is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Simonetti is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum Issues, Cesarean Section, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert P Caruso, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
256 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Caruso is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Bloomfield, NJ, Lyndhurst, NJ, and Newark, NJ. In his practice, Dr. Caruso focuses on robotic surgery. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caruso accepts. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Caruso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Amit Vinu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
131 Madison Avenue; 2nd Floor
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Amit Patel specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and wound care. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and varicose veins. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Newton Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endovascular surgery

All Interests: Wounds, Varicose Veins, Vascular Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,703
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,066

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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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