We found 50 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Beech Street near West Orange, NJ.

Dr. Mark Hemanth Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
649 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Kumar is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include aortic aneurysm, heart surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Kumar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Kumar is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Ralph Salvatore Mosca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Ralph Mosca's specialty is pediatric cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mosca include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). On average, patients gave Dr. Mosca a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Mosca completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mosca (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Mosca's professional 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. 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. Before completing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Ballem attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ballem include sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ballem accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Protopsaltis completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Robert Caruso practices urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Caruso's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Caruso attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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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's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and wound care. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and varicose veins. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Newton Medical Center.

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

Dr. John Simonetti is a general gynecology specialist. Dr. Simonetti's areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Simonetti average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
89 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. William McDonald works as a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. McDonald include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. McDonald attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. McDonald is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Frank Liporace specializes in orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. These areas are among Dr. Liporace's clinical interests: osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Bernard Joel Lehrhoff, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
1500 Pleasant Valley Road; Suite 306
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Bernard Lehrhoff specializes in urologic oncology and practices in Westfield, NJ, Cranford, NJ, and Kearny, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Lehrhoff is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dr. Lehrhoff 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 Urology
1033 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Venkata Marella's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Marella is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Marella completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. Dr. Marella's hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University 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. Kirsten Bass Wilkins, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
99 Beauvoir Avenue; 6th Floor
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Kirsten Wilkins practices colon & rectal surgery in Edison, NJ and Summit, NJ. Her areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, colon problems, and colorectal cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Wilkins graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Wilkins honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bertram Chinn works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Edison, NJ and Summit, NJ. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. In his practice, Dr. Chinn focuses on laparoscopic surgery, rectal problems, and robotic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chinn speaks Spanish. Dr. Chinn is 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. Joseph Michael Bellapianta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Bay Avenue; Suite 3
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bellapianta include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Bellapianta's residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bellapianta is open to new patients.

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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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Dr. Francis P Prior, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
62 S Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Francis Prior is a cardiologist in Montclair, NJ and Livingston, NJ. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. Dr. Prior is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Prior's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas include shoulder replacement, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. He is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks the following 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)

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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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