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

Dr. Ralph Mosca's specialty is pediatric cardiac surgery. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Mosca performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His areas of expertise include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Patient ratings for Dr. Mosca average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Mosca has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with 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
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.4 times the average?
  • Based on 6 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Protopsaltis honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars.

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

Dr. John Simonetti sees patients in Livingston, NJ and Millburn, NJ. His medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Simonetti is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Simonetti's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program.

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

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

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

Dr. Frank Liporace's specialties are orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Liporace include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Liporace graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Patient reviews placed Dr. Liporace at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Robert Caruso's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Caruso average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caruso include robotic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Caruso's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is affiliated with 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's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and wound care. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Newton Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,703
  • Medicare Cost: $1,066
Dr. Mutahar Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Urology
200 S Orange Avenue; Suite 228
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Mutahar Ahmed is an urologist in Maywood, NJ and Livingston, NJ. Dr. Ahmed has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Valley Health System, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark. He has received professional recognition including the following: Bergen County Super Doctors. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $760 - $3,023
  • Medicare Cost: $234 - $1,033
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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wilkins include crohn's disease, colon problems, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Wilkins's professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Wilkins is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilkins takes.

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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
99 Beauvoir Avenue; Sixth Floor
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Bertram Chinn is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Chinn attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic surgery, rectal problems, and robotic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chinn takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He 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. Francis P Prior, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
62 S Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Francis Prior specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Montclair, NJ and Livingston, NJ. Dr. Prior graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Prior trained at Bellevue Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Prior include coronary angiogram, bypass surgery, and aortic disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prior accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He 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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas's areas of expertise include knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Knee ... (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 in Westfield, NJ, Kearny, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Lehrhoff attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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 professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,129
  • Medicare Cost: $2,128
Dr. Ricardo Caraballo, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
33 Overlook Road; Suite 409
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Ricardo Caraballo's area of specialization is urogynecology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Caraballo's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, incontinence, and female sexual dysfunction. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Cooper University Health Care, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cooper University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Caraballo speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Prolapse, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Female Sexual ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
1033 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, 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
Dr. Christopher R Seymour, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
75 E. Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Seymour is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. His clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. The average patient rating for Dr. Seymour is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Seymour trained at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Seymour is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Joseph W Dryer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Dryer is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has a special interest in scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dryer takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Dryer attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Dryer is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Spine Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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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.