We found 68 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near West Orange, NJ.

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

Dr. Ralph Mosca is a medical specialist in pediatric cardiac surgery. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Clinical interests 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. Dr. Mosca is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Mosca 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
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Dr. Bruce Stephen Goldenberg, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1500 Pleasant Valley Way; Suite 302
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Bruce Goldenberg practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in West Orange, NJ and Short Hills, NJ. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, AARP, and more. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Goldenberg attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goldenberg has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Pacemaker, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edmund S Liu, Md, Pa, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
207 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Edmund Liu practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Verona, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include eyelid surgery, radiesse, and revision rhinoplasty. He takes AARP, MultiPlan, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Liu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Laser Resurfacing, Nose Surgery, Chin ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $876
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $502
Dr. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is general gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Simonetti is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simonetti takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Simonetti attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for residency.

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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 is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. McDonald include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Robert Caruso practices urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Caruso is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caruso accepts. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency 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 is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and wound care specialist in Morristown, NJ, West Orange, NJ, and Denville, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and varicose veins. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Newton Medical Center. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,703
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,066
Dr. Frank Anthony Liporace, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
Umdnj - Newark Doc; Suite 1200
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Liporace works as an orthopedic traumatologist and trauma surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Liporace include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Liporace's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. His professional 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
235 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Richmond works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Richmond takes MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Richmond (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Richmond's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Edward Dibernardo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
29 Park Street
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Barry Dibernardo is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Dibernardo is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Patient ratings for Dr. Dibernardo average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dibernardo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (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. Dr. Lehrhoff is rated highly by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Lehrhoff's residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lehrhoff (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Marella include robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. His education and training includes medical school at Guntur Medical College and residency at Maimonides 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. Debra R Tarantino, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
231 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Debra Tarantino is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Tarantino's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, crohn's disease, and colon problems. She takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tarantino attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. She has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirsten Bass Wilkins, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
99 Beauvoir Avenue; 6th Floor
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Kirsten Wilkins is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in crohn's disease, colon problems, and colorectal cancer. Patients gave Dr. Wilkins an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Wilkins's professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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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's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Chinn's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery, rectal problems, and robotic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Chinn trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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

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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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