We found 80 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 physician who specializes in pediatric cardiac surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mosca is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mosca graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mosca (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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
  • 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. Bruce Stephen Goldenberg, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1500 Pleasant Valley Way; Suite 302
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Bruce Goldenberg's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldenberg include heart surgery. Dr. Goldenberg accepts Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, AARP, and more. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Goldenberg attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Goldenberg has received the distinction of 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. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis is a specialist in 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. Dr. Protopsaltis accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Protopsaltis include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 is a general gynecologist. Before completing his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Simonetti attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Patient reviews placed Dr. Simonetti at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Simonetti is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is accepting 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 Peter Caruso, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
256 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Caruso works as an urologist in Bloomfield, NJ, Lyndhurst, NJ, and Newark, NJ. In Dr. Caruso's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Caruso trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include minimally invasive surgery, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Newton Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency.

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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. 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 his clinical interests: osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Liporace's professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as 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)

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

Dr. Daniel Richmond works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Millburn, NJ and Clark, NJ. Dr. Richmond graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Richmond include scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and metabolic bone disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richmond (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Richmond has an open panel.

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

Dr. Bernard Lehrhoff works as an urologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lehrhoff obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, 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

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,129
  • Medicare Cost: $2,128
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Specializes in Urology
1033 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Venkata Marella is an urologist in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. In Dr. Marella's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more.

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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. Debra R Tarantino, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
231 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Debra Tarantino's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, crohn's disease, and colon problems. Dr. Tarantino accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. Dr. Tarantino 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. Edmund S Liu, Md, Pa, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
207 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Edmund Liu is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Verona, NJ. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Liu has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for AARP, MultiPlan, Aetna, and more. Dr. Liu has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $876
  • Medicare Cost: $502
Dr. Kirsten Bass Wilkins, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
99 Beauvoir Avenue; 6th Floor
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Kirsten Wilkins is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. She works in Edison, NJ and Summit, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Wilkins average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wilkins include crohn's disease, colon problems, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Wilkins accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Wilkins attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic 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. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
89 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. William McDonald's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McDonald include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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. Bertram T Chinn, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
33 Overlook Road; Suite 211
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Bertram Chinn specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Edison, NJ and Summit, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Chinn is 2.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Chinn's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery, rectal problems, and robotic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Chinn attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Chinn 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

Dr. Marc Aaron Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
741 Northfield Avenue; Suite 206
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Greenstein is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenstein honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Bladder Infection, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (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.