We found 70 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 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.

Read more

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: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.4 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 6 patients (2009-2011)
Hospitals affiliated with provider +
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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

Dr. Bruce S Goldenberg, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1500 Pleasant Valley Way; Suite 302
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Bruce Goldenberg specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in West Orange, NJ and Short Hills, NJ. His clinical interests include heart surgery. He accepts Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, AARP, and more. Dr. Goldenberg graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Goldenberg has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Read more

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' 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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edmund Liu works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include eyelid surgery, radiesse, and revision rhinoplasty. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, MultiPlan, and Aetna. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Liu has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Read more

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
235 Millburn Avenue; Suite 102
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Richmond is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Richmond (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and metabolic bone diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Richmond a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Richmond accepts MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, 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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Montclair, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Dibernardo is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dibernardo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dibernardo has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Kent Lerner specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Lerner is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He honors MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lerner welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Lerner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.