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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Mosca's hospital/clinic affiliations include Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Mosca attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mosca has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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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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  • Case Severity: 0.4 times the average?
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Dr. Mark Hemanth Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
649 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Kumar is a physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kumar include aortic aneurysm, heart surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Kumar is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. On average, patients gave Dr. Kumar a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kumar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goldenberg include heart surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and AARP. Dr. Goldenberg has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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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)

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

Dr. Daniel Richmond's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Richmond's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and metabolic bone diseases. MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richmond takes. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Richmond (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He 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. Edmund S Liu, Md, Pa, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
207 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Edmund Liu's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, radiesse, and revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Liu trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Patients gave Dr. Liu an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, MultiPlan, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors.

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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' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Protopsaltis is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Caruso include robotic surgery. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for his residency. Dr. Caruso is professionally 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 works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and wound care specialist. His areas of expertise include aortic aneurysm, angioplasty, and varicose veins. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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 works as a general gynecologist in Livingston, NJ and Millburn, NJ. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Simonetti's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Simonetti attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Simonetti's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes 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's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He 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. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Marc Greenstein's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. Dr. Greenstein has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenstein takes. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional 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)

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

Dr. Bernard Lehrhoff is a medical specialist in urologic oncology. Dr. Lehrhoff's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lehrhoff (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 sees patients in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Marella is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete his 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's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tarantino include minimally invasive surgery, crohn's disease, and colon problems. Dr. Tarantino's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Tarantino's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Frank Liporace is an orthopedic traumatologist and trauma surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Liporace average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liporace include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Liporace is professionally affiliated with 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. Joseph Michael Bellapianta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Bay Avenue; Suite 3
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta works as an orthopedist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bellapianta is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Bellapianta has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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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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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