We found 30 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept AmeriHealth HMO near Woodbury, NJ.

Dr. George Edward Mark IV, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
The Heart House; Suite 112
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. George Mark sees patients in Haddon Heights, NJ, Elmer, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Mark's clinical interests include WATCHMAN device and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Mark is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, WATCHMAN Device

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $849 - $1,713
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $479 - $960
Dr. Steven D Datorre, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
The Heart House; Suite 112
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Datorre practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Elmer, NJ, Haddon Heights, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. In Dr. Datorre's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Datorre attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 99
  • Charge (avg.): $849 - $1,713
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $479 - $960
Dr. Merrick J Wetzler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Advocare South Jersey Orthopedics; Washington Professional Campus Ii
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Merrick Wetzler's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wetzler speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wetzler honors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Hand Joint Replacement, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Fibula ... (Read more)

Dr. David Neal N Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
620 N. Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. David Schwartz works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Schwartz's clinical interests: throat cancer, esophageal varices, and otosclerosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, endoscopic nasal surgery

All Interests: Ear Pain, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Esophagitis, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Orin Keith Atlas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Atlas Spine; Washington Professional Campus
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Orin Atlas' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Turnersville, NJ, Hainsport, NJ, and Hainesport, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Atlas is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include spinal pain, spine microsurgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atlas is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Atlas Spine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Spinal Pain, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $3,530 - $8,816
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $552 - $951

Specializes in Urology
Harbor Pavillions 570 Egg Harbor Road, Suite A-1; Suite A-1
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Gordon Brown specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: urologic (genitourinary) cancer, urologic (genitourinary) disorders, and robotic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brown's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $440 - $1,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $298 - $768
Dr. Phillip Todd Rowan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
620 N. Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. P. Rowan specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rowan include esophageal varices, otosclerosis, and sinus cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rowan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, endoscopic nasal surgery

All Interests: Ear Pain, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Esophagitis, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Marc Saul, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
120 White Horse Pike; Suite 103
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Saul's specialty is gynecologic oncology. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers and Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His clinical interests include ovarian cancer, chemotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Saul takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cervix Problems, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
449 Hurfville - Crosskeys Road; Suite 1
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Ponzio sees patients in Sewell, NJ and Stratford, NJ. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ponzio is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ponzio is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ponzio completed a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic discectomy, knee arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Psoriatic Arthritis, Femur Fracture, Humerus Fracture, Ankle Fusion, Fibula ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Neal Kotler, MD
Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Mitchell Kotler specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kotler studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kotler honors. Dr. Kotler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard J Bresalier, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
620 N Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Bresalier is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Woodbury, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Sewall, NJ. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, otosclerosis, and ear pain. Dr. Bresalier accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Botsford Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Bresalier has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, endoscopic nasal surgery

All Interests: Ear Pain, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Esophagitis, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Karl H Ebert, MD
Specializes in Urology
17 W. Red Bank Avenue; Suite-303
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Karl Ebert specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Woodbury, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Patients rated Dr. Ebert highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Ebert welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
188 Fries Mills Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Siemons specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Siemons include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Siemons obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siemons accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Edwin Abogado Empaynado, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
188 Fries Mills Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Edwin Empaynado works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empaynado include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Empaynado is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Randy B Ackerman, MD
Specializes in Urology
17 West Red Bank Avenue
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Randy Ackerman sees patients in Voorhees, NJ and Woodbury, NJ. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Dr. Ackerman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ackerman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
608 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Frederick Ballet's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Marlton, NJ and Woodbury, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Ballet is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, forearm fracture, and hand joint replacement. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Hand Joint Replacement, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's ... (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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