We found 31 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Haddon Heights, NJ, Elmer, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. Dr. Mark graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $849 - $1,713
  • Medicare Cost: $479 - $960
Dr. Steven A Levi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
The Heart House; Suite 112
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Levi is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and general care. Dr. Levi accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Levi is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $849 - $1,713
  • Medicare Cost: $479 - $960
Dr. Steven D Datorre, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
The Heart House; Suite 112
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Datorre specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Datorre include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Datorre takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $849 - $1,713
  • Medicare Cost: $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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. Dr. Wetzler is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and femur (thigh bone) fracture. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wetzler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is open to 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, who practices in Woodbury, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: throat cancer, esophageal varices, and otosclerosis. Patients rated Dr. Schwartz highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz honors. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Schwartz welcomes 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. Orin Keith Atlas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Atlas Spine; Washington Professional Campus
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Orin Atlas is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Atlas is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal pain, spine microsurgery, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atlas takes. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Atlas attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Atlas Spine. He is accepting new patients.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,530 - $8,816
  • Medicare Cost: $552 - $951
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Specializes in Urology
Harbor Pavillions 570 Egg Harbor Road, Suite A-1; Suite A-1
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Gordon Brown is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: urologic (genitourinary) cancer, urologic (genitourinary) disorders, and robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brown completed a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $440 - $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $298 - $768
Dr. Phillip Todd Rowan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
620 N. Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. P. Rowan is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. These areas are among Dr. Rowan's clinical interests: esophageal varices, otosclerosis, and sinus cancer. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rowan's 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 is a gynecologic oncologist. His areas of expertise include ovarian cancer, chemotherapy, and endometrial biopsy. Dr. Saul accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Saint Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers and Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Dr. Saul is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Robert Ponzio's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and psoriatic arthritis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ponzio honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Dr. Ponzio's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Ponzio is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Woodbury, NJ, Elmer, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Dr. Kotler attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Kotler's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Urology
17 W. Red Bank Avenue; Suite 303
Woodbury, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Bernstein works as an urologist in Voorhees, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Woodbury, NJ. Dr. Bernstein's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bernstein is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Inspira Medical Center Vineland, and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Low Testosterone, Varicocele, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Bresalier is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, otosclerosis, and ear pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bresalier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Bresalier is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ebert's clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Ebert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inspira Medical Center Vineland and Inspira Medical Center Elmer. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $768
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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
188 Fries Mills Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Siemons practices colon & rectal surgery in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Siemons average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Siemons's clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Dr. Siemons honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Siemons trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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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 is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Empaynado include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Before performing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Empaynado attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Empaynado is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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