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We found 44 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net near Bronx, NY.

Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
130 E. 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College, he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). These areas are among Dr. Tak's clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    97.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
  • Based on 180 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Henry Jean Tannous, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Henry Tannous is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Yonkers, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Tannous include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. Dr. Tannous accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Tannous (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Aortic ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.5 times the average?
  • Based on 82 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Raja M Flores, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1470 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Raja Flores is a chest surgeon in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Flores include esophageal cancer, thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Flores attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Flores's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Steven and Ann Ames Professorship in Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Flores (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Upper Endoscopy, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Thoracotomy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,000
  • Medicare Cost: $855
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Dr. Faiz Y Bhora, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Faiz Bhora practices thoracic surgery in New York, NY. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bhora is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Secure Horizons, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Bhora attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Bhora has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bhora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,320
  • Medicare Cost: $973
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Dr. Joanna Yvonne Chikwe, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue; Box 1028, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joanna Chikwe's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chikwe include aortic valve replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral valve repair. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chikwe takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chikwe's office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School and a graduate of Royal Brompton Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Solomon Silver Award for Clinical Medicine and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award. Dr. Chikwe (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Valve Repair, Heart Problems, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Jonathan Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1470 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Kaufman's specialty is thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaufman include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Kaufman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Kaufman attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Thoracotomy, Trachea Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,529
  • Medicare Cost: $873
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Dr. Herbert Frank Gretz III, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
1190 Fifth Avenue; First Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Herbert Gretz is a specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gretz include myomectomy (fibroid removal), menorrhagia (heavy periods), and ovarian cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Gretz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Gretz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and White Plains Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gretz's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Hysteroscopy, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,014
  • Medicare Cost: $1,147
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Dr. Joshua Benjamin Bederson, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, Floor 8 Room 28
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Bederson is a New York, NY physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bederson include hemifacial spasm, brain aneurysm, and skull base cancer. Dr. Bederson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Bederson graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Bederson has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha; Phi Beta Kappa; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bederson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Pituitary Adenoma, Brain Problems, Lower Back Pain, Skull Base Tumors, Skull Base ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alex Jenny Ky-Miyasaka, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5 East 98th Street; 14th Floor, Suite D, Box 1259
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka's clinical interests include diverticular disease, colon polypectomy, and hemorrhoid banding. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Colon Polypectomy, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Judd Boczko, MD
Specializes in Urology
171 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY
 

Dr. Judd Boczko's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Boczko a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He takes Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Boczko (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Renal Cryotherapy, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Prostate Cryotherapy, Robotic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,207
  • Medicare Cost: $824
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Dr. Lowell Stuart Kabnick, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Other
207 East 84th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lowell Kabnick's area of specialization is vascular surgery. Dr. Kabnick obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: spider veins, catheter ablation, and varicose veins. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kabnick (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Filipino, and Sign Language. Dr. Kabnick is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Catheter Ablation, Laser Surgery, Varicose Veins, Venous Disease, Deep ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $661
Dr. Jeffery H Jablon, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
145 Huguenot Street; Suite 610
New Rochelle, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Jablon practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a special interest in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jablon honors. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Jablon trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Riverside Hospital, ENT and Allergy Associates, and Greenwich Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Nose Problems, Rhinoplasty, Sinuplasty, Throat Problems, Plastic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Matthew Jonathan Kates, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
26 Burling Lane
New Rochelle, NY
 

Dr. Matthew Kates' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Kates's clinical interests: throat problems, sinus problems, and snoring. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, St. John's Riverside Hospital, and ENT and Allergy Associates. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kates trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for his residency. He is in-network for Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Snoring, Nose Problems, Nose Surgery, Throat Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $156
  • Medicare Cost: $103
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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
75 E Gun Hill Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Arnold Wilson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. Before completing his residency at Catholic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Wilson attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthroscopy, knee injury, and revision knee arthroplasty. Dr. Wilson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Wilson (or staff) speaks Spanish, Albanian, and German. His professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield Division Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Norman Maurice Rowe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
71 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Norman Rowe specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rowe accepts. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rowe completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Rowe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, German, and French. Dr. Rowe's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Dr. John M Caridi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, Floor 8 Room 42
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Caridi practices spine surgery and neurosurgery. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Caridi's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Clinical interests for Dr. Caridi include laminectomy, sciatica, and spinal cord injuries. Patient ratings for Dr. Caridi average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Caridi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and POMCO. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Bone Cancer, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Laminectomy, Neck Problems, ... (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.