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We found 39 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net near Bronx, NY.

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

Dr. Vinay Tak is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Faiz Y Bhora, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Faiz Bhora specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in New York, NY. Patients gave Dr. Bhora an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhora is open to new patients. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Bhora has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bhora (or staff) speaks 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. Raja M Flores, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1470 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Raja Flores practices thoracic surgery in New York, NY. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Flores attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Flores include: New York Super Doctors and Steven and Ann Ames Professorship in Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Flores (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,000
  • Medicare Cost: $855
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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 specializes in cardiac surgery. Dr. Chikwe (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include aortic valve replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral valve repair. Before performing her residency at Royal Brompton Hospital, Dr. Chikwe attended Oxford University Medical School. She accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chikwe has received distinctions including HCA International Foundation Travelling Fellowship; Solomon Silver Award for Clinical Medicine; and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award. She is accepting new patients.

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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 medical specialty is thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Kaufman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Kaufman speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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 works as a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician. Dr. Gretz's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: myomectomy (fibroid removal), menorrhagia (heavy periods), and ovarian cancer. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Gretz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Gretz's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, White Plains Hospital, and WESTMED Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 neurosurgeon in New York, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bederson include hemifacial spasm, brain aneurysm, and skull base cancer. Dr. Bederson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bederson include: Alpha Omega Alpha; Phi Beta Kappa; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bederson (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
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Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka, who practices in New York, NY and Flushing, NY, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Her areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Judd Boczko's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Boczko is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Boczko graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Boczko (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Jeffery H Jablon, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
145 Huguenot Street; Suite 610
New Rochelle, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Jablon is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His areas of expertise include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Jablon attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Jablon's medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Riverside Hospital, ENT and Allergy Associates, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Jablon welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kates graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, sinus problems, and snoring. He honors Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, St. John's Riverside Hospital, and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Kates is accepting 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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Dr. Norman Maurice Rowe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
71 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Norman Rowe's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rowe include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delta Dental, and more. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Rowe (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, German, and French. Dr. Rowe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center. He is accepting 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. Young-Don Don Oh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
171 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY
 

Dr. Young Oh is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Oh is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Oh (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,662 - $1,929
  • Medicare Cost: $401 - $743
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Dr. Hongyam Zou, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building, Floor 8 Room 42
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hongyan Zou is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Zou speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Her areas of expertise include laminectomy, spinal cord tumor, and spinal cord injuries. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: National Innovative Research Award Grant American Heart Association and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Zou's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Pituitary Adenoma, Brain Problems, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sanghyun Alexander Kim, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
630 E. Palisade Avenue; 2nd Floor
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
 

Dr. Sanghyun Kim's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kim completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: genital warts, crohn's disease, and laser treatment. The average patient rating for Dr. Kim is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean. Dr. Kim welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Genital Warts, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
75 E Gun Hill Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Arnold Wilson's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wilson include knee arthroscopy, knee injury, and revision knee arthroplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Catholic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Wilson has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Wilson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Albanian, and German. He is affiliated with 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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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.