We found 36 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 works as a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon in Stony Brook, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY. He attended Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak's professional affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, endovascular surgery

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

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
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    97.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 180 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Faiz Bhora is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Bhora is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Bhora trained at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bhora has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bhora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Bhora's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $8,320
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $973

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1470 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Raja Flores practices thoracic surgery in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and more. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Flores include: New York Super Doctors and Steven and Ann Ames Professorship in Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Flores (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $10,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $855
Dr. Joanna Yvonne Chikwe, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue; Box 1028, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joanna Chikwe practices cardiac surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart valve disease, heart surgery, and aortic aneurysm repair. Dr. Chikwe is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Oxford University Medical School and subsequently trained at Royal Brompton Hospital for residency. Dr. Chikwe has received professional recognition including the following: HCA International Foundation Travelling Fellowship; Solomon Silver Award for Clinical Medicine; and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award. Dr. Chikwe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1470 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Kaufman's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufman honors. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kaufman trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Kaufman is open to new patients.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $9,529
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $873
Dr. Herbert Frank Gretz III, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
1190 Fifth Avenue; First Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Herbert Gretz is a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Gretz trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Gretz's areas of expertise include the following: myomectomy (fibroid removal), menorrhagia (heavy periods), and ovarian cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Gretz average 4.0 stars out of 5. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gretz takes. In addition to English, Dr. Gretz (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Gretz's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, White Plains Hospital, and WESTMED Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $3,014
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,147
Dr. John M Caridi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
5 E 98th Street, Department of Neurosurgery; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Caridi's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Caridi include laminectomy, sciatica, and spinal cord injuries. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caridi is in-network for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. 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)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Schedule An Appointment; 135-16 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka practices colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ky-Miyasaka include colon polypectomy, hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) is conversant in 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, Perianal ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Bederson studied medicine at 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). His areas of expertise include hemifacial spasm, brain aneurysm, and skull base cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bederson has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha; Phi Beta Kappa; and New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bederson (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Judd Boczko works as an urologist. Dr. Boczko (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Boczko is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boczko takes. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci surgery

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

Dr. Norman Maurice Rowe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
71 East 77th Street; Suite 1a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Norman Rowe is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rowe include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Rowe's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rowe obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Rowe (or staff) speaks Hebrew, German, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Guy Lin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
210 E 86th Street; 9th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Guy Lin's specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Lin's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, radiesse, and restylane. The average patient rating for Dr. Lin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Lin graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Lin has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Restylane, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $156
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $78
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's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Her clinical interests include laminectomy, spinal cord tumor, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Zou accepts Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She has received distinctions including National Innovative Research Award Grant American Heart Association and New York Rising Stars. She speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zou's office for an appointment.

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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)

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 surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in New Rochelle, NY and Purchase, NY. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Jablon completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is especially interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Jablon speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, St. John's Riverside Hospital, and ENT and Allergy Associates. 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)

Stavros Mountantonakis, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
100 E 77th Street; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stavros Mountantonakis is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in New York, NY and Manhasset, NY. Dr. Mountantonakis (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Mountantonakis's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $1,878 - $3,539
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $558 - $960
Dr. Young-Don Don Oh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
171 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY
 

Dr. Young Oh, who practices in White Plains, NY and New Rochelle, NY, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Oh takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Oh studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Oh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $1,662 - $1,929
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $401 - $743

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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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