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Dr. Henry Jean Tannous, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1190 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Henry Tannous' areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Yonkers, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Tannous's areas of expertise include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Tannous (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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

Dr. Vinay Tak's areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. 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). His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Tak is not accepting 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. Raja M Flores, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1470 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Raja Flores' medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Flores (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Flores attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Flores include: New York Super Doctors and Steven and Ann Ames Professorship in Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Flores welcomes new patients.

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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. 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. She attended medical school at Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Chikwe completed her residency training at Royal Brompton Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral valve repair. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chikwe has received the following distinctions: Solomon Silver Award for Clinical Medicine and Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award. In addition to English, Dr. Chikwe (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. She is open to 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. Faiz Y Bhora, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Faiz Bhora's specialty is thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Bhora (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Bhora's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhora has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,320
  • Medicare Cost: $973
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Dr. Andrew Jonathan Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1470 Madison Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Kaufman practices thoracic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Kaufman's clinical interests: 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 takes. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Kaufman welcomes 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

  • 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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Gretz's clinical interests: myomectomy (fibroid removal), menorrhagia (heavy periods), and ovarian cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and White Plains Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Gretz studied medicine at New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Gretz completed residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Gretz (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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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 neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: hemifacial spasm, brain aneurysm, and skull base cancer. Patients gave Dr. Bederson an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending 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). He has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha; Phi Beta Kappa; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bederson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He welcomes 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)

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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 specializes in colon & rectal surgery. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include diverticular disease, colon polypectomy, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka's residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Her practice is open to 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. Lowell Stuart Kabnick, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Other
207 East 84th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lowell Kabnick is a vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Kabnick (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Filipino, and Sign Language. Clinical interests for Dr. Kabnick include spider veins, catheter ablation, and varicose veins. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kabnick graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kabnick honors.

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

Dr. Judd Boczko's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Boczko accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Boczko's training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Boczko (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He is accepting 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is in-network for Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Jablon attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Jablon's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Riverside Hospital, ENT and Allergy Associates, and Greenwich Hospital. He is accepting 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 is an otolaryngologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kates's areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, sinus problems, and snoring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, St. John's Riverside Hospital, and ENT and Allergy Associates. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for his residency. Dr. Kates honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kates welcomes 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. Sanghyun Alexander Kim, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
630 E. Palisade Avenue; 2nd Floor
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
 

Dr. Sanghyun Kim is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include genital warts, crohn's disease, and laser treatment. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. He is open to 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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wilson include knee arthroscopy, knee injury, and revision knee arthroplasty. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Catholic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Wilson has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Wilson (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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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Dr. Norman Maurice Rowe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
71 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Norman Rowe is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. Rowe attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rowe is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental. Dr. Rowe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, German, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center. He welcomes 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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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.