We found 119 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna near Flushing, NY.

Dr. Samuel Jones Lang, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Queens; 56-45 Main Street, Suite Wa100
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Samuel Lang's specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in M404, NY, New York, NY, and Flushing, NY. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Lang's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lang include aortic aneurysm, heart valve surgery, and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. He accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lang (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 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 399 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
45th Ave@ Parson Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak works as a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak is professionally affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak attended medical school at Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Tak completed residency programs at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, 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: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    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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Dr. Charles Anthony Mack, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Queens; 56-45 Main Street, Suite Wa100
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Charles Mack is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mack include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Mack has received distinctions including Distinguished Housestaff Award, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Merle Wood Scholar of the Andrew G. Morrow Society of Cardiovascular; and Surgeons Research Award. Dr. Mack (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Dong-Seok Daniel Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue; 2nd Floor
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee sees patients in Bronx, NY, Flushing, NY, and New York, NY. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. Dr. Lee has an open panel. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic fundoplication

All Interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schwack completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Schwack has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Fundoplication, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Chinfai Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
136-17 39th Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Paul Lee is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is in-network for Amerigroup, HealthSmart, Elderplan, and more. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $2,900 - $13,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $247 - $1,615
Dr. Andrea Shari Wolf, MPH, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Request An Appointment; 82-68 164th Street
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Wolf practices thoracic surgery. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wolf include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Wolf speaks Hebrew. Dr. Wolf is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Fouad Elias Elias Lajam, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Request An Appointment; 140-04 58th Road
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Fouad Lajam is a thoracic surgeon. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lajam attended Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Thoracotomy, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $6,740
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $605
Dr. George Alexander Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. George Fielding is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in New York, NY, Pomona, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Fielding average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include obesity, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fielding attended medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Gastroparesis, Fundoplication, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Dimitrios Vasileios Avgerinos, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
56-45 Main Street; Room 3s-387
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Avgerinos accepts Child Health Plus, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Avgerinos (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Avgerinos is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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

Dr. Pilyung Stephen Oh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Pilyung Oh's specialty is pediatric surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Oh (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Oh include cancer surgery, abnormal prenatal diagnosis, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Oh is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He accepts Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Neonatal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Lau, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
56-45 Main Street; Suite 3s - Room 387
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Lau's specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: heart valve disease, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Lau is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Lau's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular stent grafting, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
56-45 Main Street; Suite Wa100
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Nguyen is a cardiac surgery specialist in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include minimally invasive esophageal surgery, achalasia, and lung cancer surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive esophageal surgery, robotic surgery, VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Esophageal Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Nissen ... (Read more)

Geoffrey H. Westrich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
176-60 Union Turnpike
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Geoffrey Westrich's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, revision surgery, and arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Westrich takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. Dr. Westrich has received the following distinctions: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and The Nicolas Andry Award. Dr. Westrich (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Revision Surgery, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Answorth A. Allen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
176-60 Union Turnpike
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Answorth Allen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Allen's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam David Schaffner, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
11 Grace Avenue
Suite 100, NY
 

Dr. Adam Schaffner is a facial plastic surgeon, ear, nose and throat specialist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in New York, NY, Suite 100, NY, and Suite 900, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Schaffner (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Polish. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Schaffner is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He graduated from Rush Medical College. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Schaffner is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schaffner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (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.
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