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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 works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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). Dr. Lang's areas of expertise include aortic aneurysm, heart valve surgery, and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Lang's hospital/clinic 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: ?
    99.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 times the average?
  • Based on 399 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Charles Anthony Mack III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Queens; 56-45 Main Street, Suite Wa100
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Charles Mack is a 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. Dr. Mack obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mack include: 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 foreign 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)

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Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
45th Ave@ Parson Boulevard
Flushing, 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. Dong-Seok Daniel Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue; 2nd Floor
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee is a thoracic surgeon. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bradley Schwack works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Schwack average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Obesity, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrea Shari Wolf, MPH, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Wolf is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wolf include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Wolf obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wolf has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Wolf welcomes 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,563
  • Medicare Cost: $783
Dr. Paul Chinfai Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
5645 Main Street; Suite Wa100
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Paul Lee's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lee takes Cigna, Aetna, Medicare, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and Lenox Hill Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,900 - $13,600
  • Medicare Cost: $247 - $1,615
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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 addition to English, Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. Clinical interests for Dr. Fielding include obesity, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He is professionally affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He graduated from the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

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Dr. Fouad Elias Elias Lajam, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
14004; 58 Road
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Fouad Lajam is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He takes Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Dr. Lajam attended medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Lajam's practice is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,740
  • Medicare Cost: $605
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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' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Avgerinos's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Avgerinos include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Child Health Plus, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Avgerinos (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

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

Dr. Andrew Nguyen's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include minimally invasive esophageal surgery, barrett's esophagus, and esophageal cancer surgery. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He honors Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive esophageal surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Esophageal Surgery, Lung Surgery, Minimally ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lau include heart valve disease, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Lau is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He takes Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lau attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
132-20 38th Street; Suite 8j
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Back Kim works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kim is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Kim attended Seoul National University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,475
  • Medicare Cost: $803
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Dr. Alex Jenny Ky-Miyasaka, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, 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. Adam David Schaffner, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
11 Grace Avenue
Suite 100, NY
 

Dr. Adam Schaffner specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in New York, NY, Suite 100, NY, and Suite 900, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schaffner include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Schaffner is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Schaffner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Polish. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Protopsaltis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Protopsaltis include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (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.