We found 34 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA PPO near Flushing, NY.

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Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
45th Ave@ Parson Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak is a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tak is a graduate of Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. Dr. Tak's residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak 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
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    97.2%
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  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
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  • Based on 180 patients (2009-2011)
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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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Fielding (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. Clinical interests for Dr. Fielding include obesity, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. He is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health. He studied medicine at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fielding at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. These areas are among her clinical interests: colon polypectomy, hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. Before completing her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Ky-Miyasaka attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She has an open panel.

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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. 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 spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Protopsaltis has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. David Phillip Magier, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. David Magier is an adult gastroenterologist in Lake Success, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Suite 300, NY. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Magier include colon cancer, celiac disease, and general care. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Magier honors. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Magier's residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Magier (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone. Dr. Magier has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colon Cancer, General Care, Cancer Screening, Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Richard O Connor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
9438 58th Avenue; Suite G3
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. Daniel O'Connor's specialties are orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and hand surgery. He practices in Elmhurst, NY and Brooklyn, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and cancer. Dr. O'Connor's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Long Island Jewish Forest Hills. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Connor is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) and residency at New York Hospital Queens and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. O'Connor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Revision ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Braemar Ogilvie, MD
Specializes in Surgery
488 Great Neck Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Ogilvie works as a surgeon. Her areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, graves disease, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Ogilvie is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ogilvie (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic adrenalectomy

All Interests: Graves Disease, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Neck Surgery, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
Rosh Maternal Fetal Medicine, 61-34 188th Street; Suite 219
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Roshan practices maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Mineola, NY. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roshan's areas of expertise include bleeding, high risk pregnancy, and contraception (birth control). He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roshan accepts. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Roshan (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bleeding, Contraception, Pelvic Problems, Genetic Counseling, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Michael Engler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1250 Waters Place; 1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Alan Engler's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Engler attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Engler include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Engler honors several insurance carriers, including Guardian, Cigna, and Aetna. He is conversant in French. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Claudette Malvina Lajam, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9785 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. Claudette Lajam specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lajam (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lajam include knee arthroscopy, knee injury, and revision knee arthroplasty. Dr. Lajam is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. Before completing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Lajam attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lajam has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nader Paksima, MPH, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Other
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Nader Paksima's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and hand surgery; he sees patients in New York, NY and Queens, NY. Dr. Paksima (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Paksima has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Mitchell Cohen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
5645 Main Street; Room M204
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Steven Cohen, who practices in New York, NY, Flushing, NY, and Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Cohen is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and whipple procedure. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Elliot Berg, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
Arcadia Ob/gyn, 41-61 Kissena Boulevard; Suite 20
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Robert Berg's specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berg include myomectomy (fibroid removal), fibroids, and endometrial ablation. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berg attended medical school at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bleeding, Ectopic Pregnancy, Surgical Procedures, Fibroids, Endometrial Ablation, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Charles Love specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in New York, NY and Great Neck, NY. Dr. Love's areas of expertise include atrial flutter, electrophysiological (EP) study, and pacemaker implantation. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Love accepts. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Love (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System - Manhattan Campus and NYU Langone.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Devices, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 165
  • Charge (avg.): $1,545 - $3,053
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $463 - $909
Dr. David Matthew Poppers, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. David Poppers' specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System - Manhattan Campus and NYU Langone. Dr. Poppers takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Poppers (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Andy Chin-Yu Fan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Andy Fan's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fan is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Fan include gastrointestinal bleeding, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and gastroscopy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fan honors. Dr. Fan (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ... (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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