We found 40 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA PPO near Flushing, NY.

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

Dr. Vinay Tak practices general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in Stony Brook, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak's professional affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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
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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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Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Schwack a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwack 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. Dr. Schwack (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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)

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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 sees patients in New York, NY, Pomona, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fielding include obesity, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fielding takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Fielding is professionally 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)

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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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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Dr. Alex Jenny Ky-Miyasaka, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Schedule An Appointment; 135-16 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka's clinical interests include colon polypectomy, hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is accepting 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)

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Dr. Yong H Kim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Yong Kim works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in New York, NY and Queens, NY. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Kim performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Compression Fractures, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Ogilvie is a specialist in surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ogilvie include thyroid cancer, graves disease, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Ogilvie is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ogilvie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Ogilvie is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic adrenalectomy

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

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Specializes in Urology
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. James Borin specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Borin include kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borin honors. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Borin has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, VA Maryland Health Care System, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Stenosis, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Hydronephrosis, Tumor, ... (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 gastroenterology specialist in Lake Success, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Suite 300, NY. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Magier attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, celiac disease, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Patients gave Dr. Magier an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Magier (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Magier has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Daniel Roshan works as a perinatologist and obstetrician in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Mineola, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, contraception (birth control), and diagnostic imaging. The average patient rating for Dr. Roshan is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Roshan's education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Roshan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Prenatal Ultrasound, Tumor, Multiple Pregnancy, Bleeding, Contraception, Diagnostic Imaging, Pelvic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. David Pereira is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Pereira average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pereira include knee injury, achilles tendonitis, and rotator cuff tear. Dr. Pereira is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Pereira (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: ACL Injury, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,959
  • Medicare Cost: $197
Dr. Claudette Malvina Lajam, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Claudette Lajam is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee arthroscopy, knee injury, and revision knee arthroplasty. Dr. Lajam honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Mayo Clinic. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lajam is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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)

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
62-73 Woodhaven Boulevard
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. Rajendra Bhayani works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Brooklyn, NY, Rego Park, NY, and Staten Island, NY. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Bhayani's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bhayani is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhayani accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Bhayani (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ear ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,069 - $5,307
  • Medicare Cost: $2,018 - $3,988
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Dr. Michael Anthony Spinelli, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
44-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Michael Spinelli practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Spinelli's areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and pacemaker implantation. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Spinelli is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and North Shore University Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Pacemaker Implantation, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,478 - $2,860
  • Medicare Cost: $523 - $1,020
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Dr. Andrew Ira Fishman, MD
Specializes in Urology
9229 Queens Boulevard; Suite 2b
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Fishman is an urologist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fishman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, and Phelps Memorial Hospital Association.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,901 - $1,916
  • Medicare Cost: $251 - $328
Dr. Nilesh Daya Patel, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
41-42 Elbertson Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nilesh Patel works as an otolaryngologist in New York, NY, Suite 800, NY, and Jackson Heights, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: sinus surgery and endoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Tonsil Problems, Swallowing Problems, Ear Infection, Inflammation

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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.