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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, Thoracic Surgery
45th Ave@ Parson Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak sees patients in Brooklyn, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. He trained at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He takes 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. His professional affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Bradley Schwack, who practices in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Schwack (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Schwack is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Schwack graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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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. George Alexander Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. George Fielding's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include obesity, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fielding is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks 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, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Hernia Surgery, ... (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. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Protopsaltis trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Protopsaltis has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ky-Miyasaka's clinical interests: diverticular disease, colon polypectomy, and hemorrhoid banding. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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

Dr. Yong Kim practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kim takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Italian.

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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 practices surgery in New York, NY and Great Neck, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, graves disease, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Ogilvie is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Ogilvie attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ogilvie (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borin accepts. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Borin is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. David Magier specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Magier completed a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His clinical interests include colon cancer, celiac disease, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Patient reviews placed Dr. Magier at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Magier (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Magier's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. David Pereira's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Flushing, NY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pereira include knee injury, achilles tendonitis, and rotator cuff tear. Dr. Pereira is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Pereira attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Pereira (or staff) is conversant in 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Rego Park, NY, New York, NY, and Queens, NY. Dr. Lajam's areas of expertise include knee arthroscopy, knee injury, and revision knee arthroplasty. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Lajam performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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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 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. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Roshan's areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, contraception (birth control), and diagnostic imaging. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Roshan (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Roshan 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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Dr. Roy I Davidovitch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Roy Davidovitch specializes in orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. In Dr. Davidovitch's practice, he is particularly interested in hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and pelvic fracture. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Vytra, and more. Dr. Davidovitch graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip Replacement, Hip Arthroscopy, Pelvic Fracture, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rajendra Bhayani sees patients in Brooklyn, NY, Rego Park, NY, and Staten Island, NY. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Bhayani average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhayani's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Bhayani attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Bhayani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Bhayani's hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Spinelli include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and pacemaker implantation. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spinelli takes. Dr. Spinelli studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spinelli trained at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Spinelli is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, and North Shore University Hospital. He welcomes 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. David Houston Harter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
317 E 34th Street, White Building; 10
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Harter sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, spinal deformity, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Harter's professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Harter trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Harter takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spinal Deformity, Arteriovenous Malformation, Brain ... (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.