We found 39 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 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. 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)

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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 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)

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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' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Protopsaltis 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 specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ky-Miyasaka include colon polypectomy, hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is open to 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. Nader Paksima, MPH, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Other
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Nader Paksima is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and hand surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Paksima include wrist surgery, injuries, and hand surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Paksima takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Paksima (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in New York, NY and Queens, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include scoliosis, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kim is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in surgery. These areas are among Dr. Ogilvie's clinical interests: thyroid cancer, graves disease, and thyroid surgery. She is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Ogilvie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Borin include kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, VA Maryland Health Care System, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Borin takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Borin completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Lake Success, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Suite 300, NY. These areas are among Dr. Magier's clinical interests: colon cancer, celiac disease, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). The average patient rating for Dr. Magier is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Magier (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Magier's professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. Patients rated Dr. Roshan highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bleeding, contraception (birth control), and diagnostic imaging. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roshan honors. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Roshan (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Pereira is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include achilles tendonitis, knee arthroscopy, and ankle surgery. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Pereira (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Alan Engler's medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Engler's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is an in-network provider for Guardian, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Engler attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Engler's professional affiliations include Beth Israel Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses 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
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Claudette Lajam sees patients in Rego Park, NY, New York, NY, and Queens, NY. Her medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lajam's areas of expertise include the following: knee arthroscopy, knee injury, and revision knee arthroplasty. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lajam has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. 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 Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
62-73 Woodhaven Boulevard
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. Rajendra Bhayani specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bhayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhayani include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Bhayani's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhayani takes. 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)

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Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $5,069 - $5,307
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,018 - $3,988
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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 works as an orthopedic trauma specialist, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and hand surgeon. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Connor include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and cancer. Dr. O'Connor's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Connor (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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