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We found 41 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, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Tak attended Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College for medical school. Dr. Tak's clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, 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
  • 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Schwack has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Schwack's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is 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, 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Fielding include obesity, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. He 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, 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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Protopsaltis honors 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.

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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 practices colon & rectal surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Her clinical interests include colon polypectomy, hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. Before performing her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Ky-Miyasaka attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Ogilvie's specialty is surgery. Her areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, graves disease, and thyroid surgery. She is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ogilvie takes. 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) 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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Dr. Yong H Kim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Yong Kim is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and Italian. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Kim attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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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Specializes in Urology
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. James Borin specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in New York, NY and Queens, NY. Dr. Borin speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of kidney stones, hydronephrosis, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, VA Maryland Health Care System, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Borin attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Borin is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Lake Success, NY, Great Neck, NY, and Suite 300, NY. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, celiac disease, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Magier accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Magier (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He welcomes 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. David Pereira's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Pereira (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Pereira include knee injury, achilles tendonitis, and rotator cuff tear. Dr. Pereira is affiliated with NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Pereira attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lajam include knee arthroscopy, knee injury, and revision knee arthroplasty. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lajam honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Mayo Clinic. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. His areas of expertise include bleeding, contraception (birth control), and diagnostic imaging. On average, patients gave Dr. Roshan a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Roshan (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Roshan is professionally 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 practices orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery in New York, NY and Queens, NY. Dr. Davidovitch is especially interested in hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and pelvic fracture. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Davidovitch has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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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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Dr. David Houston Harter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
317 E 34th Street, White Building; 10
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Harter's medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harter include spinal cord tumor, spinal deformity, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Harter at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
5645 Main Street; Room M204
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Steven Cohen is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. These areas are among Dr. Cohen's clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and whipple procedure. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gallbladder Removal ... (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). After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. These areas are among Dr. Bhayani's clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bhayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Bhayani is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Bhayani 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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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.