We found 61 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana near Lake Success, NY.

Dr. David David Zeltsman, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
225 Community Drive; Division of Thoracic Surgery - Suite 110
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Vadim Zeltsman is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zeltsman graduated from Russian State Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Zeltsman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Zeltsman welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 88
  • Uninsured Cost: $776 - $4,796
  • Medicare Cost: $238 - $1,549
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Dr. Mathew Russell Williams I, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Other
1155 Northern Boulevard; Suite 330
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Mathew Williams' specialty is cardiac surgery. Dr. Williams's areas of expertise include aortic valve replacement, mitral valve repair, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Williams is affiliated with NYU Langone Cardiovascular Associates and VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Replacement, Aortic ... (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.
    97.7%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.5 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 445 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Derek Ralph Brinster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Derek Brinster practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Brinster average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brinster's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Brinster attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,261
  • Medicare Cost: $1,122
Dr. Lawrence Richard Glassman, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Glassman's specialties are thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Great Neck, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Manhasset, NY. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Glassman is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Glassman is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Huntington Hospital. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 89
  • Uninsured Cost: $770 - $5,001
  • Medicare Cost: $249 - $1,442
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Dr. Paul Chinfai Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Paul Lee is a chest surgeon in New York, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Flushing, NY. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, HealthSmart, Elderplan, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,900 - $13,600
  • Medicare Cost: $247 - $1,615
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Dr. Rick Anthony Esposito, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Rick Esposito practices cardiothoracic surgery in Manhasset, NY. Dr. Esposito studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Esposito is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Esposito (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Esposito's office for an appointment.

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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.
    96.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.3 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 552 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Brian Charles Fallon, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
225 Community Drive
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Brian Fallon is a thoracic surgery specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Fallon is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Fallon's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $709 - $2,917
  • Medicare Cost: $211 - $761
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Dr. Joseph Anthony Bosco III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Other, Sports Medicine
89-06 135th Street; Suite 7c
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Bosco is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bosco include knee injury, hip reconstruction, and sports health. He is affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bosco takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bosco is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of UNC Hospitals' residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bosco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Fred Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 Northern Boulevard; Suite 110
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Shapiro practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Great Neck, NY and New Hyde Park, NY. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in hip reconstruction and knee reconstruction. Dr. Shapiro honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Reconstruction, Knee Reconstruction

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $888 - $1,136
  • Medicare Cost: $609 - $684
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Dr. George John Tsioulias, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Other
1205 Franklin Avenue; Suite 150
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. George Tsioulias is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsioulias include colon polypectomy, lymphoscintigraphy scan (sentinel lymph node imaging), and small bowel resection. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Tsioulias takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Tsioulias attended medical school at The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Tsioulias (or staff) speaks Spanish, Japanese, and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Lymphoscintigraphy Scan, Gastrostomy, Tumor, Breast Biopsy, Appendectomy, Small Bowel Resection, ... (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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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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Dr. Stuart J Hershon, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1999 Marcus Avenue
Lake Success, NY
 

Dr. Stuart Hershon is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Manhasset, NY, New York, NY, and New Hyde Park, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hershon include ankle sprain, shoulder fracture, and knee fracture. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Hershon is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hip Pain, Hand Fracture, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Lewis Myles Kurtz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
310 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Lewis Kurtz is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Kurtz is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Kurtz (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Kurtz's professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $946
  • Medicare Cost: $549
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Dr. James Donald Slover, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1999 Marcus Avenue; Suite 306
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. James Slover is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: leg pain, osteomyelitis, and knee fracture. Dr. Slover's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Fracture, Hip Pain, Joint Pain, Total Hip Replacement, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Bone ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alan Marc Freedman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
885 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Alan Freedman is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Freedman takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Freedman attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Winthrop-University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair ... (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.