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We found 55 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 thoracic surgeon. Dr. Zeltsman is rated highly by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Russian State Medical University. Dr. Zeltsman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Zeltsman is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. 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 in New York, NY and Manhasset, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brinster accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brinster trained 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,261
  • Medicare Cost: $1,122
Dr. Paul Chinfai Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Paul Lee's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, HealthSmart, and Elderplan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lee welcomes 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. Lawrence Richard Glassman, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Glassman's medical specialty is thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Glassman takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glassman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Huntington Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Rick Anthony Esposito, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Rick Esposito works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Esposito (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Esposito studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Esposito is rated highly by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Esposito takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    96.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.3 times the average?
  • 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, who practices in Bay Shore, NY and Great Neck, NY, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Fallon studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fallon accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He 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 works as an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Bosco is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bosco trained at UNC Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Bosco include knee injury, hip reconstruction, and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Bosco has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bosco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jennifer Ogilvie is a specialist in surgery. Dr. Ogilvie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. 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. Dr. Ogilvie attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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. George John Tsioulias, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Other
1205 Franklin Avenue; Suite 150
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. George Tsioulias is a cancer surgeon. He 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 residency. Dr. Tsioulias's clinical interests include colon polypectomy, lymphoscintigraphy scan (sentinel lymph node imaging), and small bowel resection. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsioulias honors. Dr. Tsioulias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Japanese, and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is open to new patients.

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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. David Phillip Magier, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. David Magier's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, celiac disease, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Magier honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Magier (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Magier is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting 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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Dr. Martin Elliot Kessler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
650 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Martin Kessler is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Great Neck, NY, Rockville Centre, NY, and Manhasset, NY. Patients gave Dr. Kessler an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, Franklin Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kessler graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kessler (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include ankle sprain, shoulder fracture, and knee fracture. Patient ratings for Dr. Hershon average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Hershon has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Hershon's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He is open to new patients.

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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. James Donald Slover, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1999 Marcus Avenue; Suite 306
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. James Slover is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in New York, NY and New Hyde Park, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Slover include leg pain, osteomyelitis, and knee fracture. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Slover is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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. Lewis Myles Kurtz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
310 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Lewis Kurtz is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Kurtz is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Kurtz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $946
  • Medicare Cost: $549
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Specializes in Urology
315 East Shore Road
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Dimitri Kessaris is an urologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kessaris is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Kessaris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Kessaris has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 82
  • Uninsured Cost: $824 - $877
  • Medicare Cost: $784 - $817
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Dr. George Marek Macura, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Other
8 Roseth Place
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Jerzy Macura specializes in surgery. Dr. Macura (or staff) is conversant in Polish and Russian. He is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He studied medicine at Medical University of Silesia. Dr. Macura is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,731
  • Medicare Cost: $765
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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.