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Edward Shlasko
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Oncology
1275 York Avenue; Between 67th and 68th Streets
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Shlasko's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and oncology (cancer care). Dr. Shlasko's clinical interests include groin hernia, pyloric stenosis, and colectomy (colon resection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, and Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Shlasko's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctors in New York New York Magazine/Castle Connolly; and Arthur H. Aufses, Sr. Prize in Surgery The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic fundoplication, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Pyloric Stenosis, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
Mount Sinai Queens Ambulatory Pavilion; 25-20 30th Avenue, 5th Floor
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Eric Edwards is a physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. Dr. Edwards's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Pheochromocytoma, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,185 - $1,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $457 - $729
Dr. Charles Kenneth Herman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1050 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Herman is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herman include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Herman accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Herman has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; "Iraq Star Award," Rebuilding America's Warriors, reconstructive surgery to American veterans; and US News and World Report, Top Doctors. He is conversant in Russian. His professional affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. Ervin Teper, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
6323 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ervin Teper is a Brooklyn, NY physician who specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Teper include bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and testicular cancer. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Teper completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Teper (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Robotic Prostatectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $2,805
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $286
Dr. Melanie Cokee Ongchin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Melanie Ongchin is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ongchin include cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and stomach cancer. Dr. Ongchin takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Ongchin's distinctions include: Administrative fellow for the Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh; Nominated for the Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award; and 1 st Place Oral Presentation, University at Buffalo Department of Surgery Research Day. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal ... (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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