We found 11 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Edward Shlasko specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and oncology (cancer care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shlasko include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), groin hernia, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Shlasko's professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Shlasko studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Shlasko trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Shlasko has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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Dr. Eric David Edwards, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
Mount Sinai Queens Ambulatory Pavilion; 25-20 30th Avenue, 5th Floor
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Eric Edwards is a bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Edwards's areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Edwards is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes residency programs 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

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,185 - $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $457 - $729
Dr. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
800 2nd Avenue; Suite 200a
New York, NY
 

Dr. William McDonald is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. McDonald's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Kenneth Herman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1050 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Herman's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Herman speaks Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Herman takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1275 York Avenue H-1206; Mskcc - Department of Urology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Spaliviero include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. Dr. Spaliviero is in-network for HealthSmart, Coventry, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Research, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ervin Teper practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and testicular cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Teper's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Teper (or staff) is conversant in 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

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,805
  • Medicare Cost: $286
Dr. Melanie Cokee Ongchin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Melanie Ongchin's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and stomach cancer. Dr. Ongchin is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 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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Specializes in Allergy, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Comphealth
Ut, NY
 

Dr. Radu Mihail's areas of specialization are allergy, facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Mihail (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Romanian, and Spanish. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Mihail accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Physician of the Year. Dr. Mihail is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $601
  • Medicare Cost: $318
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
425 W 59th Street; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Calvin Wei is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wei accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Wei (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,878
  • Medicare Cost: $550
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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
161 Fort Washington Avenue Hip 6-610; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stafford Smith specializes in interventional cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $520
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Specializes in Surgery
 

Dr. David Kaderis practices surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,418
  • Medicare Cost: $671

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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.