We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Edward Shlasko is a specialist in pediatric surgery and oncology (cancer care). He works in New York, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Shlasko's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), groin hernia, and pyloric stenosis. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Shlasko is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in bariatric surgery. He works in New York, NY and Astoria, NY. Dr. Edwards's areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Edwards attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete 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. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
800 2nd Avenue; Suite 200a
New York, NY

Dr. William McDonald's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Herman's areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Herman is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Herman include: New York Super Doctors; "Iraq Star Award," Rebuilding America's Warriors, reconstructive surgery to American veterans; and US News and World Report, Top Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Ervin Teper works as an urologist and surgical oncologist. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and testicular cancer. Dr. Teper honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Teper attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Teper (or staff) speaks 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); she sees patients in New York, NY. Dr. Ongchin's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and stomach cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Ongchin attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ongchin 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.

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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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