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We found 7 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Horizon PPO near New York, NY.

Dr. Sean David Lavine MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
710 West 168th Street, Interventional Neurosurgery; Floor 4
New York, NY
(212) 305-0135; (212) 305-4118

Dr. Sean Lavine's specialty is neurosurgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, stroke, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Lavine's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lavine accepts. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Lavine attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lavine include: New York Super Doctors and Bergen County Super Doctors. Dr. Lavine speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty

All Interests: Endovascular Neurosurgery, Brain Cancer, Interventional Vascular Procedure, Brain Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alexander Ovchinsky MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
310 E 14th Street; 6 FL
New York, NY
(212) 979-4200; (718) 616-1000

Dr. Alexander Ovchinsky's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Ovchinsky has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ovchinsky honors. He is conversant in Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Facial, Cosmetic, & Reconstructive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details
  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,481 - $2,129
  • Medicare Cost: $415 - $476
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Michael C Pitter MD, FACOG
Specializes in Gynecology
51 West 51st Street; Suite 320
New York, NY
(212) 305-1107

Dr. Michael Pitter's area of specialization is gynecology. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Pitter completed his residency training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, fibroids, and endometriosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pitter is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pitter is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, daVinci Robotic Surgery, Endometriosis, Laparoscopy, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Maurice Rowe MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery
50 East 69th Street
New York, NY
(212) 628-7300

Dr. Norman Rowe is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Rowe (or staff) speaks Hebrew, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rowe include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rowe's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Rowe highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rowe honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery & Computer Imaging, Endoscopic Technique, Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, Facial ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jason Perry Galante DPM
Specializes in Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine), Foot & Ankle Surgery
493 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY
(917) 923-5284

Dr. Jason Galante practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. Dr. Galante's training includes a residency program at Hoboken University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Joint Reconstruction, Adult Podiatry, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Christopher Egan MD
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
377 Jersey Avenue; Suite 230
Jersey City, NJ

Dr. Sean Egan works as an urologist. Dr. Egan has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA HMO. Dr. Egan attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Egan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Prostate Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Radioactive Seed Implants

Mohamed Abdelhady Esiely MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
79 Hudson Street; Suite 204
Hoboken, NJ
(201) 647-6794; (201) 222-5451

Dr. Mohamed Esiely's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, Dr. Esiely focuses on robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and AARP are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Esiely takes. Dr. Esiely's education and training includes medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Esiely is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgery-Robotic, Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery


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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.