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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. Reza Mehrazin, MD
Specializes in Urology
10 Union Square; Suite 3a
New York, NY

Dr. Reza Mehrazin specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Mehrazin's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), robotic kidney surgery, and bladder cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best of Session Poster (First Palce) AUA Annual Meeting Best of Session Poster (First Place) and AUA 2009 Gerald P. Murphy Scholar Watson Pharmaceutical Company and AUA. Dr. Mehrazin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic kidney surgery, robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Stones, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Henry Hunt, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Daniel Hunt is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Hunt is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Before completing his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Hunt attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Hunt's distinctions include: Physician of the Year, New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital; Resident Poster Presentation, New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery; and Resident Teaching Award, SUNY Downstate.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Ileostomy, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Constantinos G Hadjipanayis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
10 Union Square - Pacc, Floor 5 Room, Suite 5e; 10 Union Square
New York, NY

Dr. Constantinos Hadjipanayis is a New York, NY physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hadjipanayis include hemifacial spasm, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Hadjipanayis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HSA. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hadjipanayis include: Bernard B. Rotko Scholarship Jefferson Medical College; Health Care Hero Award Winner Atlanta Business Chronicle; and Emory Clinic Leadership Development. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Meningioma, Neuroendoscopy, Hydrocephalus, Subdural Hematoma, Hemangiomas, Brain ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY

Dr. Eli Gordin is a plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Gordin's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, and reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gordin studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Scar ... (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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