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We found 40 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicare near Northport, NY.

Dr. Mark W Dobriner, MD
Specializes in Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
200 West Carver Street
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Mark Dobriner works as a colon and rectal surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Dobriner (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Dobriner graduated from Albany Medical College. His training includes a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Dobriner average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dobriner is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MVP Health Care, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $12,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,715
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Dr. James N Romanelli V, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
110 E. Main Street; Suite 6
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. James Romanelli specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Huntington, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Romanelli include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Romanelli is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Romanelli's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Dr. Darwin D Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
325 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Darwin Chen specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee sprain, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Sprain, Hip Fracture, Fracture Reduction, Open Reduction and Internal Fixation ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher James Diblasio, MD
Specializes in Urology
775 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Diblasio is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diblasio include bladder cancer, robotic kidney surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Huntington Hospital. He takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Diblasio completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Diblasio is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic kidney surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Varicocele, Pyeloplasty, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,365 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $211 - $902
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Dr. Benjamin Michael Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
270 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Schwartz is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Dr. Schwartz's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nassau University Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Schwartz's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,801
  • Medicare Cost: $1,155
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Dr. Sharon C Cassidy, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Sharon Cote is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Huntington Station, NY and Commack, NY. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Cote attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Cote's clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Her average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cote honors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cote is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cesarean Section, Contraception, Fibroids, Endometrial Ablation, Gynecologic Surgery, Menopause, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Thomas Joseph Errico, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Errico's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Huntington Station, NY. His clinical interests include back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and spinal fusion. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Errico is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Errico speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, Back ... (Read more)

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Dr. Aurora Dawn Pryor, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Aurora Pryor is a general surgeon in Centereach, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Smithtown, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, groin hernia, and achalasia. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Pryor completed her residency training at Duke University Hospital. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Gallstones, Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Saverio Joseph Barbera, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Saverio Barbera practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Barbera average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Barbera speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 121
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400 - $8,500
  • Medicare Cost: $513 - $1,024
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Dr. Nariman Sharara Boyle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Nariman Boyle is an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY, Northport, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Boyle attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Clinical interests for Dr. Boyle include blepharospasm, thyroid problems, and blepharoplasty. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Ectropion, Entropion, Tumor, Botox Injection, Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Kip Lord Bodi, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
775 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Kip Bodi practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bodi's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Bodi welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 162
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,289 - $1,870
  • Medicare Cost: $791 - $824
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Dr. Eric Jay Rashba, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Eric Rashba practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in permanent pacemaker implantation, electrophysiological (EP) study, and pacemaker. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John T. Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson, St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and Northport VA Medical Center. Dr. Rashba honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Rashba attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Rashba (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, Radiofrequency Ablation, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 101
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400 - $8,500
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $1,044
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Dr. Theodore Diktaban, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5036 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Theodore Diktaban's specialty is plastic surgery. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Diktaban include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed Dr. Diktaban at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, and United Healthcare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Diktaban (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Dr. Alexes Hazen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Alexes Hazen practices plastic surgery in New York, NY and Huntington Station, NY. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Hazen's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Hazen performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Eyelid Problems, Injectable ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Jay Weissberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
379 Oakwood Road; Suite C
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. David Weissberg works as an orthopedic surgeon in Huntington Station, NY, Huntington, NY, and West Islip, NY. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weissberg takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weissberg speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $5,588
  • Medicare Cost: $98 - $1,182
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Dr. John Patrick Fitzgerald, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. John Fitzgerald practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in East Setauket, NY, Bohemia, NY, and Holbrook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fitzgerald include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Fitzgerald studied medicine at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. For his professional training, Dr. Fitzgerald completed a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer. Dr. Fitzgerald is affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Northport VA Medical Center, and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Penile Cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile ... (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.