We found 31 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicare near Northport, NY.

Dr. David Buchin, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
224 Wall Street; Suite 101
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. David Buchin is a specialist in bariatric surgery. He works in Huntington, NY. Dr. Buchin studied medicine at New York Medical College. His areas of expertise consist of sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Buchin honors Medicare insurance. He speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, North Shore University Hospital, and Huntington Hospital. Dr. Buchin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass Surgery

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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 is a plastic surgeon. Before completing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Romanelli attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Romanelli's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Romanelli is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Romanelli's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, ... (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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in New York, NY and Huntington, NY. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee sprain, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Chen trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Chen 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. Sharon C Cassidy, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Sharon Cote's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cote's clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Cote performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cote welcomes 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. Christopher James Diblasio, MD
Specializes in Urology
775 Park Avenue; Suite 380
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Diblasio is an urologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Diblasio's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, robotic kidney surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Huntington Hospital. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. The average patient rating for Dr. Diblasio is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diblasio has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Aurora Pryor is a general surgery specialist. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Pryor's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, groin hernia, and achalasia. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. Dr. Pryor is professionally 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, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Dr. Benjamin Michael Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
270 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Schwartz's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Schwartz has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nassau University Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,801
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,155
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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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in New York, NY and Huntington Station, NY. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Errico include back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and spinal fusion. Dr. Errico takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Errico attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Errico is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Errico is professionally 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. Theodore Diktaban, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5036 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Theodore Diktaban is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Diktaban's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, and United Healthcare insurance. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Diktaban (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

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Dr. Nariman Sharara Boyle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Nariman Boyle works as an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY, Northport, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. These areas are among Dr. Boyle's clinical interests: blepharospasm, thyroid problems, and blepharoplasty. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Boyle completed residency programs at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boyle accepts.

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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. Saverio Joseph Barbera, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
270 Park Avenue Suite; 3 West - Cardiac Services
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Saverio Barbera's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Barbera is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Barbera attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 121
  • Charge (avg.): $1,400 - $8,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $513 - $1,024
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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
7 Kivy Street
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Magdalen Hull's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hull include menopause, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. Dr. Hull is in-network for Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Hull (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Hull's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, in Vitro Fertilization, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alexes Hazen works as a plastic surgeon in New York, NY and Huntington Station, NY. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Hazen's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and moles. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hazen attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete 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. Antonios Gasparis, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
864 West Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Antonios Gasparis is a vascular surgeon in East Setauket, NY, Huntington, NY, and New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal artery stenosis, spider veins, and stroke. Dr. Gasparis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Wounds, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Leg Problems, Renal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $620
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
33 Walt Whitman Road; Suite 200b
Huntington Station, NY
 

Dr. Scott Alpert is an orthopedist in Huntington Station, NY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Alpert takes Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $5,746
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $640
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Dr. John Patrick Fitzgerald, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. John Fitzgerald, who practices in East Setauket, NY, Bohemia, NY, and Holbrook, NY, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Fitzgerald include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fitzgerald (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Khmer. His professional affiliations include 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.
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