We found 173 providers matching minimally invasive surgery near Purchase, NY.

David R. Jones
Specializes in Oncology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
500 Westchester Avenue
West Harrison, NY
 

Dr. David Jones' areas of specialization are oncology (cancer care), vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Cigna. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Jones's medical residency was performed at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. His distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Omega Alpha; and American Association of Cancer Research Translational Lung Cancer Research Award. Dr. Jones (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, Martha Jefferson Hospital, and the University of Virginia Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,008 - $5,767
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $218 - $1,430
Daniela Molena
Specializes in Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
500 Westchester Avenue
West Harrison, NY
 

Dr. Daniela Molena is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and cardiothoracic surgery. Before completing her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Molena attended medical school at the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Molena takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Molena speaks Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $705 - $3,093
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $233 - $990
James M. Isbell
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
500 Westchester Avenue
West Harrison, NY
 

Dr. James Isbell's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery), critical care (intensive care medicine), and cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Isbell include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital. Dr. Isbell graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Isbell is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Miguel Ruben Silva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
685 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY
 

Dr. Miguel Silva, who practices in Bronx, NY, Eastchester, NY, and Riverdale, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Silva's areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), and breast cancer. Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silva accepts. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Silva trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. His distinctions include: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and New York Magazine's Top Doctors, 2015-2016. Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Yiddish. Dr. Silva is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Lumpectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Arpan Goel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Arpan Goel is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He graduated from Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Goel completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Goel include gallbladder problems, hernia surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Goel is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goel include: Attending Teaching Award, Harlem Hospital; Outstanding Resident Teacher, Montefiore Medical Center.; and Outstanding Resident Teacher, Montefiore Medical Cneter. Dr. Goel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, North Central Bronx Hospital, and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Goel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Leonard Zitsman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care
688 White Plains Road; Suite 223
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman practices pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zitsman include minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Zitsman is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Zitsman completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, POMCO, and more. He has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Anthony Maffei, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3030 Westchester Avenue
Purchase, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Maffei is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Maffei is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut for residency. Dr. Maffei (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group, Westchester Medical Center, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Maffei welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $1,083
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $920
Dr. Todd Scott Weiser, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Todd Weiser is a medical specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Weiser's professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Weiser has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Weiser (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Korean.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $619 - $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $130 - $414
Dr. Elias A Zias, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Macy Pavilion West; Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Elias Zias is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in New York, NY and Valhalla, NY. His clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Zias obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    96.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 395 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Paul Christopher Saunders, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Macy Pavilion 114 West
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Paul Saunders is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saunders include heart valve disease, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Health First. Dr. Saunders attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Replacement, Heart Valve Repair, Implant Surgery, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.4 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 7 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
77 Lafayette Place; Suite 301
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Paul Waters is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Waters performed his residency at Toronto General Hospital. He honors Anthem, Child Health Plus, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Achalasia, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Pleurodesis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
5 Perryridge Road; Suite 2-2200
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Doruk Ozgediz specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Ozgediz honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Ozgediz attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Ozgediz (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Surgery

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
5 Perryridge Road; Suite 2-2200
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Michael Caty works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Trumbull, CT, New Haven, CT, and Greenwich, CT. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Caty accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Neonatal Surgery

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. David Stitelman is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. For his residency, Dr. Stitelman trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stitelman accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY
 

Dr. Tracey Weigel specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Valhalla, NY. Dr. Weigel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 107
  • Charge (avg.): $421 - $3,921
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $209 - $1,626
Jeffrey P. Greenfield
Specializes in Oncology, Pediatric Neurosurgery
244 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield is a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and pediatric neurosurgery. He works in New York, NY and White Plains, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, second opinions, and spasticity. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenfield takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Greenfield attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Attending Teaching Award, House Staff, Weill Cornell Medical College; Distinguished House Staff Award, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council; and Shulman Award for Outstanding Resident Presentation, National Pediatric Section, AANS.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery, neuroendoscopy, minimally invasive spinal fusion

All Interests: Second Opinions, Tumor, Neuroendoscopy, Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion, Hydrocephalus, Spina ... (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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