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We found 16 providers matching laparoscopic surgery and who accept HealthSmart near Smithtown, NY.

Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
100 Nichols Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak's areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Tak is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Edward Rivadeneira, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Rivadeneira's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Riverhead, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Babylon, NY. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rivadeneira takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Castle Conollys. Dr. Rivadeneira (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Rivadeneira's hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,583
  • Medicare Cost: $407
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Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Hsc T19 020; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas' medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Spaniolas's clinical interests include achalasia, stomach problems, and hernia surgery. He is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Health. He is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Spaniolas trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spaniolas accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Pheochromocytoma, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Adams Talamini, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
222 Route; 25 Suite 209
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Mark Talamini's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Talamini trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Talamini's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Talamini is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Talamini has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Small Intestine ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
140 Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Peskin-Stolze is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Peskin-Stolze's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peskin-Stolze takes. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, Amenorrhea, Loop ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Nesconset Highway; Building 19c
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Robert Kramer's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kramer is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kramer's clinical interests: genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Northport VA Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kramer accepts. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Urinary Incontinence, Genital Warts, Contraception, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
200 E. Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Nicholas Kleopoulos specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Smithtown, NY and Brentwood, NY. Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kleopoulos completed residency programs at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, HealthSmart, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics
2600 Nesconset H'way
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Christian Westermann works as an obstetrician. Dr. Westermann graduated from the University of the Northeast School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Westermann accepts. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Dr. George Christopher Angelos, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. George Angelos is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Angelos include rectal cancer, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and colon cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Angelos takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Angelos attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan Richard Geller, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
285 Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Evan Geller's medical specialty is surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Geller include breast surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Geller's professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Geller attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Surgery, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Trauma

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Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Hsc Level 9 Urology; Room 040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and New York, NY. He attended the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Spaliviero's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. He takes HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Research, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron Raphael Sasson, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
18 Rm 065; Hst Level
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Sasson is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Sasson's clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and benign soft tissue tumor. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tumor, Pheochromocytoma, Appendicitis, Cysts, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Kim, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
101 Nicolls Road, Health Science Center T18-065; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Kim specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Kim attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Resection, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Robin Schnur, MD
Specializes in Surgery
Stony Brook University Hospital; Hsc T-19, Room 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Jessica Schnur's specialty is surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: benign soft tissue tumor, small intestine disorders, and hernia surgery. Dr. Schnur accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Appendicitis, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Small Intestine Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrew Tyler Bates, MD
Specializes in Surgery
Stony Brook Medical Center; Health Sciences Tower, T18-040
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Bates specializes in surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bates include achalasia, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Bates graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Gallbladder Problems, Appendicitis, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Helen Hsieh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
Hsc T19 020
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Helen Hsieh, who practices in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Hsieh's clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Hsieh attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsieh takes.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, ... (Read more)

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What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a kind of minimally invasive surgery using a thin, narrow tube called a laparoscope. Usually performed on the abdomen or the pelvic region, the surgeon makes a few very small incisions instead of one large one.

During the procedure, the surgeon inserts the laparoscope, which contains a light and camera that allows the surgeon to see what is happening inside the body. Then tiny tools are placed through the small openings and used to perform the surgery.

The most common laparoscopic surgery is gallbladder removal, but laparoscopic surgery may also be used for the removal of a kidney or appendix, to treat certain cysts and tumors, for bariatric surgery, for some GERD treatments, or for hernia repairs, among others.

Because laparoscopic surgery only uses a few tiny incisions, the scars are minimal and recovery is easier than with open surgery.