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We found 17 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. 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). Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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. Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Hsc T19 020; Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas is a general surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Spaniolas's clinical interests: achalasia, stomach problems, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Health. He is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Spaniolas is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Rivadeneira, who practices in Riverhead, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Babylon, NY, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rivadeneira honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Rivadeneira has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Castle Conollys. Dr. Rivadeneira (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with 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. Peter Simon Finamore, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite D22
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Peter Finamore is an urogynecologist. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Finamore has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Finamore (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Greek. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Finamore's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,073
  • Medicare Cost: $713
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Dr. Mark Adams Talamini, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
222 Route; 25 Suite 209
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Mark Talamini sees patients in Smithtown, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients rated Dr. Talamini highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Talamini include achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Talamini attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He 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, Fundoplication, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Melissa Peskin-Stolze is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in East Setauket, NY. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Peskin-Stolze include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Peskin-Stolze is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a general OB/GYN in Northport, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Port Jefferson Station, NY. Dr. Kramer graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kramer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Northport VA 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kleopoulos's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is in-network for Amerigroup, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kleopoulos trained at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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 practices obstetrics. These areas are among Dr. Westermann's clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Westermann attended medical school at the University of the Northeast School of Medicine. 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' specialty is colon & rectal surgery. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and colon cancer. Dr. Angelos's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Angelos accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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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 practices surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Geller's clinical interests include breast surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. Dr. Spaliviero's education and training includes medical school at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Stony Brook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sasson include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and benign soft tissue tumor. Dr. Sasson honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Tumor, Pheochromocytoma, ... (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 practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Stony Brook, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Pancreatectomy, Whipple Procedure, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hepatectomy, Colorectal ... (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 is a medical specialist in surgery. These areas are among Dr. Schnur's clinical interests: benign soft tissue tumor, small intestine disorders, and hernia surgery. She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Appendicitis, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Small Intestine Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Helen Hsieh sees patients in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. She is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsieh obtained her medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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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.