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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, Thoracic Surgery
100 Nichols Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak sees patients in Brooklyn, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. He trained at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak has a closed panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Rivadeneira's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivadeneira has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Castle Conollys. Dr. Rivadeneira (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Rivadeneira welcomes new patients.

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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 is a general surgeon. His areas of expertise include achalasia, stomach problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Spaniolas's professional affiliations include Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Health. He graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Spaniolas honors several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart.

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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 is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Talamini include achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Talamini accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Talamini trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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, Small Intestine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Melissa Peskin-Stolze's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peskin-Stolze include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She takes 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kramer's areas of expertise include the following: genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Northport VA Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Kramer average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Genital Warts, Contraception, Pap Test, ... (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. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kleopoulos trained at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally 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 is a specialist in obstetrics. He works in Stony Brook, NY, East Northport, NY, and North Port, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Westermann include colposcopy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Westermann is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Westermann attended the University of the Northeast School of Medicine. Dr. Westermann is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Angelos's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and colon cancer. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Angelos studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, ... (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). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Geller's clinical interests include breast surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 is an urologist and surgical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Spaliviero include bladder cancer, clinical trials, and pheochromocytoma. Dr. Spaliviero honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant. After attending the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Spaliviero (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Stony Brook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Sasson include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Sasson obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and 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, 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's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kim 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 sees patients in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Her medical specialty is surgery. These areas are among Dr. Schnur's clinical interests: small intestine disorders, hernia surgery, and abdominal pain. She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for her 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' specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bates include achalasia, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Bates is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsieh include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and achalasia. She is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Hsieh 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.