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We found 42 providers matching laparoscopic surgery and who accept United Healthcare near Smithtown, NY.

Edward Shlasko - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Edward Shlasko is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and oncology (cancer care). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Shlasko's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), groin hernia, and pyloric stenosis. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shlasko include: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctors in New York New York Magazine/Castle Connolly; and Arthur H. Aufses, Sr. Prize in Surgery The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic fundoplication, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Pyloric Stenosis, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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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. Sharon C Cassidy, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
2171 Jericho Turnpike; Suite 202
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Sharon Cote is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Huntington Station, NY and Commack, NY. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Cote attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Cote's clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Her average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cote honors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cote is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Cesarean Section, Contraception, Fibroids, Endometrial Ablation, Gynecologic Surgery, Menopause, ... (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. Aurora Dawn Pryor, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Aurora Pryor is a general surgeon in Centereach, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Smithtown, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, groin hernia, and achalasia. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Pryor completed her residency training at Duke University Hospital. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Gallstones, Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (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, 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. Roberto Camillo Maria Bergamaschi, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3 Edmund D. Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Roberto Bergamaschi is a colon and rectal surgeon in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna Valley Preferred, and more. Dr. Bergamaschi studied medicine at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Bergamaschi speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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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)

Dr. William B Smithy, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. William Smithy, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Smithtown, NY, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Smithy include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Smithy is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Smithy completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
498 Rt. 111
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Shobin's specialty is general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shobin include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Shobin takes Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Shobin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
Three Village Womens Health; 100-16 S. Jersey Avenue
Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Deborah Davenport is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, colposcopy, and menopause. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davenport honors. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Davenport trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Hysteroscopy, Genital Warts, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Paula Irina Denoya, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Paula Denoya is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Denoya attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars and New York Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook Medicine University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Perianal Abscess, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Lisa Minerva Rimpel, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 Technology Drive; Suite 200
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Lisa Rimpel's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, genital warts, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Rimpel is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Rimpel is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Genital Warts, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Mindy Shaffran's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shaffran's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Her professional affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shaffran graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Shaffran (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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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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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.