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We found 41 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). Dr. Shlasko's areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), groin hernia, and pyloric stenosis. He is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and the University of Rochester Medical Center. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shlasko accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shlasko has received 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shlasko's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal

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

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Elizabeth Jewell - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Surgery, Oncology, Gynecology
650 Commack Road
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Elizabeth Jewell is a medical specialist in surgery, oncology (cancer care), and gynecology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of clinical interest consist of ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Jewell is professionally affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jewell's office for an appointment. She attended Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Jewell (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,980
  • Medicare Cost: $1,179
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Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
100 Nichols Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College, he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). These areas are among Dr. Tak's clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He honors 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. He is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak is closed to 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. 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 addition to English, Dr. Cote speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Cote attended medical school at New York Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Cote average 1.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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. David Edward Rivadeneira, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Rivadeneira's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rivadeneira honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Rivadeneira has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Castle Conollys. Dr. Rivadeneira (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,583
  • Medicare Cost: $407
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Dr. Aurora Dawn Pryor, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
222 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Aurora Pryor works as a general surgeon. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, groin hernia, and achalasia. Dr. Pryor is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. She studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Pryor is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Gallstones, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder ... (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 is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Talamini has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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)

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 the following: achalasia, stomach problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Spaniolas is professionally affiliated with 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. He is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Fidelis, HealthSmart, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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 & rectal surgery specialist in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna Valley Preferred, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bergamaschi attended medical school at the University of Milan Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Smithy is a surgical oncologist and colon and rectal surgeon. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Smithy's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

Dr. Paula Denoya's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Her clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Denoya is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Denoya include: 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: Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
498 Rt. 111
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Shobin specializes in general gynecology and practices in Smithtown, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Shobin include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Shobin accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York for his residency. Dr. Shobin (or staff) is conversant in 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 an obstetrician and gynecologist in East Setauket, NY and Patchogue, NY. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davenport include warts, colposcopy, and menopause. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davenport honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst.

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

Dr. Lisa Rimpel practices general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Rimpel's clinical interests: colposcopy, genital warts, and menstrual disorders. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rimpel honors. 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. She 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Shaffran attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shaffran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna. Dr. Shaffran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and 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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
140 Belle Mead Road
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Peskin-Stolze sees patients in East Setauket, NY. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Peskin-Stolze's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Peskin-Stolze attended Albany Medical College for medical school.

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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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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.