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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 general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Tak's areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He studied medicine at Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Tak completed residency programs at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak's professional affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He 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, Heart Valve Disease, ... (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 specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Cote completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: 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 accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Cote speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Northwell Health, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Cote 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)

Peter Finamore, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite D22
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Peter Finamore is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Finamore average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Finamore's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Finamore is open to new patients. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Finamore (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Greek.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,073
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $713
Dr. Joyce Varughese-Raju, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Joyce Varughese's specialty is gynecologic oncology. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Varughese's areas of expertise include the following: cervix problems, genital warts, and colposcopy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Varughese (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cervix Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, HPV, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas works as a general surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, hernia surgery, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is professionally affiliated with Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Health. Before completing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Spaniolas attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Rivadeneira practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery in Riverhead, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Babylon, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rivadeneira takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and Top Doctor, Castle Conollys. Dr. Rivadeneira (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,583
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $407
Dr. Roberto Camillo Maria Bergamaschi, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3 Edmund D. Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Roberto Bergamaschi's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bergamaschi include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna Valley Preferred, and more. He graduated from 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, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Evan Geller works as a general surgeon and intensivist. Dr. Geller's areas of expertise include the following: breast surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Geller takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Richard A Bronson, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2500 Nesconet Highway; Building 23b
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Richard Bronson specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patient ratings for Dr. Bronson average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include menstrual disorders, female infertility, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Bronson honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Miscarriage, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Gynecology
498 Rt. 111
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. David Shobin is a general gynecology specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shobin trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Shobin's areas of expertise include menopause, colposcopy, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shobin takes. Dr. Shobin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Paula Denoya practices colon & rectal surgery in Smithtown, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Her clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and ileostomy. Dr. Denoya is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Denoya has received distinctions including New York Rising Stars and New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Stony Brook Medicine University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nicholas Kleopoulos works as a general OB/GYN in Smithtown, NY and Brentwood, NY. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kleopoulos's clinical interests include menopause, pre-eclampsia, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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. 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, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mindy Shaffran is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Port Jefferson, NY, Patchogue, NY, and Wading River, NY. Her areas of expertise include menopause, pre-eclampsia, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Shaffran is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Shaffran trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Shaffran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Melissa Rebecca Peskin-Stolze, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
140 Belle Mead Road; Suite E
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Melissa Peskin-Stolze's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, adolescent gynecology, and pre-eclampsia. Dr. Peskin-Stolze accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. William Smithy's specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in East Setauket, NY and Smithtown, NY. Dr. Smithy has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, and small intestine disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Todd Russell Griffin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Rte; 347 Building 19
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Todd Griffin is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Griffin graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Griffin trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Colposcopy, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Urinary Incontinence, ... (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.
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