We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Amerigroup near Staten Island, NY.

Dr. Joseph Thomas McGinn Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Joseph McGinn's medical specialty is thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System and Staten Island University Hospital - South. Dr. McGinn takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. McGinn attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    96.7%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 times the average?
  • Based on 442 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. George S Ferzli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
65 Cromwell Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. George Ferzli is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Ferzli is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,444
  • Medicare Cost: $763
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Dr. Frank Michael Rosell, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
501 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Frank Rosell is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Child Health Plus. Dr. Rosell attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rosell (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Rosell is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. His practice is open to new patients.

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Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    97.6%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.7 times the average?
  • Based on 313 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. John Paul Nabagiez, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
501 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. John Nabagiez is a thoracic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nabagiez honors Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Russian. Dr. Nabagiez is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He has an open panel.

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Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 times the average?
  • Based on 8 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Gurdeep Singh Matharoo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatrics
 

Dr. Gurdeep Matharoo is a general surgeon and bariatrician. Dr. Matharoo (or staff) speaks Hindi. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Matharoo's professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Barnabas Health Medical Group, and Community Medical Center. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Matharoo trained at Monmouth Medical Center for his residency. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matharoo honors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Montalbano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
32 Lamberts Lane
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Montalbano's specialties are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: knee fracture, elbow fracture, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Montalbano is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. Dr. Montalbano has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Senior Resident Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Disease. Dr. Montalbano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Montalbano is affiliated with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Total Hip ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
400 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Rajendra Bhayani specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bhayani's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhayani honors. He obtained his medical school training at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Bhayani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ear ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,069 - $5,307
  • Medicare Cost: $2,018 - $3,988
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Dr. Satish Govindaraj, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2052 Richmond Road; Suite 1c
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Satish Govindaraj works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Govindaraj studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. These areas are among Dr. Govindaraj's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Govindaraj is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Govindaraj has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Forum Grant American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy; Basic Science Research Award Department of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Medical Center; and Ideal Physician Award Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Dr. Govindaraj speaks Spanish. Dr. Govindaraj is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Meningioma, Septoplasty, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, Rhinitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 167
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,374 - $6,000
  • Medicare Cost: $189 - $721
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Dr. Maryellen Romano, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
18 Wakefield Road
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Maryellen Romano's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Romano is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Romano (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek. She is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $293
Dr. Mark Laurence Defazio, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2889 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Mark Defazio sees patients in Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island, NY. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Defazio include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Defazio takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Defazio studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Italian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Incontinence, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
323 Merry Mount Street
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Jung Lee is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Flushing, NY and Staten Island, NY. He is conversant in Korean. His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital - South. He studied medicine at Korea University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Lee takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Wounds, Rectal Problems, Circumcision, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
65 Rose Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Sabido is a Staten Island, NY physician who specializes in surgery. Dr. Sabido (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Sabido performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark and Staten Island University Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,100
  • Medicare Cost: $620
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Dr. Thomas T Woloszyn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 Targee Street
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Woloszyn practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Woloszyn (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include congenital hand surgery. His professional affiliations include Maimonides Medical Center and Staten Island University Hospital - South. Dr. Woloszyn is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Congenital Hand Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,821
  • Medicare Cost: $318
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Specializes in Surgery
265 Mason Avenue; Suite 2
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Feroze Tejani specializes in surgery and practices in Staten Island, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tejani studied medicine at The University of Manchester School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tejani's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,729
  • Medicare Cost: $740
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Dr. Michael Renato Castellano, MD
Specializes in Surgery
501 Seaview Avenue; Suite 301
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Michael Castellano specializes in surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Castellano speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Castellano's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,083
  • Medicare Cost: $747
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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
1529 Richmond Road
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Haroutyoun Margossian is a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Margossian has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Amerigroup, Fidelis, and Family Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Margossian (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,218
  • Medicare Cost: $1,149
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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.