We found 8 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept HIP Medicare near Staten Island, NY.

Dr. George S Ferzli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
65 Cromwell Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. George Ferzli's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Ferzli an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ferzli's 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,444
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $763
Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3453 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. His areas of expertise include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwack accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Schwack has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System - Manhattan Campus and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Fundoplication, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea S Bedrosian, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
3453 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Bedrosian is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. Dr. Bedrosian attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Bedrosian's residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). These areas are among Dr. Bedrosian's clinical interests: gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bedrosian honors. Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Bedrosian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center, NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates, and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Ulcers, Hernia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,080
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $192
Dr. Christine J Ren-Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3453 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Ren-Fielding attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ren-Fielding include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ren-Fielding accepts. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Fundoplication, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cary B Chapman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1534 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Cary Chapman is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Chapman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and achilles tendonitis. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chapman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chapman include: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Satish Govindaraj, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2052 Richmond Road; Suite 1c
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Satish Govindaraj's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Govindaraj's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Govindaraj is affiliated with Sinai Health System. Dr. Govindaraj accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Govindaraj is accepting new patients. Dr. Govindaraj is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Govindaraj's distinctions include: 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.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 167
  • Charge (avg.): $2,374 - $6,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $189 - $721
Dr. Maryellen Romano, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1110 South Avenue; Suite 306
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Maryellen Romano specializes in general gynecology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Romano's professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Romano has an open panel. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Romano attended New York Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Romano (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $293

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). His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhayani include 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. After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Sinai Health System, and Staten Island University Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $5,069 - $5,307
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,018 - $3,988

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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.
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