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 specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Ferzli is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferzli accepts. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ferzli is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to 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
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Dr. Christine Julie Ren-Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3453 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Christine Fielding practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fielding's clinical interests include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Fielding accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed her residency at 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)

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Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3453 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schwack completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Schwack has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System 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)

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

Dr. Andrea Bedrosian's area of specialization is bariatric surgery. 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's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In addition to English, Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Bedrosian is affiliated with 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. Cary B Chapman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1534 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Cary Chapman is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chapman include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and achilles tendonitis. Dr. Chapman's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely. Dr. Chapman is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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). Dr. Bhayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhayani include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Bhayani's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhayani takes. 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

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

Dr. Satish Govindaraj is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Govindaraj's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Govindaraj is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Govindaraj attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Govindaraj has received distinctions including 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. Maryellen Romano's area of specialization is general gynecology. She graduated from New York Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. Dr. Romano has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Romano (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek. Dr. Romano's hospital/clinic affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Romano has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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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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