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 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. Christine Julie Ren-Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3453 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Christine Fielding is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Fielding include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Fielding accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Fielding completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. 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)

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

Dr. Bradley Schwack is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Schwack a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwack attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Schwack (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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 specializes in bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bedrosian include gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Bedrosian is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center, NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates, and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. Dr. Bedrosian accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Bedrosian completed Dr. Bedrosian's residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,080
  • Medicare Cost: $192
Dr. Cary B Chapman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1534 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Cary Chapman's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chapman include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and foot surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chapman attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chapman takes. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rajendra Bhayani works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Brooklyn, NY, Rego Park, NY, and Staten Island, NY. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Bhayani's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bhayani is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhayani accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Bhayani (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is 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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Govindaraj studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Govindaraj's areas of expertise include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Govindaraj 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. In addition to English, Dr. Govindaraj speaks Spanish. Dr. Govindaraj welcomes 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. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Romano trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Patients gave Dr. Romano an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Romano honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Romano (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Greek. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $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.