We found 83 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Tuckahoe, NY.

Dr. Miguel Ruben Silva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
685 White Plains Road; 685 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY
 

Dr. Miguel Silva specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Bronx, NY, Eastchester, NY, and Riverdale, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silva include breast biopsy, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), and breast cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Silva graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and New York Magazine's Top Doctors, 2015-2016. Dr. Silva (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Yiddish. Dr. Silva's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Lumpectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Leonard Zitsman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Critical Care
685 White Plains Road; 685 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman is a pediatric surgeon and intensivist. Clinical interests for Dr. Zitsman include minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Zitsman is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, POMCO, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Zitsman attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Zitsman has received the distinction of One of America's Top Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

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Dr. Dong-Seok Daniel Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
130 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee sees patients in Bronx, NY, Flushing, NY, and New York, NY. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. Dr. Lee has an open panel. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic fundoplication

All Interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung ... (Read more)

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Dr. Herbert Frank Gretz III, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
73 Market Street, Suite 212a; Ridge Hill
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Herbert Gretz works as a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gretz include myomectomy (fibroid removal), menorrhagia (heavy periods), and ovarian cancer. Dr. Gretz takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Gretz performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Gretz (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, White Plains Hospital, and WESTMED Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $3,014
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,147
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Lana Kang, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
130 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Lana Kang specializes in hand surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in New York, NY, Uniondale, NY, and Bronx, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: microsurgery, hand problems, and overuse injuries. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bronx VA Medical Center and Hospital for Special Surgery. Before completing her residency at Hospital for Special Surgery and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Kang attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kang's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kang include: inSCOPE Orthopaedic Fellowship; Brown University Heffenreffer Research Award; and OREF Resident Research Grant Recipient.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Tendonitis, Microsurgery, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Overuse Injuries, ... (Read more)

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Dr. William Bernard Macaulay Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
85 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY
 

Dr. William Macaulay's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Macaulay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: hip pain, knee arthroscopy, and knee pain. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. Dr. Macaulay attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at UPMC Presbyterian for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macaulay accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive knee surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee ... (Read more)

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Dr. Calin Stefan Moucha, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2 Overhill Road; Suite 210
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. Calin Moucha's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moucha include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Moucha is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Moucha (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Moucha is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Meniscectomy, Revision Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Steven F Harwin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3555 Bainbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Steven Harwin is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Harwin speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee sprain, and arthroscopic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Harwin at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Sprain, Hip Fracture, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. George Joseph Zambetti Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
85 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY
 

Dr. George Zambetti, who practices in New York, NY, Bronxville, NY, and Tarrytown, NY, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Zambetti include sports health, knee arthroscopy, and ACL injury. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Zambetti has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Preeminent Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Doctors; and Fordham Preparatory School - Hall of Honor. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $8,801 - $10,252
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $622 - $646
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Dr. Harry Zemon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Ridge Hill; 73 Market Street
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Harry Zemon practices general surgery. His professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zemon takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zemon's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Zemon has received professional recognition including the following: AOA Medical Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrew Scott Rokito, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
311 North Street; Suite 102
White Plains, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Rokito's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Rokito is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rokito include knee arthroscopy, ankle problems, and ACL injury. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Rokito attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rokito is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Doron I Ilan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
128 Ashford Avenue (lower Level Dobbs Ferry Hospital); Westchester Office
Dobbs Ferry, NY
 

Dr. Doron Ilan is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Ardsley, NY, New City, NY, and Dobbs Ferry, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Nyack Hospital. Dr. Ilan takes Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ilan's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ilan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sathish Reddy Modugu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
220 North Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Sathish Modugu specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Modugu is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: facet injection, cervical (neck) spine problems, and stellate ganglion block. His professional affiliations include Phelps Memorial Hospital Center and Phelps Memorial Hospital Association. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, POMCO, and more. He graduated from Osmania Medical College and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Modugu speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , percutaneous discectomy

All Interests: Stellate Ganglion Block, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Spencer Eugene Amory, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5141 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Spencer Amory is a specialist in general surgery. He works in New York, NY. Patient reviews placed Dr. Amory at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Amory include colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and crohn's disease. He accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Amory attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Leonard Tow award for Humanism in Medicine; and Physician of the Year 2006, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Nursing. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Amory's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Judd Boczko, MD
Specializes in Urology
171 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY
 

Dr. Judd Boczko is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Boczko (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Boczko is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Boczko trained at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Boczko's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Boczko is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Renal Cryotherapy, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Prostate Cryotherapy, Robotic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Gary Alan Tannenbaum, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
685 White Plains Road; 685 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY
 

Dr. Gary Tannenbaum is a vascular surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tannenbaum include spider veins, carotid artery disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Tannenbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Tannenbaum attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tannenbaum takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Blakemore Award for Surgical Resident Research; Magna Cum Laude - Dartmouth College; and New York Arthritis Foundation Summer Research Fellowship. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Hemodialysis, ... (Read more)

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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.