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

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

Dr. Miguel Silva's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Bronx, NY, Eastchester, NY, and Riverdale, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silva include sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), breast cancer, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Silva accepts Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Silva's training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and New York Magazine's Top Doctors, 2015-2016. In addition to English, Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks Spanish and Yiddish. Dr. Silva is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Hernia Surgery, Lumpectomy, Biopsy, ... (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 medical specialist in pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Zitsman obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zitsman include minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, POMCO, and more. He has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Zitsman is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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's specialty is thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Dr. Gretz's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: myomectomy (fibroid removal), menorrhagia (heavy periods), and ovarian cancer. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Gretz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Gretz's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,014
  • Medicare Cost: $1,147
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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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moucha honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Moucha attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moucha (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and French.

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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. Harry Zemon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Ridge Hill; 73 Market Street
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Harry Zemon specializes in general surgery. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Zemon completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. He takes Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: AOA Medical Honor Society. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Zemon's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,538
  • Medicare Cost: $744
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Dr. Sathish Reddy Modugu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
220 North Central Avenue
Hartsdale, NY
 

Dr. Sathish Modugu's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Modugu speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: facet injection, cervical (neck) spine problems, and stellate ganglion block. His professional affiliations include Phelps Memorial Hospital Center and Phelps Memorial Hospital Association. Dr. Modugu attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Modugu trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, POMCO, and more.

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

Dr. William Macaulay is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Macaulay include hip pain, knee arthroscopy, and knee pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. Dr. Macaulay accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at UPMC Presbyterian. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Macaulay is conversant in Spanish.

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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, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Judd Boczko's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Boczko is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Boczko graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Boczko (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He welcomes 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,207
  • Medicare Cost: $824
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Dr. Jeffery H Jablon, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
145 Huguenot Street; Suite 610
New Rochelle, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Jablon is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His areas of expertise include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Jablon attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Jablon's medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Riverside Hospital, ENT and Allergy Associates, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Jablon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Nose Problems, Rhinoplasty, Sinuplasty, Throat Problems, Plastic ... (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 medical specialist in general surgery. Patients gave Dr. Amory an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Amory include colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and crohn's disease. He honors Aetna EPO, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Amory completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Amory has received include New York Super Doctors; Leonard Tow award for Humanism in Medicine; and Physician of the Year 2006, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Nursing. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Amory is accepting 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $13,417
  • Medicare Cost: $596
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Dr. Eric Fishman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
73 Market Street, Suite 214; Ridge Hill
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Eric Fishman is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. He takes Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Fishman is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Fishman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, St. Joseph's Medical Center, and WESTMED Medical Group. Dr. Fishman is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Carotid Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Lower Extremity Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,683
  • Medicare Cost: $1,314
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Dr. Michael B Tom, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
984 N Broadway; Suite 400
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Michael Tom specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In Dr. Tom's practice, he is particularly interested in throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tom's professional affiliations include White Plains Hospital, St. John's Riverside Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Throat Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $156 - $1,730
  • Medicare Cost: $86 - $514
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Dr. Brenon Lee Abernathie, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Ridge Hill; 73 Market Street
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Brenon Abernathie specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Abernathie attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Abernathie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Abernathie has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Jonathan Kates, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
26 Burling Lane
New Rochelle, NY
 

Dr. Matthew Kates specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kates graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, sinus problems, and snoring. He honors Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, St. John's Riverside Hospital, and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Kates is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Snoring, Nose Problems, Nose Surgery, Throat Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $156
  • Medicare Cost: $103
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Dr. Davendra Mehta, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
130 W Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Davendra Mehta works as a cardiac electrophysiologist in New York, NY, Bronx, NY, and Richmond Hill, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include heart block, pacemaker implantation, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Mehta takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After attending Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer for medical school, he completed his residency training at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Dr. Mehta has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Cantonese, and Russian. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Mount Sinai St. Luke's. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Arrhythmias, Heart Block, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 122
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,700 - $3,400
  • Medicare Cost: $474 - $966
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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.