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We found 89 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Silva's areas of expertise include the following: sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), breast cancer, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html. Dr. Silva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, ColumbiaDoctors, and Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. His practice 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. Arpan Goel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
685 White Plains Road; 685 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY
 

Dr. Arpan Goel's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include gallbladder problems, hernia surgery, and abdominal surgery. Dr. Goel is affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He takes Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus, POMCO, and more. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Goel attended medical school at Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Attending Teaching Award, Harlem Hospital; Outstanding Resident Teacher, Montefiore Medical Center.; and Outstanding Resident Teacher, Montefiore Medical Cneter. Dr. Goel (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight ... (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 practices pediatric surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Zitsman's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, Anthem, and Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Zitsman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Roy Georgi Oommen, MBA, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
685 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY
 

Dr. Roy Oommen specializes in thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Oommen include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Oommen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Oommen has received include Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons Skills Award; Robert Grossman MD Award for Surgical Excellence; and WHUR-AMP Research Grant.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,809
  • Medicare Cost: $1,706
Dr. Henry Jean Tannous, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2422 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Henry Tannous is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Yonkers, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Tannous include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), aortic valve replacement, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. Dr. Tannous accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Tannous (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Aortic ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    100%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.5 times the average?
  • Based on 82 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Dong-Seok Daniel Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
130 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee is a thoracic surgeon. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery ... (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 is a specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gretz include myomectomy (fibroid removal), menorrhagia (heavy periods), and ovarian cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Gretz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Gretz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and White Plains Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gretz's 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 is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Before performing his residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Moucha attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moucha include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Moucha is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moucha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Moucha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Moucha welcomes 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. William Bernard Macaulay Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
85 Pondfield Road; 85 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY
 

Dr. William Macaulay, who practices in New York, NY, Tarrytown, NY, and Bronxville, NY, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Macaulay's areas of expertise include hip replacement, hip pain, and knee arthroscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Macaulay is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Macaulay speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. 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, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Hip Fracture, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Partial Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Spencer Eugene Amory, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
685 White Plains Road; 685 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY
 

Dr. Spencer Amory specializes in general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Amory average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amory include colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Amory's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he 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. Dr. Amory speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Harry Zemon's area of specialization is general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Zemon accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,538
  • Medicare Cost: $744
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Dr. Rajendra Kumar Kumar Kadiyala, PhD, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
5141 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rajendra Kadiyala is a hand surgery, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include shoulder reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder dislocation. Dr. Kadiyala is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kadiyala is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, wrist arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Judd Boczko's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Boczko a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with White Plains Hospital, WESTMED Medical Group, and Greenwich Hospital. He takes Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Boczko (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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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. Matthew Phillip Rutman, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
5141 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Matthew Rutman's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. He takes Amerigroup, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rutman graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rutman include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rutman is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Rutman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Vaginal Prolapse, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,500
  • Medicare Cost: $753 - $2,111
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Dr. Lanny Garth Close, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3050 Corlear Avenue; Suite 202
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Lanny Close is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. Dr. Close's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and skull base surgery. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Close attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Close is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Snoring, Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $15,333
  • Medicare Cost: $363
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Dr. Allen B Chefitz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY
 

Dr. Allen Chefitz's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Eastchester, NY, Bronx, NY, and New Rochelle, NY. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Chefitz's clinical interests: crohn's disease, inguinal hernia, and gallstones. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Castle Connolly, 18th Edition and Westchester Magazine: Top Doctors. Dr. Chefitz is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, and ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Ulcerative Colitis, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, ... (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.