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We found 7 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Great-West Healthcare near West Islip, NY.

Dr. Angelica Maria Hernandez Sr., MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Angelica Hernandez is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in West Islip, NY and Bay Shore, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hernandez include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and Southside Hospital. Dr. Hernandez graduated from the University of Valle. Her training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hernandez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hernandez welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Cervix Problems, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Genital Warts, Contraception, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jacqueline Ann Ammirata, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Jacqueline Ammirata, who practices in West Islip, NY, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Patients gave Dr. Ammirata an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Southside Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ammirata's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Genital Warts, Contraception, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

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Dr. John Anthony Pallotta, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. John Pallotta is a medical specialist in general gynecology. His clinical interests include genital warts, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Pallotta is in-network for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Pallotta attended medical school at New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Pallotta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Genital Warts, Contraception, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Adam Judge, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Peter Judge is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include genital warts, menstrual disorders, and pelvic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Judge average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Judge (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cervical Dysplasia, Genital Warts, Contraception, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Menstrual ... (Read more)

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Dr. Margarita Jurak, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Margarita Jurak is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Jurak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Her areas of expertise include genital warts, menstrual disorders, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Queens Hospital Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical Academy of Latvia and residency at North Shore University Hospital and Queens Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jurak at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Genital Warts, Contraception, HPV, Ectopic Pregnancy, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 Wicks Road
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Nicholas Kleopoulos specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Smithtown, NY and Brentwood, NY. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kleopoulos trained at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Maria Eleanor Lockhart, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Maria Lockhart is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Lockhart (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Her clinical interests include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Lockhart attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lockhart is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Cervix Problems, Hysteroscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Genital Warts, Contraception, Pap ... (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.