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

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

Dr. Angelica Hernandez is a general gynecologist. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Hernandez's areas of expertise include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Her professional affiliations include St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and Southside Hospital. Dr. Hernandez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Her practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Valle and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jacqueline Ammirata's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ammirata include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ammirata honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

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

Dr. John Pallotta specializes in general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pallotta include genital warts, menopause, and menstrual disorders. He honors HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Pallotta attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Pallotta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

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

Dr. Nicholas Kleopoulos is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kleopoulos's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and cryotherapy. He is in-network for Amerigroup, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kleopoulos trained at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is 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's areas of expertise include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). The average patient rating for Dr. Lockhart is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Lockhart (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Lockhart is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

Dr. Margarita Jurak is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Jurak is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Jurak include genital warts, menstrual disorders, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Queens Hospital Center. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jurak accepts. She attended Medical Academy of Latvia and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Queens Hospital Center. Dr. Jurak (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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

Dr. Peter Judge's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Judge is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Judge include genital warts, menstrual disorders, and pelvic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Judge (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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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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.