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's medical specialty is general gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Hernandez an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hernandez include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Valle and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is affiliated with St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and Southside Hospital. Dr. Hernandez is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in West Islip, NY, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ammirata include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Ammirata's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Before performing her residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Ammirata attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in West Islip, NY. His medical specialty is general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pallotta include genital warts, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Pallotta takes several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. 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)

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

Dr. Nicholas Kleopoulos' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Danbury Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and Kings County Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include menopause, pre-eclampsia, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Kleopoulos is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kleopoulos honors Amerigroup, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kleopoulos (or staff) is conversant in 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, Amenorrhea, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Cervix ... (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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Lockhart studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Her clinical interests include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Lockhart is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Lockhart (or staff) speaks 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in West Islip, NY. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Jurak include genital warts, menstrual disorders, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Jurak takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Medical Academy of Latvia and performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Queens Hospital Center. Dr. Jurak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Queens Hospital Center.

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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 area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Judge 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 HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Judge attended medical school at 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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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.
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