We found 22 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Colchester, VT.

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Dr. Joseph Dean Schmoker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, East Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Joseph Schmoker specializes in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmoker include mitral valve surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and thoracic aortic disease. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Schmoker honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Mitral Valve Surgery, Heart Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Aortic Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $9,121
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,044
Dr. Kennith Hans Sartorelli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Fahc 267fl4
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Kennith Sartorelli is a pediatric surgery specialist in Burlington, VT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sartorelli include minimally invasive surgery, burns, and trauma. He is affiliated with Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Sartorelli takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Burns, Trauma

Dr. Kevin Maguire, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
354 Mountain View Drive; 103
Colchester, VT
 

Dr. Kevin Maguire's specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Maguire's education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maguire has received the following distinctions: Commonwealth Scholar and Magna Cum Laude. In addition to English, he speaks Portuguese. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert David Nesbit, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
354 Mountain View Drive; Suite 103
Colchester, VT
 

Dr. Robert Nesbit's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Nesbit's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Joseph Bertges, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Daniel Bertges is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Bertges is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. His areas of expertise consist of aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, and endovascular surgery. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Carotid Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Robert Michael Lobel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Mcclure, Level 1
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Robert Lobel works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Lobel is conversant in Sign Language. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lobel include catheter ablation. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 105
  • Charge (avg.): $2,386 - $4,787
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $430 - $824
Dr. Adam Brent Shafritz, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Adam Shafritz practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shafritz include total shoulder replacement, wrist arthroscopy, and elbow replacement. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Shafritz completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Total Shoulder Replacement, Upper Extremity ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,464
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $419
Dr. Edward Christopher Borrazzo, MD
Specializes in Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue Fletcher 462
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Edward Borrazzo is a surgeon in Burlington, VT. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Borrazzo include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $11,010
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,650
Dr. Wasef A Abu-Jaish, MD
Specializes in Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Wasef Abu-Jaish is a surgeon in Burlington, VT and Williston, VT. He is especially interested in abdominal hernia surgery. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abu-Jaish accepts. Before completing his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Dr. Abu-Jaish attended medical school at the University of Craiova Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Arabic.

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Clinical Interests: Abdominal Hernia Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $4,643
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $627
Dr. Julie Adams Lahiri, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Julie Adams is a vascular surgery specialist in Burlington, VT and Berlin, VT. Dr. Adams's areas of expertise include carotid artery disease, varicose veins, and aneurysm. She accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. She graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Adams completed a residency program at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Adams (or staff) speaks Arabic, Chinese, and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Carotid Artery Disease, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Venous Insufficiency, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Michael Forgione, MD
Specializes in Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue Fletcher 462; Fahc Department of Surgery
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Patrick Forgione is a surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Forgione include obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Forgione is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Forgione attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Forgione (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity

Dr. Brian William Nielsen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
111 Colchester Avenue; Acc, Mp, Level 4
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Brian Nielsen is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Nielsen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Nielsen is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. James Charles Hebert, MD
Specializes in Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue Fletcher 462; Uvm Department of Surgery
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. James Hebert is a specialist in surgery. His areas of expertise consist of pancreas problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. Before performing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Hebert attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,505
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $685
Dr. Brian Hilbert Irwin, MD
Specializes in Urology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, East Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Brian Irwin's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Irwin is especially interested in endourologic procedures, kidney cancer, and urinary stones. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Urinary Stones, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Endourologic Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $5,123 - $10,398
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $407 - $1,561
Dr. Douglas Murray Campbell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6 San Remo Drive; Suite 101
South Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Douglas Campbell's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Campbell focuses on knee arthroscopy. Dr. Campbell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, he performed his residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroplasty, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Knee Arthroscopy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $3,084 - $3,346
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $533 - $553
Dr. Seth West Frenzen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6 San Remo Drive
South Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Seth Frenzen's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in South Burlington, VT. He accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,506
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $493

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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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