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We found 25 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Colchester, VT.

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

Dr. Joseph Schmoker's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Schmoker focuses on mitral valve surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and thoracic aortic disease. Dr. Schmoker studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and Stanford University Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,121
  • Medicare Cost: $1,044
Dr. Claude Deschamps, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Executive Office, Patrick 318
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Claude Deschamps' specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Deschamps's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deschamps honors. He studied medicine at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Deschamps's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. He is conversant in French.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,549
  • Medicare Cost: $1,347
Dr. Kennith Hans Sartorelli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Fahc 267fl4
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Kennith Sartorelli practices pediatric surgery in Burlington, VT. In his practice, Dr. Sartorelli focuses on minimally invasive surgery, burns, and trauma. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Burns, Trauma

Dr. Daniel Lawrence Lustgarten, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
111 Colchester Avenue Mcclure 1; Fahc Department of Cardiology
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Daniel Lustgarten works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. In his practice, Dr. Lustgarten focuses on intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Lustgarten honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Lustgarten attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He speaks Sign Language.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Intracardiac Echocardiography, Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,366 - $4,745
  • Medicare Cost: $430 - $812
Dr. Robert David Nesbit, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
354 Mountain View Drive; Suite 103
Colchester, VT
 

Dr. Robert Nesbit's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Nesbit's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Kevin Maguire is a hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Colchester, VT. Patient ratings for Dr. Maguire average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Maguire takes AARP, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Maguire's medical residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Commonwealth Scholar and Magna Cum Laude. In addition to English, he speaks Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Robert Lobel is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in catheter ablation. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Lobel attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lobel speaks Sign Language.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,386 - $4,787
  • Medicare Cost: $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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Burlington, VT and South Burlington, VT. Dr. Shafritz's areas of expertise consist of total shoulder replacement, wrist arthroscopy, and elbow replacement. He honors Child Health Plus, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Shafritz attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,464
  • Medicare Cost: $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. The average patient rating for Dr. Borrazzo is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borrazzo takes. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Borrazzo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $11,010
  • Medicare Cost: $1,650
Dr. Donald Arthur Leopold, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, West Pavilion, Level 4
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Donald Leopold is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Leopold at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Leopold include head and neck cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Leopold attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Head and Neck Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 87
  • Uninsured Cost: $628 - $6,431
  • Medicare Cost: $169 - $662
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. He speaks Arabic. His clinical interests encompass abdominal hernia surgery. Dr. Abu-Jaish attended medical school at the University of Craiova Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abu-Jaish completed his residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Clinical Interests: Abdominal Hernia Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,643
  • Medicare Cost: $627
Dr. Harold Lee Dauerman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Harold Dauerman is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include congenital heart disease, cardiac catheterization, and ischemic cardiomyopathy. Dr. Dauerman is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Dauerman attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the distinction of **board Certified In Interventional Cardiology**.

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Clinical Interests: Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,121
  • Medicare Cost: $1,044
Dr. Brian William Nielsen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
111 Colchester Avenue; Acc, Mp, Level 4
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Brian Nielsen is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Nielsen is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nielsen include minimally invasive surgery. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Patrick Forgione's area of specialization is surgery. He is especially interested in obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Forgione accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency. Dr. Forgione (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity

Dr. Cheung Wong, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
111 Colchester Avenue; Smith 4
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Cheung Wong's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Wong (or staff) is conversant in French and Cantonese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Wong's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Uterine Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,302
  • Medicare Cost: $1,030
Dr. James Charles Hebert, MD
Specializes in Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue Fletcher 462; Uvm Department of Surgery
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. James Hebert is a surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,505
  • Medicare Cost: $685

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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.