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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 specialty is thoracic surgery. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Schmoker is especially interested in mitral valve surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and thoracic aortic disease. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmoker accepts.

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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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Burlington, VT. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal, Dr. Deschamps attended medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Deschamps focuses on esophageal cancer and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. In addition to English, he speaks 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, who practices in Burlington, VT, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sartorelli include minimally invasive surgery, burns, and trauma. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sartorelli accepts. Before performing his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Dr. Sartorelli attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. He is 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 is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Lustgarten attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. In Dr. Lustgarten's practice, he is particularly interested in intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) and atrial fibrillation. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 works as a plastic surgeon in Colchester, VT. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nesbit's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Nesbit trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency.

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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, who practices in Colchester, VT, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Maguire's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts AARP, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Commonwealth Scholar and Magna Cum Laude. In addition to English, Dr. Maguire speaks Portuguese. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Maguire's office for an appointment.

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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 cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is conversant in Sign Language. He is especially interested in catheter ablation. Dr. Lobel is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Lobel is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Burlington, VT and South Burlington, VT. His clinical interests include total shoulder replacement, wrist arthroscopy, and elbow replacement. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Shafritz performed his residency 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

  • 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 medical specialist in surgery. In his practice, Dr. Borrazzo focuses on pancreas problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Borrazzo attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Burlington, VT. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leopold include head and neck cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leopold takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his 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 in Burlington, VT and Williston, VT. Clinical interests for Dr. Abu-Jaish include abdominal hernia surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He graduated from the University of Craiova Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He is conversant in Arabic.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Burlington, VT and South Burlington, VT. In his practice, he is particularly interested in congenital heart disease, cardiac catheterization, and ischemic cardiomyopathy. He takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Dauerman is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, Dr. Nielsen focuses on minimally invasive surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Nielsen takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his 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 is a surgery specialist in Burlington, VT and Williston, VT. Dr. Forgione (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Forgione trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Forgione 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, 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Wong is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Cantonese.

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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. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Clinical interests for Dr. Hebert include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He takes 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: 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.