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 is a thoracic surgery specialist in Burlington, VT. In his practice, he is particularly interested in mitral valve surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and thoracic aortic disease. Dr. Schmoker attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as 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's medical specialty is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, burns, and trauma. Dr. Sartorelli honors several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He trained at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont for his 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. Kevin Maguire, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
354 Mountain View Drive; 103
Colchester, VT
 

Dr. Kevin Maguire is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Colchester, VT. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Maguire completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maguire include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Commonwealth Scholar and Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Maguire is conversant in Portuguese. His practice is open to 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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Colchester, VT. Clinical interests for Dr. Nesbit include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nesbit at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nesbit accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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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 general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Bertges's areas of clinical interest consist of aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, and endovascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Fletcher Allen Health Care. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bertges takes. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Bertges completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lobel include catheter ablation. Dr. Lobel accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Lobel trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency. He is conversant in Sign Language.

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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 is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shafritz include total shoulder replacement, wrist arthroscopy, and elbow replacement. Dr. Shafritz honors Child Health Plus, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and 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

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's specialty is surgery. Dr. Borrazzo is especially interested in pancreas problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borrazzo honors. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $11,010
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,650
Dr. Julie Adams Lahiri, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Julie Lahiri, who practices in Burlington, VT and Berlin, VT, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Lahiri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, and Armenian. In her practice, she is particularly interested in carotid artery disease, varicose veins, and aneurysm. Dr. Lahiri is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for her residency. She is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

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 medical specialist in surgery. He has a special interest in abdominal hernia surgery. Dr. Abu-Jaish honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Dr. Abu-Jaish attended the University of Craiova Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in 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. Patrick Michael Forgione, MD
Specializes in Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue Fletcher 462; Fahc Department of Surgery
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Patrick Forgione is a medical specialist in surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Forgione 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. Dr. Forgione (or staff) speaks the following 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 OB/GYN in Burlington, VT. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Nielsen include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Nielsen takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Nielsen's training includes a residency program 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 Burlington, VT physician who specializes in 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Hebert include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts 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. Douglas Murray Campbell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6 San Remo Drive; Suite 101
South Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Douglas Campbell is an orthopedist in South Burlington, VT. Dr. Campbell is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Campbell include knee arthroscopy. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campbell takes. Dr. Campbell is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Charlotte Memorial Hospital for his residency.

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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. Brian Hilbert Irwin, MD
Specializes in Urology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, East Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Brian Irwin is an urologist. He has a special interest in endourologic procedures, kidney cancer, and urinary stones. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Irwin attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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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. Seth West Frenzen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6 San Remo Drive
South Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Seth Frenzen is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Frenzen honors several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His residency was performed 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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