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 works as a chest surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schmoker include 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 honors. Dr. Schmoker is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schmoker trained at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and Stanford University Medical Center.

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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 is especially interested in esophageal cancer and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Deschamps's training includes residency programs at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. 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 is a pediatric surgeon in Burlington, VT. Before completing his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Dr. Sartorelli attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, burns, and trauma. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sartorelli 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 sees patients in Burlington, VT and South Burlington, VT. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He speaks Sign Language. He has indicated that his clinical interests include intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Lustgarten graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Lustgarten's training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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: 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. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Nesbit has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nesbit accepts. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his 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 sees patients in Colchester, VT. His medical specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Maguire is an in-network provider for AARP, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Maguire completed residency programs at UMass Memorial Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Maguire has received distinctions including Commonwealth Scholar and Magna Cum Laude. He speaks Portuguese. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests encompass catheter ablation. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Lobel performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shafritz include total shoulder replacement, wrist arthroscopy, and elbow replacement. He honors Child Health Plus, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 physician who specializes in surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Clinical interests for Dr. Borrazzo include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Borrazzo's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borrazzo takes.

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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 an otolaryngologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include head and neck cancer. Dr. Leopold graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in surgery and practices in Burlington, VT and Williston, VT. Dr. Abu-Jaish has indicated that his clinical interests include abdominal hernia surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. 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 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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. 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. He has received the distinction of **board Certified In Interventional Cardiology**. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dauerman's office for an appointment.

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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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nielsen include minimally invasive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Nielsen is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Nielsen attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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 works as a surgeon. Dr. Forgione's areas of expertise include obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Forgione (or staff) speaks 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 is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In Dr. Wong's practice, he is particularly interested in ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. In addition to English, Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks 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. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Hebert's areas of clinical interest consist of pancreas problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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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.