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

Dr. Joseph Schmoker is a chest surgeon in Burlington, VT. His areas of clinical interest consist of mitral valve surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and thoracic aortic disease. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Schmoker's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Schmoker is affiliated with The University of Vermont 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. Kennith Sartorelli is a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Sartorelli's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, burns, and trauma. He honors 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 Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. He is professionally affiliated with Fletcher Allen Health Care and The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Burns, Trauma

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

Dr. Kevin Maguire practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Maguire speaks Portuguese. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Maguire attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His training includes residency programs at UMass Memorial Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Maguire has received the following distinctions: Commonwealth Scholar and Magna Cum Laude. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Robert Nesbit is a plastic surgery specialist in Colchester, VT. Clinical interests for Dr. Nesbit include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Nesbit is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Nesbit is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Robert Lobel is a physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lobel include catheter ablation. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Lobel is conversant in Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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

Dr. Daniel Bertges is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bertges include aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, and endovascular surgery. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His professional affiliations include Fletcher Allen Health Care and The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

Julie Adams Lahiri, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Julie Lahiri is a specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Lahiri's areas of clinical interest consist of carotid artery disease, varicose veins, and aneurysm. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lahiri takes. She obtained her medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Lahiri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Chinese, and Armenian. She is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

Wasef Abujaish, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Bariatrics
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Wasef Abu-Jaish works as a surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abu-Jaish include abdominal hernia surgery. Dr. Abu-Jaish is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Abu-Jaish graduated from the University of Craiova Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $4,643
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $627
Patrick Michael Forgione, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Bariatrics
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Patrick Forgione's area of specialization is surgery. Dr. Forgione (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Forgione is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Forgione is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care's residency program. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity

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. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, wrist arthroscopy, and elbow replacement. Child Health Plus, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shafritz accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Shafritz trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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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
James C. Hebert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. James Hebert's medical specialty is surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hebert completed a residency program 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. Dr. Hebert is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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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
Douglas Murray Campbell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6 San Remo Drive; Suite 101
South Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Douglas Campbell's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass knee arthroscopy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campbell takes. He obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed his residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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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
Edward Christopher Borrazzo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Edward Borrazzo is a physician who specializes in surgery. Dr. Borrazzo's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Borrazzo focuses on pancreas problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Borrazzo is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University for residency.

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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
Mark Kenneth Plante, MD
Specializes in Urology
111 Colchester Avenue; East Pavilion - Level 5 Urology
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Mark Plante's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. Dr. Plante's areas of clinical interest consist of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cryosurgery, and kidney cancer. Dr. Plante is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Plante is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cryosurgery, Urinary Stones, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Urologic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $1,740 - $5,064
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $250 - $811
Brian William Nielsen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Pavilion, Level 4 Main Campus
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Brian Nielsen practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Nielsen is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nielsen at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy

Scott D. Perrapato, DO
Specializes in Urology
111 Colchester Avenue; Floor 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Scott Perrapato's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Perrapato's clinical interests: urologic (genitourinary) cancer, robotic surgery, and urinary diversion. He is professionally affiliated with Fletcher Allen Health Care and The University of Vermont Medical Center. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Urinary Diversion, Robotic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $198 - $10,435
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $189 - $1,163

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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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