We found 41 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net near Fairfield, CT.

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2000 Post Road; Suite 101
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Saber Ghiassi's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ghiassi is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Acid Reflux, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $4,823 - $10,540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $961 - $1,712

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 Post Road; Suite 208
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. David Brown is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Brown performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Brown is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahul Singh Anand, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1305 Post Road; Suite 210
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Rahul Anand is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Fairfield, CT and Derby, CT. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anand include cancer, leg pain, and nerve block. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Anand is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Anand attended Boston University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Anand (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, nucleoplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Pain, Kyphoplasty, Headache, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Vertebroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence J Fliegelman, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1305 Post Road; Suite 302
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Lawrence Fliegelman practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fliegelman include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and radiesse. Dr. Fliegelman's professional affiliations include Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Fliegelman honors Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Fliegelman attended New York Medical College for medical school. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, endoscopic sinus surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. William Cimino works as an orthopedist. Dr. Cimino is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include foot problems and ankle problems. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Cimino is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
3180 Main Street; Suite 305, Beechmont Building
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Milton Armm practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Armm is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brachytherapy, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Rishi Norman Razdan, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
501 Kings Highway E; Suite 109
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Rishi Razdan practices vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Razdan studied medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Erlanger Health System. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Razdan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Cancer, Pain Management, Embolization

Specializes in Otolaryngology
2600 Post Road
Southport, CT
 

Dr. Bradford Chervin is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Southport, CT. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chervin is professionally affiliated with Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Patients gave Dr. Chervin an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Chervin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Tinnitus, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2600 Post Road; Suite 1l
Southport, CT
 

Dr. Julie Laifer is a Southport, CT physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Laifer's practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Laifer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Labor and Delivery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
309 Stillson Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Elenita Espina is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Espina takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, she performed her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Espina (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Espina is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic abdominal surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
1305 Post Road; Suite 302
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Richard Levin's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Levin is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Levin trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Tinnitus, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Hearing Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1735 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Emily Blair's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Blair honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Blair's training includes a residency program at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Blair (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic abdominal surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Prenatal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
650 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Allen Schlein's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schlein is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schlein is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
276 French Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Katherine Sandhu specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Stamford, CT and Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Sandhu's areas of expertise include the following: pelvic reconstructive surgery and urogynecological problems. Her professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sandhu trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Surgery, Urogynecological Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,329
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $446

Specializes in General Surgery
3180 Main Street; Suite 305
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Felix Mpuku's specialty is general surgery. Before performing his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, Dr. Mpuku attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University for medical school. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mpuku (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mpuku's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Inguinal Hernia, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Varicose Veins, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
52 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Edward Paraiso is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Paraiso (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Paraiso is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He honors MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. Dr. Paraiso has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laser prostate surgery, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Biofeedback, Vasectomy, Robotic ... (Read more)

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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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