We found 28 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Community Care Network near Guilford, CT.

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Theodore Blaine practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blaine include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Blaine is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Blaine trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Blaine is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Blaine welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Jokl specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jokl's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder injury. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Jokl's residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Jokl (or staff) speaks German and Afrikaans. Dr. Jokl's professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Injury

Dr. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
157 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medvecky include knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Medvecky is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Medvecky completed a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. John McCallum practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. McCallum average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and minimally invasive knee surgery. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McCallum attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive knee surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. John Aversa practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Aversa's clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Aversa honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Vincent Dicola's area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dicola attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Dicola (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Syncope, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Exercise Physiology, Mitral Valve Prolapse, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $1,773 - $2,736
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $204 - $564

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. John Kelley's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, Guilford, CT, and Orange, CT. Dr. Kelley's clinical interests include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Kelley attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1591 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Eric Grubman is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Orange, CT, North Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Grubman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Exercise Physiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 107
  • Charge (avg.): $1,764 - $4,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $452 - $891

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
385 Church Street; Suite 102
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Hugh Taylor's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Taylor takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Taylor has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Miscarriage, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Grant Thomson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
111 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. James Thomson's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Thomson include general reconstruction, free flap breast reconstruction, and head and neck cancer reconstruction. His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Thomson performed his residency at Montreal General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Burn ... (Read more)

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
145 Durham Road; Suite 1
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Paul Coppola is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Coppola attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coppola speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Coppola has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 Samson Rock Drive; Meigswood Suite 1c
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Norman Ravski's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ravski is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Enzo Sella is an orthopedist. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Sella attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sella's areas of expertise consist of foot problems and ankle problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sella honors. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sella has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Bone ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 Samson Rock Drive; Meigswood Suite 1c
Madison, CT
 

Dr. Adina Chelouche practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Branford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chelouche is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Chelouche is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Whang specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Stamford, CT. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Whang honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Radiculopathy, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
385 Church Street; Suite 102
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patrizio accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Patrizio is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Ultrasound, in Vitro Fertilization, Female Infertility, Endoscopy, Male ... (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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