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Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
258 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, Orange, CT, and Branford, CT. Dr. Cohen studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cohen honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cohen has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Ross Jason Richer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2909 Main Street; 2nd Floor
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Ross Richer is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Richer accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Richer (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Richer has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan M Reznik, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
30 Commerce Park; Suite 3b
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Alan Reznik works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in New Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, and Branford, CT. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reznik is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Reznik is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500 - $3,705
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $190 - $387

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4675 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Edward Lane's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Lane (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Lane is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Lane is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lane takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Allergies, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Miriam J Sivkin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
247 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Miriam Sivkin is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sivkin has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Sivkin attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Sivkin is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, Postmenopause, Women's Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2900 Main Street
Stratford, 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2909 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Robert Stanton is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Stanton's areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Stanton has received the distinction of Edward John Noble Foundation Fellow, Columbia University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stanton welcomes new patients.

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

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Kim Fletcher works as a general OB/GYN in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. Dr. Fletcher's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at New York Hospital. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fletcher is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Cryosurgery, Postmenopause, Multiple ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
3180 Main Street; Suite 305
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. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20 Commerce Park
Milford, 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 Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2909 Main Street; 2nd Floor
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Henry Backe practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Stratford, CT, Shelton, CT, and Fairfield, CT. Dr. Backe (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Backe attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Backe is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $517

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2909 Main Street
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. John Awad specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Awad honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Awad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Lumbar Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
258 Broad Street
Milford, 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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Pringle speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
30 Commerce Park; Suite 3b
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bernstein's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Hamden, CT and Milford, CT. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bernstein accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Congenital Hand ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2909 Main Street; 2nd Floor
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Robert Dawe, who practices in Fairfield, CT, Stratford, CT, and Shelton, CT, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dawe is a graduate of New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Dawe is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dawe is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dawe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Lumbar Stenosis, Fractures

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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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