We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna PPO near Brick, NJ.

Dr. Arthur Kong Chow Mark, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Route 88 West; Suite 100
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Mark specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Mark include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient ratings for Dr. Mark average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Mark is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $947 - $989
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $592 - $615
Dr. Stephen Edward Small, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2446 Church Road; Suite 2e
Toms River, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Small works as a plastic surgeon in Toms River, NJ and Manahawkin, NJ. Dr. Small's areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ocean Medical Center and Community Hospital. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at South Pointe Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Patients rated Dr. Small highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, and more. He has received the distinction of Oceans Happen List-Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice for Ocean County.

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Relevant Interests: , MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur P Vasen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Route 88 West
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Vasen's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Ocean, NJ, Brick, NJ, and Freehold, NJ. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vasen is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Vasen has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Great-West Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vasen takes.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Morris Schulman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
101 Prospect Street; Suite 214
Lakewood, NJ
 

Dr. William Schulman is a medical specialist in general surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schulman at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast cancer. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Schulman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Community Hospital, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $864
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $318
Dr. Jarrod Peter Kaufman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
525 Route 70 East; Suite 1b
Brick, NJ
 

Dr. Jarrod Kaufman specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaufman has indicated that his clinical interests include breast surgery. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman trained at Lankenau Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Martin P Michalewski, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1 Route 70 West
Lakewood, NJ
 

Dr. Martin Michalewski is an urogynecology specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michalewski's areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center, Community Hospital, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. Dr. Michalewski takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of Gdansk and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Urogynecological Problems, Robotic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 54
  • Charge (avg.): $2,570 - $2,604
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $676 - $995

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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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