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Dr Angela Jack Glasnapp MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
193 Morris Avenue; 2nd Floor
Springfield, NJ

Dr. Angela Glasnapp's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Glasnapp attended medical school at New York Medical College. Her professional affiliations include JFK Hospital and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gas ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $24,998
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $437
Dr Alexander D Abkin MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 4.86 stars out of 5 (137 ratings)
83 Hanover Road; Suite 190
Florham Park, NJ

Dr. Alexander Abkin is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Florham Park, NJ, Plainfield, NJ, and Edison, NJ. Patient reviews placed Dr. Abkin at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gallstones, and abdominal hernia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and JFK Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Abkin is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Nutrition Issues, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Abdom ... (Read more)

Dr Nicholas A Bertha DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
83 Hanover Road; Suite 190
Florham Park, NJ

Dr. Nicholas Bertha, who practices in Florham Park, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Somerset, NJ, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Dr. Bertha attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He has indicated that his clinical interests include obesity, gallstones, and abdominal hernia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bertha accepts. Dr. Bertha (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Bertha's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey).

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Abdominal Hernia, Obesi ... (Read more)

Craig R Saunders MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Adult Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
201 Lyons Avenue; Suite G5
Newark, NJ

Dr. Craig Saunders practices cardiac surgery, adult cardiology, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests encompass heart surgery and robotic surgery. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saunders honors. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Saunders is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr James P Buwen DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
193 Morris Avenue; 2nd Floor
Springfield, NJ

Dr. James Buwen's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Springfield, NJ and Hoboken, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Buwen include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Buwen attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Buwen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Gallstones, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscop ... (Read more)

Dr Joseph P Fodero Jr PA MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
Average rating 4.21 stars out of 5 (69 ratings)
220 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ

Dr. Joseph Fodero is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fodero include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Fodero average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fodero is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Endoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fill ... (Read more)

Sean Louis Lager MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.86 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
260 South Orange Avenue; 107
Livingston, NJ

Dr. Sean Lager, who practices in Clifton, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Englewood, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Lager is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Jersey City Medical Center. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lager is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Total Hip Replacement, Bone Problems, Total Knee ... (Read more)

Dr Debra R Tarantino MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 2.55 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
231 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ

Dr. Debra Tarantino practices colon & rectal surgery. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. These areas are among Dr. Tarantino's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, crohn's disease, and colon problems. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tarantino accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, H ... (Read more)

Guillem GonzalezLomas MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder replacement, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. Patients rated Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care, and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy

All Interests: Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Surgery, Knee Surgery, Achilles Tendon Rupture, Orthopedic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr Jeremiah S Redstone MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.84 stars out of 5 (26 ratings)
200 South Orange Avenue; Suite 112
Livingston, NJ

Dr. Jeremiah Redstone is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Redstone include voluma, kybella injection, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Redstone is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey), and Mount Sinai Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Richmond University Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Redstone is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; SuperDoctors New York; and New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , Laser Liposuction, SmartLipo, Tumescent Liposuction, Mini Facelift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Butt Augmentation, Chin I ... (Read more)

Dr John M Simonetti MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 4.31 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
233 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, NJ

Dr. John Simonetti is a specialist in general gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Simonetti is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Simonetti's medical residency was performed at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

All Interests: Intrauterine Device Insertion, Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum Issues, Cesarean Section, Gardasil, Vag ... (Read more)

Dr Michael Harold Rieber FACS MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.79 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
609 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ

Dr. Michael Rieber is a physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rieber studied medicine at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rieber include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rieber is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rieber is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr Nancy Ann Kaplan DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
50 Union Avenue; Suite 602
Irvington, NJ

Dr. Nancy Kaplan's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kaplan's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and bone problems. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaplan (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Bone Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Bunions, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr Marc A Greenstein DO
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.41 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
741 Northfield Avenue; Suite 206
West Orange, NJ

Dr. Marc Greenstein practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Somerville, NJ, Rahway, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. Dr. Greenstein obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Great-West Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenstein is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Bladder Infection, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

Michael Warren Kuchera MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Average rating 3.99 stars out of 5 (29 ratings)
140 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ

Dr. Michael Kuchera's specialty is general gynecology. His clinical interests include gynecological problems, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Kuchera's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kuchera trained at Magee Women's Hospital. Dr. Kuchera's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuchera takes. Dr. Kuchera is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Infertility, Miscarriage, Multiple Pregnancy, P ... (Read more)

David Lin MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Podiatry
Average rating 3.92 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
609 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ

Dr. David Lin is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric podiatry specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, ACL reconstruction, and hip injury. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Virtua Physician Partners, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Lin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Bone Problems, Fractu ... (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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