We found 70 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Newark, NJ.

Dr. Godfrey C Pinder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
230 Sherman Avenue; Suite B
Glen Ridge, NJ
 

Dr. Godfrey Pinder specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Pinder's areas of clinical interest consist of stent and endovascular surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Valley Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pinder's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Temple University Hospital and Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Stent, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Ralph S Mosca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Ralph Mosca's medical specialty is pediatric cardiac surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mosca average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mosca's clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart tumor, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mosca takes. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Mosca completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Stenosis, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Kawasaki Disease, Aortic Valve Repair, Pulmonary Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
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Dr. Naveen Ballem, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
230 Sherman Avenue
Glen Ridge, NJ
 

Dr. Naveen Ballem practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. In Dr. Ballem's practice, he is particularly interested in sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic gastric banding. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Ballem attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $9,472
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,081
Dr. Craig R Saunders, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Adult Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery
201 Lyons Avenue; Suite G5
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Saunders sees patients in Newark, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, adult cardiology, and thoracic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Saunders is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Robin Michael Gehrmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
90 Bergen Street; Doc 1200
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Robin Gehrmann's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and sports health. Dr. Gehrmann is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Gehrmann attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Bone Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Calin Stefan Moucha, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
30 Bergen Street; Admc 12 1205
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Calin Moucha is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Moucha include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moucha's practice is open to new patients. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moucha (or staff) speaks Spanish, Romanian, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Meniscectomy, Revision Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Virak Tan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
90 Bergen Street; Doc 1200
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Virak Tan works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Tan has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and wrist problems. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Galaxy Health Network, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Tan attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Khmer, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Bone Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth Robert Queler, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
45 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Seth Queler is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Queler is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. Dr. Queler's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Joseph M Bellapianta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36 Newark Avenue; Suite 220
Belleville, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta is an orthopedist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bellapianta include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bellapianta attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Bellapianta has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen E Crane, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Crane's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Crane is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. Dr. Crane is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Crane's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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

Dr. Jeffrey A Stock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
201 Lyons Avenue; L5
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stock's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Stock obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Clinical interests for Dr. Stock include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stock takes Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Top Doctors New Jersey Monthly; and Top Doctors New York Metro Area Castle Connolly. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida), and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Varicocele, Pyeloplasty, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Greenstein, DO
Specializes in Urology
700 North Broad Street; Suite 302
Elizabeth, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Greenstein's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Greenstein's clinical interests: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and infertility. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Great-West Healthcare, and more. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Greenstein attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Greenstein's professional affiliations include 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, Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Bladder Infection, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17 Jauncey Avenue
North Arlington, NJ
 

Dr. Kent Lerner's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Lerner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lerner include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Lerner is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lerner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
776 East Third Avenue
Roselle, NJ
 

Dr. Malcolm Schwartz practices urologic oncology in Westfield, NJ, Cranford, NJ, and Roselle, NJ. Before completing his residency at Grandview Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Schwartz speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Female ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $3,072 - $8,129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $204 - $2,128
Dr. Robert P Caruso, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
243 Chestnut Street
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Caruso's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Caruso is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mark Ian Miller, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
659 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Miller's specialty is urologic oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Miller's clinical interests: bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $8,129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,128

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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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