We found 50 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept QualCare near Nutley, NJ.

Dr. Godfrey Pinder M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
230 Sherman Avenue; Suite B
Glen Ridge, NJ
 

Dr. Godfrey Pinder's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Pinder's clinical interests include stent and endovascular surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center, Valley Health System (New Jersey), and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital and Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Stent, Endovascular Surgery

Naveen Ballem MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 4.95 stars (5 ratings)
230 Sherman Avenue
Glen Ridge, NJ
 

Dr. Naveen Ballem practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Glen Ridge, NJ. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ballem at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ballem accepts. Dr. Ballem is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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

Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
1033 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Venkata Marella is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. Dr. Marella attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. Dr. Marella's training includes a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $1,450 - $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $640 - $773
Mr. Stephen Crane MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.34 stars (56 ratings)
825 Bloomfield Avenue; Suite 103, Fells Plaza Building.
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Crane practices general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Crane is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Crane attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Crane accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Joseph M. Bellapianta MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1 Bay Avenue; Suite 3
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bellapianta's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bellapianta honors. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Bellapianta completed a residency program at Albany Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Bellapianta is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bellapianta is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Total Joint ... (Read more)

Mr. Michael Constantinos Milano MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
average rating 4.69 stars (28 ratings)
825 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Milano's area of specialization is general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Milano include menopause, uterine prolapse, and infertility. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Milano honors AARP, Cigna, QualCare, and more. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Milano attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Vaginal Bleeding, Sonohysterography, Menometrorrhagia, Cervicitis, Pelvic Ultrasound, Bladder ... (Read more)

Mrs. Linda Luisi-Purdue MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 2.74 stars (36 ratings)
825 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Linda Luisi-Purdue sees patients in West Orange, NJ and Verona, NJ. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her 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. Dr. Luisi-Purdue's clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Luisi-Purdue accepts AARP, Cigna, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Nexplanon, Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum Issues, Cesarean Section, Gardasil, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey A. Stock MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
average rating 1.25 stars (7 ratings)
205 Browertown Road; Suite 101
Woodland Park, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stock's medical specialty is pediatric urology. He has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stock's clinical interests include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Stock has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Top Doctors New Jersey Monthly; and Top Doctors New York Metro Area Castle Connolly. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 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. Edmund S. Liu M.D.
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
average rating 4.15 stars (15 ratings)
207 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Edmund Liu practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Verona, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include eyelid surgery, ultherapy, and non-surgical facelift. The average patient rating for Dr. Liu is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, MultiPlan, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Liu trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Sinus Surgery, YAG Laser Surgery, Brow Lift, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $876
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $502
Dr. Anthony L. Cuppari M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 3 stars (1 rating)
85 S Jefferson Street
Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Cuppari is a general surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Cuppari's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, breast cancer, and melanoma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton and Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cuppari is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Breast Issues, Gallstones, Abdominal Hernia, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $4,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $725
Dr. Robert P. Caruso MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
464 Valley Brook Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Caruso is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Caruso's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caruso include robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Mr. Neil J. Russo MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.29 stars (49 ratings)
375 Mt. Pleasant Avenue; Suite 202
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Neil Russo specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in West Orange, NJ. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Russo trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Russo include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Russo's professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Pelvic Ultrasound, Postpartum Issues, Cesarean Section, Gardasil, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ian Miller M.D.
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
average rating 3.29 stars (6 ratings)
659 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Miller is a specialist in urologic oncology. His clinical interests include bladder infection, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary 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
Dr. Stephen Ducey M.D.
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 4.22 stars (10 ratings)
45 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Ducey specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Nutley, NJ and Belleville, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ducey include arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Ducey is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Ducey attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Ducey a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ducey takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Montclair Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $7,223 - $11,153
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $115 - $1,198
Dr. Bernard Joel Lehrhoff M.D.
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Other
average rating 4.15 stars (10 ratings)
659 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Bernard Lehrhoff is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology. Patients gave Dr. Lehrhoff an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include genitourinary cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lehrhoff speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Genitourinary Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $8,129
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $2,128
Dr. Doreen Evelyn Degraaff M.D.
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.29 stars (70 ratings)
825 Bloomfield Avenue; Suite 103
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Doreen Degraaff specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Degraaff's clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Degraaff honors AARP, Cigna, QualCare, and more. She is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

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