We found 58 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept QualCare near Nutley, 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. 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. Virak Tan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
620 Essex Street; Suite 202
Harrison, 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)

Specializes in Urology
1033 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Venkata Marella specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. He attended Guntur Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Marella include robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. 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
Dr. Edmund S Liu, Md, Pa, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
207 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Edmund Liu is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, radiesse, and revision rhinoplasty. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Liu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, MultiPlan, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Liu attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Liu has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Laser Resurfacing, Nose Surgery, Chin ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $876
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $502
Dr. Michael Constantinos Milano, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
825 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Milano's medical specialty is general gynecology. 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. Dr. Milano's areas of expertise include menopause, uterine prolapse, and infertility. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Milano is an in-network provider for AARP, Cigna, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Vaginal Bleeding, Sonohysterography, Menometrorrhagia, Cervicitis, Pelvic Ultrasound, ... (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
1 Bay Avenue; Suite 3
Montclair, 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
825 Bloomfield Avenue; Suite 103, Fells Plaza Building.
Verona, 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
205 Browertown Road; Suite 101
Woodland Park, 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. Linda Luisi-Purdue, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
825 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Linda Luisi-Purdue's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Luisi-Purdue has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Luisi-Purdue include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. AARP, Cigna, and QualCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luisi-Purdue accepts. Dr. Luisi-Purdue is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. Robert P Caruso, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
464 Valley Brook Avenue
Lyndhurst, 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
Dr. Anthony Lawrence Cuppari, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
85 S Jefferson Street
Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Cuppari's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Cuppari's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, breast cancer, and melanoma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton and Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, Dr. Cuppari attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Cuppari has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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, Pancreatitis, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $4,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $725
Dr. Ravi N Rathi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
255 Route 3 E; Suite 215
Secaucus, NJ
 

Dr. Ravi Rathi is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Jersey City, NJ, Secaucus, NJ, and Wayne, NJ. He is affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rathi attended Gandhi Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rathi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Polish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $572
Dr. Neil J Russo, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
375 Mt. Pleasant Avenue; Suite 202
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Neil Russo practices general obstetrics & gynecology in West Orange, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and uterine prolapse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Russo attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Russo is 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russo accepts. 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)

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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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