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Dr Emile A Bacha MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
Average rating 3.15 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
703 Main Street
Patterson, NJ

Dr. Emile Bacha is a cardiac surgeon, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, and vascular surgeon. Dr. Bacha (or staff) speaks Arabic, German, and French. He has a special interest in congenital heart disease and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and St. Joseph's Health System. He attended Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bacha's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bacha's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; 2015-2016: New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and Finalist, Young Investigators Award, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

All Interests: Heart Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Dr Godfrey Pinder MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
15 Kiel Avenue
Kinnelon, NJ

Dr. Godfrey Pinder's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Kinnelon, NJ, Glen Ridge, NJ, and Ridge, NJ. In Dr. Pinder's practice, he is particularly interested in stent and endovascular surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Dr. Pinder is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, and Valley Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Endovascular Surgery

All Interests: Stent, Endovascular Surgery

Dr Vadim Gritsus MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
Average rating 4.76 stars out of 5 (36 ratings)
7 Industrial Road; Suite 203
Pequannock, NJ

Dr. Vadim Gritsus is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Dr. Gritsus's professional affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System. Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gritsus honors. He attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gritsus is conversant in Russian.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gallstones, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1033 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ

Dr. Venkata Marella is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Marella's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Marella attended Guntur Medical College for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Joseph M Bellapianta MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
764 Franklin Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bellapianta include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bellapianta's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Albany Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH), Clara Maass Medical Center, and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice 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)

Richard CE Anderson MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
Average rating 3.71 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
703 Main Street
Patterson, NJ

Dr. Richard Anderson's medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Anderson's areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, spine reconstruction, and neck pain. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Anderson include: Bergen County Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

All Interests: Second Opinions, Spine Reconstruction, Head Injury, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Bra ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 3.12 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
19-21 Fair Lawn Avenue; 2nd Floor
Fair Lawn, NJ

Dr. David Fink is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic gallbladder removal, wounds, and gallstones. Dr. Fink has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Fink's hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, and Valley Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal

All Interests: Wounds, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal

Dr Grace Kim Mandigo MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery

Dr. Grace Mandigo's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Mandigo attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Mandigo's areas of expertise include disc problems, brain aneurysm embolization (coiling), and hemifacial spasm. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Mandigo's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH). Dr. Mandigo has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Brain Aneurysm Embolization, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, Endovascular Surgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Brain Aneurysm Embolization, Head Injury, Brain Cancer, Skull Base Surgery, Gamma Kni ... (Read more)

Andrew Nelson De La Torre MD
Specializes in General Surgery
703 Main Street; Regan 2007
Paterson, NJ

Dr. Andrew Delatorre works as a general surgeon. Dr. Delatorre's areas of expertise include immunotherapy, viral hepatitis, and liver cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Delatorre is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Immunotherapy, Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Su ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.29 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1777 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 304
Wayne, NJ

Dr. Seth Levine's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Levine is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and tumor. Dr. Levine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Levine is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Tumor, Kidney Stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Can ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
601 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 101
Wayne, NJ

Dr. Steven Ugras is a specialist in hand surgery and general surgery. He works in Paramus, NJ and Wayne, NJ. Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Ugras's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ugras's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Tendon Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ca ... (Read more)

Sheila F Newman MD
Specializes in Surgery, Other, Gynecology
Average rating 4.54 stars out of 5 (52 ratings)
759 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ

Dr. Sheila Newman specializes in surgery and gynecology and practices in Wayne, NJ, Montville, NJ, and Hewitt, NJ. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Newman highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors. Dr. Newman's professional affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Minimall ... (Read more)

Dr Albert O Kwon MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
85 Harristown Road; Suite 105
Glen Rock, NJ

Dr. Albert Kwon is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kwon include male incontinence, female incontinence, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Kwon attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Pro ... (Read more)

Steven W Domnitz MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
Average rating 4.78 stars out of 5 (82 ratings)
1777 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 202
Wayne, NJ

Dr. Steven Domnitz is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. His areas of expertise include endometriosis and robotic surgery. Dr. Domnitz is affiliated with Chilton Medical Center. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at New York Downtown Hospital. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Domnitz has received professional recognition including the following: Wayne Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endometriosis, Robotic Surgery

Dr John J Sanzone MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1033 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ

Dr. John Sanzone practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Sanzone's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanzone is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanzone (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $3,070
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $804

Specializes in Urology
Average rating 4.03 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
1033 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ

Dr. James Zinman is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Zinman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center. Dr. Zinman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zinman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,125
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $772
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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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