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Dr. Emile A Bacha, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
703 Main Street; Patterson Office
Patterson, NJ
 

Dr. Emile Bacha is a cardiac surgeon, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, and vascular surgeon. Dr. Bacha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, German, and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bacha include 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 obtained his medical school training at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Bacha average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bacha include: New York Super Doctors; 2015-2016: New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and Finalist, Young Investigators Award, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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

Dr. Godfrey C Pinder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
15 Kiel Avenue
Kinnelon, NJ
 

Dr. Godfrey Pinder's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Kinnelon, NJ, Glen Ridge, NJ, and Ridge, NJ. Dr. Pinder's clinical interests include stent and endovascular surgery. He honors 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. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center, Valley Health System (New Jersey), and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Stent, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Vadim Gritsus, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
7 Industrial Road; Suite 203
Pequannock, NJ
 

Dr. Vadim Gritsus specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Pequannock, NJ and Paramus, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gritsus include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Dr. Gritsus has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Dr. Gritsus attended Saint Petersburg I.P. Pavlov Medical University for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center, Valley Health System (New Jersey), and Advanced Surgical Solutions.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

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

Specializes in Urology
1211 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 300
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Venkata Marella is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Clifton, NJ and Wayne, NJ. Dr. Marella graduated from Guntur Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Marella trained at Maimonides Medical Center. He is especially interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Marella is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional 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

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
525 Wanaque Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ
 

Dr. David Fink is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fink's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic gallbladder removal, wounds, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center, Valley Health System (New Jersey), and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Fink's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Wounds, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal

Dr. Richard C. E. Anderson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
703 Main Street; Patterson Office
Patterson, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Anderson is a specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include second opinions, spine reconstruction, and neck pain. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System (New Jersey), and ColumbiaDoctors. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Anderson welcomes new patients. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Bergen County Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.

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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, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph M Bellapianta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
764 Franklin Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Bellapianta is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Bellapianta graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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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. Jeffrey A Stock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
205 Browertown Road; Suite 101
Woodland Park, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stock works as a pediatric urologist. His average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stock's areas of expertise include the following: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He takes Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He 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. Dr. Stock's professional affiliations include 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. Grace Kim Mandigo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
 

Dr. Grace Mandigo's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mandigo include disc problems, brain aneurysm embolization (coiling), and hemifacial spasm. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System (New Jersey), and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Mandigo is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Mandigo speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, brain aneurysm embolization (coiling), minimally invasive surgery, endovascular aneurysm repair, endovascular surgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Hemifacial Spasm, Brain Aneurysm Embolization, Tumor, Meningioma, Microsurgery, Head ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
244 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 1025
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Delatorre's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Delatorre speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: immunotherapy, viral hepatitis, and liver cancer. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Delatorre attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Urology
1777 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 304
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Seth Levine is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Wayne, NJ. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), kidney stones, and tumor. Patient ratings for Dr. Levine average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He 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 ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery
601 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 101
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Ugras is a hand surgeon and general surgeon in Paramus, NJ and Wayne, NJ. In addition to English, Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. Dr. Ugras's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Ugras's medical residency was performed at Morristown Memorial Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Sheila F Newman, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Other, Gynecology
759 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Sheila Newman's areas of specialization are surgery and gynecology; she sees patients in Wayne, NJ, Montville, NJ, and Hewitt, NJ. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Newman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Newman is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Newman has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System (New Jersey).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

Dr. Albert O Kwon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
85 Harristown Road; Suite 105
Glen Rock, NJ
 

Dr. Albert Kwon practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Glen Rock, NJ and Ridgewood, NJ. Dr. Kwon's clinical interests include male incontinence, female incontinence, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Kwon is professionally affiliated with Chilton Medical Center and Valley Health System (New Jersey).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Specializes in Urology
1211 Hamburg Turnpike; Suite 300
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. John Sanzone's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Sanzone is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanzone accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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 Adult Gastroenterology
1777 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Katzman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Katzman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katzman accepts. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital, and NYU Langone. Dr. Katzman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Endoscopic Surgery, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, ... (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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