We found 75 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna near Flushing, NY.

Dr. Samuel Jones Lang, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Queens; 56-45 Main Street, Suite Wa100
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Samuel Lang sees patients in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, heart valve surgery, and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. Dr. Lang is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Lang has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Dr. Lang is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
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    99.1%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.6 times the average?
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  • Based on 399 patients (2009-2011)
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Paul Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
136-17 39th Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Paul Lee's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $2,900 - $13,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $247 - $1,615
Dr. Charles A Mack, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Queens; 56-45 Main Street, Suite Wa100
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Charles Mack works as a heart surgeon. Dr. Mack's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mack completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: Distinguished Housestaff Award, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Merle Wood Scholar of the Andrew G. Morrow Society of Cardiovascular; and Surgeons Research Award. Dr. Mack is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Nitsana A Spigland, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
26-19 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Bayside, NY
 

Dr. Nitsana Spigland's specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and pediatric thoracic surgery. She practices in New York, NY and Bayside, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spigland honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. She has received the following distinctions: New York Magazine "Best Doctors in NYC"; Castle Connolly "America's Top Doctors"; and New York SuperDoctor, an honor awarded just 5% of New York physicians. Dr. Spigland (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Korean, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Hirschsprung Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue; 2nd Floor
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Lee is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), achalasia, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Lee welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic fundoplication

All Interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwack's areas of expertise include the following: stomach problems, hernia surgery, and hernia. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Schwack completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Gallstones, Fundoplication, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Request An Appointment; 82-68 164th Street
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Wolf, who practices in Jamaica, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Wolf studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. She honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Wolf speaks Hebrew. Dr. Wolf is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Pilyung Stephen Oh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. P. Oh practices pediatric surgery. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Oh's clinical interests include cancer surgery, abnormal prenatal diagnosis, and thyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Oh is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Neonatal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
56-45 Main Street; Suite Wa100
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Nguyen's specialty is cardiac surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive esophageal surgery, achalasia, and lung cancer surgery. He takes Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive esophageal surgery, robotic surgery, VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Esophageal Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Nissen ... (Read more)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Request An Appointment; 140-04 58th Road
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Fouad Lajam is a thoracic surgery specialist in Flushing, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Dr. Lajam is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. After attending Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Lajam completed his residency training at Elmhurst Hospital Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Lung Lobectomy, Tuberculosis, Thymectomy, Tracheostomy, Esophageal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $6,740
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $605
Dr. Dimitrios Vasileios Avgerinos, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
56-45 Main Street; Room 3s-387
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Avgerinos is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Avgerinos include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Avgerinos honors. Dr. Avgerinos is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Valve Repair, Mitral Valve Replacement, Mitral ... (Read more)

Geoffrey H. Westrich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
176-60 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY
 

Dr. Geoffrey Westrich is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Westrich average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Westrich include knee problems, sports health, and minimally invasive knee replacement. He is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Westrich attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Westrich completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received professional recognition including the following: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and "Best Doctors in New York,". He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Revision Surgery, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Steven Rokito, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
611 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Steven Rokito is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rokito include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rokito's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Answorth A. Allen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
176-60 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY
 

Dr. Answorth Allen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Fresh Meadows, NY, New York, NY, and Uniondale, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen takes. Dr. Allen attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua L Fox, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
188 Street; 58-47
Fresh Meadows, NY
 

Dr. Joshua Fox's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and moles. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fox accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Fox obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fox has received include Castle Connolly Top Doctor; New York Top Docs; and Doctor's Choice Awards, City Winner, Fresh Meadows. In addition to English, Dr. Fox (or staff) speaks Spanish and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Eczema, Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Anthony Bosco III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Other, Sports Medicine
89-06 135th Street; Suite 7c
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Bosco is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He works in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Jamaica, NY. His clinical interests include sports health, knee arthroscopy, and ankle surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Center for Musculoskeletal Care. Dr. Bosco is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Bosco has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bosco (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (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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