We found 86 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
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
56-45 Main Street; 3rd Floor, Room 387
Flushing, NY

Dr. Samuel Lang is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Lang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lang include aortic aneurysm, heart valve surgery, and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. Dr. Lang is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. Before performing his residency 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 attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lang has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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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 Surgery ... (Read more)

Paul Lee MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 4.64 stars out of 5 (54 ratings)
270-05 76th Avenue; Suite, Oncology Building
New Hyde Park, NY

Dr. Paul Lee is a thoracic surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH). He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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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
Charles Mack MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY

Dr. Charles Mack specializes in cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mack include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and heart valve surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Mack honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. His distinctions include: Distinguished Housestaff Award, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Merle Wood Scholar of the Andrew G. Morrow Society of Cardiovascular; and Surgeons Research Award. Dr. Mack speaks 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)

Nitsana A Spigland MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 2.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
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. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spigland include cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Spigland average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Spigland 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, Surgical Procedures, T ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Astoria, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Bronx, NY. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), achalasia, and diagnostic bronchoscopy. Dr. Lee accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Bronx VA Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Fundoplication

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

Dr Bradley Franklin Schwack MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 4.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY

Dr. Bradley Schwack, who practices in Pomona, NY, New York, NY, and Staten Island, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach problems, hernia surgery, and hernia. Dr. Schwack is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schwack honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Schwack has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal

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

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
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. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Wolf is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Wolf has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Hebrew. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

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

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

Dr. Andrew Nguyen specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. Dr. Nguyen graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive esophageal surgery, achalasia, and lung cancer surgery. He takes Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Esophageal Surgery, VATS Lung Surgery

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

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

Dr. P. Oh is a pediatric surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Oh's clinical interests: cancer surgery, abnormal prenatal diagnosis, and thyroid surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Oh's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Oh (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr Dimitrios Vasileios Avgerinos MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
56-45 Main Street; Room 3s-387
Flushing, NY

Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Avgerinos's areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Avgerinos is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

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

Geoffrey H Westrich MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Union Turnpike; 176-60 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY

Dr. Geoffrey Westrich practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fresh Meadows, NY and New York, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Westrich include knee problems, sports health, and minimally invasive knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Westrich honors AARP, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His distinctions include: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; New York Super Doctors; and "Best Doctors in New York,". He speaks 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, Revision Surgery, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Answorth A Allen MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.03 stars out of 5 (30 ratings)
Union Turnpike; 176-60 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY

Dr. Answorth Allen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Allen trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient ratings for Dr. Allen average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital for Special Surgery. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Allen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

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

Alex Jenny KyMiyasaka MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 3.4 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY

Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. She works in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, colon cancer, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Associates. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ky-Miyasaka accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for her residency. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Colon Polypectomy, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Perianal ... (Read more)

Steven Rokito MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.65 stars out of 5 (257 ratings)
611 Northern Boulevard; Suite 200
Great Neck, NY

Dr. Steven Rokito is an orthopedist in Great Neck, NY and East Meadow, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Rokito's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), and Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Rokito completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

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

Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (47 ratings)
833 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY

Dr. Daniel Roshan works as a perinatologist and obstetrician in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Roshan include minimally invasive surgery, multiple pregnancy (e.g. twins), and contraception (birth control). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roshan completed residency programs at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Roshan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Polish. His professional affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery

All Interests: Contraception, Genetic Counseling, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Gynecologic Surgery, Pregnancy Ult ... (Read more)

Steven Batash MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.71 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
9712 63rd Drive; 1d
Rego Park, NY

Dr. Steven Batash is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Batash (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Batash include gallbladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Bellevue Hospital, and NYU Langone. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Batash takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Endoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gallstones, Gallbladder Cancer, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gall ... (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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