We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near New York, NY.

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Edward Shlasko
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Oncology
1275 York Avenue; Between 67th and 68th Streets
New York, NY

Dr. Edward Shlasko's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and oncology (cancer care). Clinical interests for Dr. Shlasko include groin hernia, pyloric stenosis, and colectomy (colon resection). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Shlasko graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shlasko include: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctors in New York New York Magazine/Castle Connolly; and Arthur H. Aufses, Sr. Prize in Surgery The Mount Sinai Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). Dr. Shlasko is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic fundoplication, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Pyloric Stenosis, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
Mount Sinai Queens Ambulatory Pavilion; 25-20 30th Avenue, 5th Floor
Astoria, NY

Dr. Eric Edwards, who practices in New York, NY and Astoria, NY, is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Edwards attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Edwards include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. Dr. Edwards accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Pheochromocytoma, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,185 - $1,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $457 - $729
Dr. Charles Kenneth Herman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1050 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Charles Herman works as a plastic surgeon in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Herman's areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; "Iraq Star Award," Rebuilding America's Warriors, reconstructive surgery to American veterans; and US News and World Report, Top Doctors. Dr. Herman is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi.

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Relevant Interests: , Lifestyle Lift, MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie C Ongchin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Melanie Ongchin practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Ongchin trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ongchin include cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and stomach cancer. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ongchin has received the following distinctions: Administrative fellow for the Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh; Nominated for the Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award; and 1 st Place Oral Presentation, University at Buffalo Department of Surgery Research Day. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ervin Teper, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
6323 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Ervin Teper's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Teper completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and testicular cancer. Dr. Teper is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Robotic Prostatectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $2,805
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $286
Dr. David Anthony Ehrlich, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
550 1st Avenue; Nyu Medical Center, Department of Surgery
New York, NY

Dr. David Ehrlich's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, tattoo removal, and male tummy tuck. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, CO2 Laser Treatment, Laser ... (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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