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
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1275 York Avenue; Between 67th and 68th Streets
New York, NY

Dr. Edward Shlasko is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and oncology (cancer care). His clinical interests include groin hernia, pyloric stenosis, and colectomy (colon resection). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Viant, and Coventry Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shlasko obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Shlasko is affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH). He 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 Fundoplication, ... (Read more)

Dr Eric David Edwards MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
25-20 30th Avenue; 5th Floor
Astoria, NY

Dr. Eric Edwards' specialty is bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Edwards include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), colectomy (colon resection), and colon cancer. Dr. Edwards is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Doctors and Mount Sinai Hospital. He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Edwards is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Pheochromocytoma, Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, H ... (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
Charles K Herman MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (23 ratings)
1050 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Charles Herman is a specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Herman is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Herman studied medicine at Albany Medical College. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi.

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Relevant Interests: , Lifestyle Lift, MACS Facelift, Tumescent Liposuction, Endoscopic Surgery, Mini Facelift

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

Dr Melanie Ongchin MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
520 East 70th Street; Starr 8
New York, NY

Dr. Melanie Ongchin's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She practices in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and stomach cancer. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Ongchin honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ongchin obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Her distinctions include: 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

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

Ervin Teper MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
745 64th Street; 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Ervin Teper's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Brooklyn, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Teper include bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and testicular cancer. Dr. Teper takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Robotic Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney ... (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 Surgery
550 1st Avenue; Nyu Medical Center, Department of Surgery
New York, NY

Dr. David Ehrlich's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include monsplasty (pubic lift), dermabrasion, and tattoo removal. Dr. Ehrlich takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , MACS Facelift

All Interests: Monsplasty, Dermabrasion, CoolSculpting, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, CO2 Lase ... (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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