We found 7 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Workers' Compensation near Riverhead, NY.

Dr. Frederick B Gutman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
54 Commerce Drive; Suite 7
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Frederick Gutman sees patients in East Setauket, NY and Riverhead, NY. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Gutman's clinical interests include brain aneurysm, acoustic neuroma, and herniated disc. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Dysplasia, Hydrocephalus, Herniated Disc, Brain Cancer, Compression ... (Read more)

Dr. Raphael P Davis, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
54 Commerce Drive; Suite 7
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Rapheal Davis' area of specialization is neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Davis's clinical interests: brain aneurysm, pituitary tumor, and acoustic neuroma. The average patient rating for Dr. Davis is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis takes. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Davis attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Dysplasia, Hydrocephalus, Herniated Disc, Brain Cancer, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Chesler, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
54 Commerce Drive; Suite 7
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. David Chesler's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. He honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Chesler graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Lobectomy, Removal of Lesion, Hydrocephalus, Endoscopic Surgery, Spina Bifida, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Michael Kim, MD
Specializes in Urology
54 Commerce Drive; Suite 5
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Jason Kim's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystocele, Neurostimulation, Research, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,086
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,118
Dr. Howard L Adler, MD
Specializes in Urology
54 Commerce Drive; Suite5
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Howard Adler is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Adler graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Clinical Trials, Cysts, Brachytherapy, Research, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Fan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
951 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Roger Fan practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Stony Brook, NY, Wading River, NY, and Hampton Bays, NY. His areas of expertise consist of cardiac electrophysiological study, atrial fibrillation, and radiofrequency ablation. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fan graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fan include: New York Rising Stars; Harvard Medical School Excellence in Teaching Award; and Peter F. Cohn Excellence in Teaching Award, Division of Cardiology, Stony Brook University. Dr. Fan is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, Radiofrequency ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $4,000 - $8,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $577 - $1,044
Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
54 Commerce Drive; Suite 5
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Massimiliano Spaliviero is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Hampton Bays, NY. These areas are among Dr. Spaliviero's clinical interests: bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and clinical trials. He honors HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Tumor, Clinical Trials, Pheochromocytoma, ... (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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