We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Great-West Healthcare near West Islip, NY.

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Angelica M. Hernandez M.D.
Specializes in General Gynecology
average rating 2.7 stars (12 ratings)
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Angelica Hernandez is a general gynecology specialist. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Hernandez's professional affiliations include Northwell Health and Southside Hospital. She honors HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Hernandez graduated from the University of Valle and then she performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Genital Warts, Contraception, Pap Test, Ectopic ... (Read more)

Ms. Jacqueline A. Ammirata MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 3 stars (13 ratings)
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Jacqueline Ammirata is a West Islip, NY physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ammirata's areas of expertise include genital warts, menopause, and contraception (birth control). She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Ammirata is professionally affiliated with Northwell Health and Southside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Genital Warts, Contraception, Pap Test, Ectopic ... (Read more)

Ms. Maria E. Lockhart MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 3.16 stars (28 ratings)
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Maria Lockhart is a West Islip, NY physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lockhart include laparoscopic hysterectomy, genital warts, and menopause. Dr. Lockhart is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lockhart performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Genital Warts, Contraception, Pap Test, Ectopic ... (Read more)

Mr. Peter A. Judge MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 3.94 stars (15 ratings)
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Peter Judge is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Judge include genital warts, high risk pregnancy, and contraception (birth control). HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Judge accepts. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Genital Warts, Contraception, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Margarita Jurak M.D.
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 2.7 stars (6 ratings)
320 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Margarita Jurak is a general OB/GYN. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, genital warts, and high risk pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Jurak average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jurak is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. After completing medical school at Medical Academy of Latvia, Dr. Jurak performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Queens Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Genital Warts, Contraception, Ectopic Pregnancy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual ... (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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