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Dr. Ikenna Chidume Okereke, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2 Dudley Street; Suite 470
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Ikenna Okereke is a chest surgeon. Dr. Okereke is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $712 - $4,659
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $229 - $1,506
Dr. Carolyn Kay Wiemers, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Carolyn McCourt's areas of specialization are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. McCourt is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. McCourt completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Anthony Michael Deluise Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Anthony Deluise specializes in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Deluise's clinical interests include shoulder surgery, upper extremity problems, and hand surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Cigna. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Deluise speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Belanger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1524 Atwood Avenue; Suite 140
Johnston, RI
 

Dr. Michael Belanger's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Belanger focuses on sports health and sports injuries. AARP, Prudential (PruCare), and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belanger honors. He has received distinctions including Brown Univ. Haffenreffer Ortho Research Award; Univ. Oklahoma Ortho Basic Science Research Award; and New England Hospital Engineers Soc Award. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Belanger's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Sports Injuries

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $654
Dr. Keith Oster Monchik, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Keith Monchik, who practices in Providence, RI, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and sports injuries. The average patient rating for Dr. Monchik is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Great-West Healthcare, Neighborhood Health Plan, MultiPlan, and more. Dr. Monchik obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Shalvoy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Robert Shalvoy is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include computer assisted surgery (CAS), knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Shalvoy's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Boston Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Shalvoy average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Computer Assisted Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,850
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $185
Dr. Matthew Joseph Plante, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Matthew Plante specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine and practices in Providence, RI. These areas are among Dr. Plante's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and sports injuries. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Plante is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries

Dr. Andrew Todd Green, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Dudley Street; Suite 200
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Andrew Green's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Green's clinical interests include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, and more. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Green attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Green (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), and Providence VA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack D Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
588 Pawtucket Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Jack Goldstein is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goldstein include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and elbow surgery. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Goldstein attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $179
Dr. Peter S Gill, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
333 School Street; Suite 213
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Peter Gill is a general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gill include cancer surgery, ulcers, and gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Gill is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at National Naval Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Harvard Vanguard Peabody. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gill's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aristides Ignacio Cruz Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Dudley Street; Suite 200
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Aristides Cruz is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) and Hasbro Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Cruz attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cruz takes.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Jennifer S Gass, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Jennifer Gass sees patients in Providence, RI. Her medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery, breast surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gass at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gass takes. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Gass attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Research Training Award, University of Maryland Medical School and Scholasatic Achievement Award, American Medical Women's Association Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Gass offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). Dr. Gass's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
588 Pawtucket Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Jonathan Gastel is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gastel include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. Dr. Gastel honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and First Health. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Society. Dr. Gastel offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gastel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Helena Olga Beatrice Taylor, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Dudley Street; Suite 180
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Helena Taylor specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Taylor's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, breast reconstruction revision, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor honors. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Taylor trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Marsall Scholar; National Merit Scholar; and Intern of the year. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Gender Reassignment Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Neal Graff, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
588 Pawtucket Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Steven Graff works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Graff has a special interest in hand problems and wrist surgery. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Surgery, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,914
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $482
Dr. Thomas F Dolnicek, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 420
Farmington Hills, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Dolnicek is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include female incontinence, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gynecologic surgery. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Dr. Dolnicek studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dolnicek completed a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Bladder Problems, Urinary ... (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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