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Joseph Dean Schmoker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, East Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Joseph Schmoker is a chest surgeon in Burlington, VT. His areas of clinical interest consist of mitral valve surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and thoracic aortic disease. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Schmoker takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Schmoker attended St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Mitral Valve Surgery, Heart Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Aortic Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $9,121
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,044
Kennith Hans Sartorelli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Kennith Sartorelli practices pediatric surgery. In his practice, Dr. Sartorelli focuses on minimally invasive surgery, burns, and trauma. He honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sartorelli is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sartorelli completed a residency program at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Burns, Trauma

Kevin Maguire, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
354 Mountain View Drive; 103
Colchester, VT
 

Dr. Kevin Maguire is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Colchester, VT. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maguire include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Maguire's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Maguire trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Commonwealth Scholar and Magna Cum Laude. He speaks Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Robert David Nesbit, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
354 Mountain View Drive; Suite 103
Colchester, VT
 

Dr. Robert Nesbit works as a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nesbit include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Nesbit's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Nesbit is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Wasef Abujaish, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Bariatrics
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Wasef Abujaish specializes in surgery and bariatrics (obesity treatment). Areas of expertise for Dr. Abujaish include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and abdominal hernia surgery. He is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Abujaish takes POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Craiova Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abujaish trained at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Abdominal Hernia Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $4,643
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $627
Daniel J. Bertges, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Daniel Bertges is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. In his practice, Dr. Bertges focuses on aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, and endovascular surgery. Dr. Bertges is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Bertges's medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Carotid Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery

James C. Hebert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. James Hebert's medical specialty is general surgery. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. In his practice, Dr. Hebert focuses on pancreas problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Hebert accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,505
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $685
Patrick Michael Forgione, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Bariatrics
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Patrick Forgione is a specialist in surgery and bariatrics (obesity treatment). He works in Burlington, VT and Williston, VT. His areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Forgione is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Forgione attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity

Adam Brent Shafritz, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 S Prospect Street
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Adam Shafritz is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Shafritz is especially interested in total shoulder replacement, wrist arthroscopy, and elbow replacement. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Shafritz honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Total Shoulder Replacement, Upper Extremity ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,464
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $419
Julie Adams Lahiri, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Julie Lahiri sees patients in Burlington, VT and Berlin, VT. Her medical specialty is vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lahiri include carotid artery disease, varicose veins, and aneurysm. She is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. She honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Carotid Artery Disease, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Venous Insufficiency, ... (Read more)

Mark Kenneth Plante, MD
Specializes in Urology
111 Colchester Avenue; East Pavilion - Level 5 Urology
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Mark Plante's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Plante has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Plante include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), cryosurgery, and kidney cancer. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Plante takes several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Plante trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He speaks French.

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Clinical Interests: Cryosurgery, Urinary Stones, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Urologic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $1,740 - $5,064
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $250 - $811
Elise Newhall Everett, MD. M SC
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
111 Colchester Avenue; Ambulatory Care Center, Main Pavilion, Level 4
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Elise Everett works as a gynecologic oncologist in Burlington, VT. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. These areas are among Dr. Everett's clinical interests: ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and vaginal cancer. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Everett honors. She is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Robotic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $6,293
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,035
Robert Michael Lobel, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Mcclure, Level 1
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Robert Lobel specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Lobel graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lobel include cardiac electrophysiological study and catheter ablation. He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lobel is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Catheter Ablation, Cardiac Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 105
  • Charge (avg.): $2,386 - $4,787
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $430 - $824
Scott D. Perrapato, DO
Specializes in Urology
111 Colchester Avenue; Floor 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Scott Perrapato practices urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Perrapato include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, robotic surgery, and urinary diversion. His professional affiliations include Fletcher Allen Health Care and The University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Perrapato studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Urinary Diversion, Robotic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $198 - $10,435
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $189 - $1,163
Brian William Nielsen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Pavilion, Level 4 Main Campus
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Brian Nielsen works as a general OB/GYN in Burlington, VT. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Nielsen's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery and high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Nielsen honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy

Edward Christopher Borrazzo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
111 Colchester Avenue; Main Campus, Main Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT
 

Dr. Edward Borrazzo is a general surgeon in Burlington, VT. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Borrazzo's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Borrazzo is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Borrazzo is affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $11,010
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,650

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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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