Center for Modern Surgery

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The Center for Modern Surgery (CMS) is an independent outpatient surgical facility – also known as an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) – providing multi-specialty care for patients needing general, urological, gynecological, pain management, and other surgeries. CMS is fully licensed and certified with state-of-the-art equipment to protect each patient’s health and well-being, and was designed with the safety, comfort, and privacy of each patient in mind.

Our medical staff is trained in the most advanced aspects of laparoscopic surgery. They are caring, sensitive, and concerned about patients’ well-being, and they are dedicated to making every experience a positive one. Patients’ comfort and safety are top priorities for the CMS team, and we strive to provide superior surgical outcomes and outstanding medical care, at all times.

The highly advanced surgical techniques used at our surgery center allow patients to recover sooner, in the comfort of their homes. For long-distance travelers, out of town patients and patients whose families reside out of state, there are several local hotels we would be happy to recommend.

Changing our patients’ lives for the better is our top priority.

Benefits of ASCs

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) are modern healthcare facilities providing outpatient surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures. By providing a more convenient alternative to hospital-based procedures, ASCs have transformed the outpatient experience for millions of Americans—and have done so with a strong track record of quality care and positive patient outcomes.

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Unparalleled Expertise

The Center for Modern Surgery specializes in advanced minimally invasive procedures. Our state-of-the-art center is fully equipped for nearly all types of general, urological, gynecologic, and pain management surgery.

Below is a list of physicians credentialed to perform surgery at CMS according to specialty:

GYN Surgery General Surgery
Shaghayegh Denoble, MD Michael Nusbaum, MD
Consetta Cheatam, MD Mikhail Botinov, DO
Natalya Danilyants, MD Vadim Gristus, MD
Amir Friedman, MD Joseph Raccuia, MD
Kamran Khazai, MD
Lora Liu, MD Pain Management
Paul Mackoul, MD Aditya Patel, MD
Julia Riftine, MD
Robert Rubino, MD Urology
Faraj Touchan, MD Yaniv Larish, MD
Craig Wiener, MD
Theodore Witter, MD
Andrea Vidali, MD


Below is a list of the most common procedures performed:

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (With or Without Removal of Ovaries)

Minimally invasive removal of the uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes. (Supracervical Hysterectomy: removes uterus and fallopian tubes. Total Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo-Oopherectomy: Removes uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.)

Laparoscopic Myomectomy

Minimally invasive removal of fibroids from the uterus to preserve fertility. Uterus is repaired after fibroids are removed.

Laparoscopic Assisted Abdominal Myomectomy

A Laparoscopic assisted abdominal myomectomy is performed using just 2 small incisions. One tiny incision for the laparoscope, and a 1.5in incision at the bikini line for fibroid removal.

Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy or Pelvic Mass Removal

Minimally invasive removal of an ovarian cyst or pelvic mass.

Laparoscopic Endometriosis Excision

Minimally invasive removal of endometriosis lesions, performed to remove as much of the disease as possible while keeping the pelvic structures intact.

Laparoscopic Pelvic Adhesion Removal

Minimally invasive removal of adhesions that form either within the uterus or between organs in the pelvic cavity. Special treatments are used to prevent further adhesions from forming.

Laparoscopic Treatment of Cancer (Cervical, Uterine, Ovarian)

Minimally invasive removal of affected organs using minimally incisions. Recover from surgery is faster so additional therapies if needed can be performed.

Hysteroscopic Myomectomy

Fibroid removal using a hysteroscope, a long thin camera, and a special tool that are inserted into the uterus through the vagina.

Hysteroscopic Polypectomy

Polyp removal using a hysteroscope, a long thin camera, and a special tool that are inserted into the uterus through the vagina.

Hysteroscopic Adhesion Removal

Uterine adhesions are removed using a hysteroscope, a long thin camera, and a special tool that are inserted into the uterus through the vagina.


The cystoscope (thin, lighted tube with lenses) is inserted through the urethra into the bladder. Water or saline is infused through the cystoscope into the bladder. As the fluid fills the bladder, the bladder wall is stretched so the specialist can see clearly.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair

Pelvic organs including the uterus, bladder or bowel can lower into the vaginal cavity if the surrounding structures weaken. Apical repair repairs the uterus (or the top of the vagina), suspending it to its normal position. Cystocele refers to the repair of bladder prolapse. Rectocele refers to the rectum prolapse.

Urethral Sling

Repair for urinary stress incontinence. TOT (transobturatur tape) and TVT (tension-free vaginal tape) are the two most common urethral slings.

Dilation & Curettage

The cervix is dilated and a thin instrument is inserted into the uterus. This instrument is used to remove tissue from the inside of the uterus.

Surgical Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy

Laparoscopic removal of the fallopian tube where the embryo has implanted.


Removal of part or all of the vulva, usually performed as a last resort in certain cases of cancer.

LEEP or cone biopsies

LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure) is performed after an abnormal cervical test result. LEEP removes abnormal cells from the cervix. Cone biopsies are cone-shaped samples of tissue extracted from the cervix.


Before Surgery

All patients receive pre-operative instructions from the surgical scheduler.

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Day of Surgery

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for the day of surgery.

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After Surgery

Review postoperative instructions
provided by your physician.

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Billing & Finances

The Center for Modern Surgery understands that insurance, billing and financial matters can be complex, which is why our team of professionals is here to help. We are committed to providing you with the information and resources needed to understand your bill, the CMS financial policy and how we work with your insurance. 

Here are some important billing considerations to review prior to your procedure. 

Some services associated with your treatment may be performed by providers on an out-of-network basis. CMS fees cover the use of the facility only and do not include fees for the surgeon, anesthesiologist, anatomical pathologist, or services such as intraoperative monitoring and durable medical supplies 

  • Charges for these and possibly other services will be billed separately by these providers.*  
  • On the day of surgery, you will be responsible for any copayments and/or deductibles associated with your service providers.  

Therefore, you should inquire separately with your physician’s office and associated providers to find out which insurance plans they participate with as a preferred/in-network provider or as an out-of-network provider. 

Once you and your surgeon have determined the best course of action for your treatment, you may be able to work with them to adjust which services, diagnostics and planned procedures they will use based on your expected insurance coverage. 

CMS fees cover the use of the facility only and do not include the surgeon fees, anesthesiologist fees, or pathology fees. These other services will be billed separately by these providers. On the day of surgery, you will be responsible for any co-payment and/or deductibles associated with your services under the terms of your health plan. If you anticipate needing any special financial arrangements, please contact the CMS billing department.

As a courtesy, we will bill your primary insurance on your behalf. Please bring a copy of your insurance card and ID on the day of surgery. If you have more than one insurance carrier, please also bring any necessary secondary billing information.

If at any time you have questions about your bill and what is covered by insurance, please contact the CMS billing department at 240-669-3134. Please contact your insurance if you have additional questions regarding your out of pocket costs.

*This notice is shared with you in accordance with the New Jersey Out-of-network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act.