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Tinton Falls
1 Executive Drive
Suite 4
Tinton Falls, NJ 07701
Tel: 732-945-7403
Fax: 732-450-1511
Below please find a list of insurance carriers with whom this provider participates as well as the hospitals with whom this provider is affiliated:

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health of NJ
  • Aetna Life Insurance Company
  • Aetna Signature Admin Plan
  • Allied Health
  • American Progressive
  • Cigna
  • CarePoint
  • Clover Health
  • Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company
  • Bankers Life & Casualty
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield:
  • New Jersey
  • Federal
  • Barnabas Health
  • Meridian
  • Empire
  • National
  • Horizon
  • National Keystone
  • CHAMP
  • Charity Care-Meridian
  • Charity Care-Monmouth Medical
  • Christian Brothers
  • Chubb
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Cigna
  • Medicare Aetna
  • Medicare Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare Humana
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Emblem Health
  • GEHA
  • Geico
  • Geisinger/Gold Health Plan
  • Genworth
  • Gerber Life
  • GHI
  • Hartford
  • Highmark
  • Magna Care
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • NJ Manufacturers Insurance Group
  • OSCAR
  • Plymouth Rock Highpoint
  • Progressive Health/MVA
  • Qual-Lynx
  • QualCare
  • The Hartford
  • Trans America
  • TRICARE East Region
  • TRICARE for life
  • TRICARE North
  • UMR
  • United American
  • USAA
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • All Medicare Supplemental Plans:
  • AARP
  • Aetna/Life
  • Horizon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • BC/BS Medigap
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • All workman’s compensation carriers, motor vehicle (PIP) and union plans
  • Monmouth Medical Center
  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • Riverview Medical Center
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Stephen A. Chagares, MD FACS

General, Laparoscopic, Robotic and Breast Surgeon

Robotic Surgery Certification:
7/2014 – Intuitive Surgical da Vinci® Surgical System
Multi-port certified
Single site certified

Robotic Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
A robotic nipple sparing mastectomy (RNSM) is a surgical procedure performed to remove the breast tissue for breast cancer treatment or as a preventative measure for those at risk of developing breast cancer. While Dr. Chagares has been performing mastectomies throughout his career, he has incorporated robotic surgery into his skillset since the inception of the technology.

By performing the same long-held mastectomy procedure with robotic assistance, Dr. Chagares is able to operate using a significantly smaller hidden incision created on the side of the chest wall (comparatively pictured above) in an RNSM compared to the traditional technique.

Following the procedure, patients can sagely choose to undergo immediate breast reconstruction to restore breast shape. Published research on the procedure continues to report high rates of satisfaction and minimal complications for patients.

Who Can Perform This Procedure?
Surgeons must complete specialized robotic surgical training before they are able to utilize this technology on patients. Surgeons who specialize in breast surgery can perform a number of surgical procedures for the treatment or prevention of breast cancer, including a nipple sparing mastectomy.

Dr. Chagares has over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive breast care. He is experienced in robotic surgery and has trained at The European Institute of Oncology in Milan under Dr. Antonio Toesca who pioneered the RNSM technique. Dr. Chagares is currently the only breast surgeon in the United States who is certified to perform a robotic nipple sparing mastectomy for his patients.

Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions about Robotic Nipple Sparing Mastectomy.

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Robotic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy, Publications

Robotic Approach for Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

Robotic Approach for Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

Robotic Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Scar

Robotic Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Scar

Traditional Skin-Sparing Mastectomy Scars

Traditional Skin-Sparing Mastectomy Scars

Traditional Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Scars

Traditional Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Scars

Traditional Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Scars

Traditional Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Scars