We found 8 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna POS near Castro Valley, CA.

Dr. Melissa Marie Amorn, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Amorn works as an otolaryngologist. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, Dr. Amorn completed her residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amorn welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Tonsil Problems, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Maria Vito Sapugay, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Anna Maria Sapugay practices general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Sapugay's professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is open to new patients. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Sapugay completed her residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is conversant in Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaheen Michael Counts, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Shaheen Counts' specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Castro Valley, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Counts accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Counts (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Counts is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Tonsil Problems, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Behrouz Jamnani, MD
Specializes in Surgery
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 200
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Behrouz Jamnani is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Jamnani attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Sutter Solano Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,169
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $517
Dr. Nancy H Wigginton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Wigginton is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Castro Valley, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Wigginton's clinical interests include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wigginton accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wigginton's office for an appointment. She obtained her medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Shangren Wang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 4th Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Wang is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Castro Valley, CA. He is conversant in Mandarin. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Wang studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wang trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricci Regina Rivera Sylla, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ricci Sylla specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Sylla a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sylla completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sylla's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intrauterine Device, Sexual Dysfunction, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonia Louise Badheka, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 4th Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sonia Badheka specializes in obstetrics. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Badheka focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Badheka's professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Her training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Badheka honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Essure, Ectopic Pregnancy, ... (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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