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

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

Dr. Shaheen Counts' specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Merced, CA and Castro Valley, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Counts obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Counts (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Melissa Amorn is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Amorn's professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Amorn 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. Anna Maria Vito Sapugay, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Anna Maria Sapugay specializes in general gynecology and practices in Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Sapugay's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sapugay has an open panel.

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

Dr. Behrouz Jamnani works as a surgeon. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Jamnani is conversant in Persian. Dr. Jamnani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Sutter Solano Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,169
  • Medicare Cost: $517
Dr. Nancy H Wigginton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Wigginton, who practices in Castro Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wigginton is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Wigginton graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wang has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang accepts. Dr. Wang is open to 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Filipino. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Sylla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center's residency program. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sylla takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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's specialty is obstetrics. In addition to English, Dr. Badheka speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then she performed her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Badheka is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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.