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We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna POS near Castro Valley, CA.

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

Dr. Anna Maria Sapugay's specialty is general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sapugay include women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Sapugay performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Sapugay is professionally 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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Wang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Behrouz Jamnani specializes in surgery and practices in Fairfield, CA and Castro Valley, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Jamnani's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,169
  • Medicare Cost: $517
Dr. Ricci Regina Rivera Sylla, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ricci Sylla's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sylla is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Sylla obtained her medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Dr. Sylla is conversant in Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy H Wigginton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Wigginton specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wigginton's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Wigginton's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sonia Badheka's medical specialty is obstetrics. Dr. Badheka attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Badheka include women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Badheka's practice is open to 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.