We found 8 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 is a general gynecology specialist in Castro Valley, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Sapugay accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sapugay speaks Filipino. Her professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She 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. Melissa Marie Amorn, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Amorn is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Amorn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Amorn 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. Behrouz Jamnani, MD
Specializes in Surgery
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 200
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Behrouz Jamnani practices surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Jamnani speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jonathan Wang's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin.

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

Dr. Nancy Wigginton is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wigginton include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Wigginton attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wigginton at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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. Shaheen Michael Counts, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Shaheen Counts, who practices in Castro Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Counts (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Counts attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Ricci Regina Rivera Sylla, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ricci Sylla practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sylla include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Sylla studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for residency. She speaks Filipino. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sylla's office for an appointment.

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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. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Badheka 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. She accepts 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.
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