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We found 7 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 physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Sapugay is conversant in Filipino. Clinical interests for Dr. Sapugay include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. 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 in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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. Richard Harriman Comstock III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Comstock practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Comstock takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Comstock's office for an appointment. Dr. Comstock graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, Snoring, Hearing Aids, Hearing ... (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 Castro Valley, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Wang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Wang trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He 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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She is especially interested in women's health issues. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sylla takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Sylla's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, 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, Sexual Dysfunction, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial Ablation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Behrouz Jamnani is a physician who specializes in surgery. Dr. Jamnani's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jamnani honors. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his 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. Nancy H Wigginton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Wigginton specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Castro Valley, CA. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wigginton include women's health issues. Dr. Wigginton has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wigginton accepts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Wigginton 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 specialty is obstetrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Badheka include women's health issues. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Dr. Badheka performed her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Badheka 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.