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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Amorn trained at Georgetown University Hospital. 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: , 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's medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Sapugay is especially interested in women's health issues. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Dr. Sapugay attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She speaks Filipino. Dr. Sapugay is professionally affiliated with 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. Behrouz Jamnani, MD
Specializes in Surgery
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 200
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Behrouz Jamnani's specialty is surgery. Dr. Jamnani is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Jamnani attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). 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. Nancy H Wigginton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Wigginton's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wigginton include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Wigginton graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Wigginton completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wigginton is open to 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. Shaheen Michael Counts, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Shaheen Counts works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Counts attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Counts (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He is accepting 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sylla attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sylla include women's health issues. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Sylla is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with 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: 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Badheka include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Badheka attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. In addition to English, Dr. Badheka speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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: , 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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