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We found 18 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net HMO for Large and Small Groups near Castro Valley, CA.

Dr. Gregory Andrew Broderick Villa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
27001 Calaroga Avenue; Suite 4
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Broderick-Villa's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Oakland, CA and Hayward, CA. His clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Broderick-Villa accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Broderick-Villa (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Broderick-Villa's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,089
  • Medicare Cost: $410
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 specialist in general gynecology. She works in Castro Valley, CA. She is conversant in Filipino. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sapugay include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Sapugay takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Lawrence David Dickinson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
20055 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 110
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Dickinson is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Dickinson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dickinson include neurosurgery. Dr. Dickinson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dickinson honors. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Dickinson attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Dickinson has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Disc Replacement, Endoscopic Surgery, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Anthony Lee, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
20126 Stanton Avenue; Suite 100
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lee's medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lee at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,199 - $2,538
  • Medicare Cost: $528 - $950
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. Michael David Ingegno, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
13851 E. 14th Street; Suite #202
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Michael Ingegno practices general surgery and vascular surgery in San Leandro, CA, Alameda, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ingegno include angioplasty, varicose veins, and vascular surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Ingegno attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ingegno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Ingegno is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Angiogram, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Peripheral ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,225 - $1,638
  • Medicare Cost: $356 - $455
Dr. Ronnie Isaac Mimran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
20055 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 110
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ronnie Mimran specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: neurosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal stenosis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mimran is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Mimran graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, Dr. Mimran (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Leandro Hospital, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Neurosurgical Procedures, Spinal Stenosis, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Paul Louis Ludmer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
20126 Stanton Avenue; Suite 100
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Paul Ludmer's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). On average, patients gave Dr. Ludmer a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include electrophysiological (EP) study. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ludmer has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,199
  • Medicare Cost: $525
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 a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Wang accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Wang trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for residency. Dr. Wang speaks 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. 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. Nancy H Wigginton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Wigginton is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Before performing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Wigginton attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wigginton include women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Wigginton is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. 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. Behrouz Jamnani, MD
Specializes in Surgery
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 200
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Behrouz Jamnani is a surgeon in Fairfield, CA and Castro Valley, CA. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Jamnani completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Jamnani is professionally affiliated with 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. Joseph C Cheng, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15035 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Cheng practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Cheng's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Cheng has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,366 - $2,238
  • Medicare Cost: $181 - $1,181
Dr. Sassan Falsafi, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
425 Estudillo Avenue; Suite B
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Sassan Falsafi is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Falsafi has indicated that his clinical interests include sinuplasty. Patient reviews placed Dr. Falsafi at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Falsafi (or staff) speaks Filipino and Persian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sinuplasty, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rupert Roupen Horoupian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
27001 Calaroga Avenue; Suite 4
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Rupert Horoupian practices general surgery. Dr. Horoupian's clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Horoupian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Horoupian's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,193
  • Medicare Cost: $458
Dr. Steven Albert Stanten, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
27001 Calaroga Avenue; Suite 4
Hayward, CA
 

Dr. Steven Stanten is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stanten include cancer surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanten takes. Before completing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Dr. Stanten attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Stanten (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Stanten is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,197 - $1,512
  • Medicare Cost: $507 - $604

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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.