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

Dr. Anna Maria Sapugay works as a general gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sapugay include women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She speaks Filipino. Dr. Sapugay is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She 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. Melissa Marie Amorn, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Amorn's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, Dr. Amorn completed her residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Amorn's 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. Jonathan Shangren Wang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 4th Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Wang practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Wang's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He is conversant in Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Wang 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. Shaheen Michael Counts, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Shaheen Counts is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Counts's professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Counts takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Counts attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Counts (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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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 is a surgeon in Fairfield, CA and Castro Valley, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. Dr. Jamnani accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jamnani trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is conversant in 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Wigginton include women's health issues. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wigginton is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Wigginton is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Wigginton's practice 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. 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 OB/GYN in Castro Valley, CA and Santa Clara, CA. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Dr. Sylla has a special interest in women's health issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sylla accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Filipino. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sylla is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Contraception, 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 area of specialization is obstetrics. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Badheka is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, ... (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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