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We found 7 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept HealthSmart 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 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. 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'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. 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. 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. 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.