We found 28 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Care1st Medi/Medi near Chula Vista, CA.

Dr. Hugo Hernan Barrera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
786 3rd Avenue; #b
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Hugo Barrera's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and colon surgery. Dr. Barrera accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Barrera is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Issues, Pilonidal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,845
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $630
Dr. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
1001 B Avenue; Suite 108
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji's specialty is facial plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaibaji include cancer surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Jaibaji's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaibaji is open to new patients. He graduated from Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Jaibaji speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pallia include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, MAKOplasty

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Leonor Castillo, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 E Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillo specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and practices in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and National City, CA. Dr. Castillo's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Castillo is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Henry Verdolin, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
374 H Street; 201
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verdolin's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in La Mesa, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and National City, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Verdolin include trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Verdolin is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Verdolin is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Verdolin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Clinical Interests: Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Spinal Cord Stimulator, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $939
Dr. Pourang Kamali, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
769 Medical Center Court; Suite #301
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Pourang Kamali is a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kamali attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kamali completed a residency program at Staten Island University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Kamali speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kamali is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Octavio Cardona-Loya Sr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
750 Medical Center Court; Suite 4
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Octavio Cardona-Loya practices plastic surgery in Chula Vista, CA. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Cardona-Loya completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardona-Loya include cancer surgery, dermabrasion, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardona-Loya takes. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cardona-Loya is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Cardona-Loya is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Sclerotherapy, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. William Collin Eves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
480 4th Avenue; Suite 307
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Eves is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eves takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Eves is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Growth Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert B Eisenberg, MD
Specializes in Urology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 301
National City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Eisenberg is an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Eisenberg include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eisenberg obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Eisenberg is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Rensink, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
752 Medical Center Court; Suite 101
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Michael Rensink's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Rensink's clinical interests include sleep disorders, endoscopic sinus surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rensink accepts. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Rensink performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Ernesto Anguiano, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
765 Medical Center Court; Suite 209
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Francisco Anguiano is a physician who specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Anguiano attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Anguiano include colposcopy, menopause, and female infertility. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Anguiano is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Anguiano welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cryosurgery, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel James Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
750 Medical Center Court; Suite 6
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Joel Smith's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Smith accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Knee Pain, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
230 Prospect Place; 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Jigar Patel is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in general care and atrial fibrillation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,057
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $492
Dr. Jordan Andrew Siegel, MD
Specializes in Urology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 301
National City, CA
 

Dr. Jordan Siegel is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Siegel attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Siegel's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His professional affiliations include Sharp HealthCare and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Alexander Grimaldi, DO
Specializes in Urology
450 4th Avenue; Suite 312
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. John Grimaldi works as an urologist in Chula Vista, CA. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Grimaldi include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), microsurgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Grimaldi's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Microsurgery, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Schalch Lepe, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
765 Medical Center Court; Suite 210
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Paul Schalch's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include skull base surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and salivary gland surgery. Dr. Schalch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Schalch attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Schalch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $718
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $323 - $473

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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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