We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA EPO near Elk Grove, CA.

Dr. Benjamin D Shadle, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 215
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Shadle is a physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Patient reviews placed Dr. Shadle at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Shadle (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Shadle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Heller Myotomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $1,075 - $2,916
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $478 - $1,024
Dr. Brian Kenneth Golden, MD
Specializes in Urology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #303
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Brian Golden's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Golden is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Golden's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, laser prostate surgery, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Roseanne E Pevec, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #303
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Roseanne Pevec, who practices in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Pevec attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Pevec honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Surfer's Ear, Otoplasty, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, Snoring, Hearing Aids, Hearing ... (Read more)

Dr. Herminio F Ojeda, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Herminio Ojeda is a general surgeon in Davis, CA and Elk Grove, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Dr. Ojeda attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Ojeda is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,702
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $461
Dr. Matthew Lee Tweet, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Matthew Tweet is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tweet trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tweet accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tweet welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Gerald Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Scott Smith is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Yuhwan Hong, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Yuhwan Hong is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hong include orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hong graduated from New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Marie Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gonzalez practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Elk Grove, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada, Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez honors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

Dr. Adnan Mohammad Din, MD
Specializes in Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Adnan Din sees patients in Davis, CA and Elk Grove, CA. His medical specialty is surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Din's practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Din is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Medical Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Sclerotherapy, Burns, Spider Veins, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Judith M Blazun, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #303
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Judith Blazun's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Blazun attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Blazun is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Surfer's Ear, Otoplasty, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christiana S Kopf, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Christiana Kopf is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Kopf studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Kopf completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alicia Silva, MD
Specializes in Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; Suite 101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Alicia Silva works as a surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Silva include surgical procedures. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Silva speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Sclerotherapy, Burns, Spider Veins, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Garrett P Ryle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Garrett Ryle's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ryle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Ryle is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Foot Surgery, Hip Resurfacing, Orthopedic Surgery, Knee Replacement, Rotator Cuff ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiumars Reza Hekmat, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #303
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Kiumars Hekmat specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hekmat include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Hekmat trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hekmat has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He speaks Persian. Dr. Hekmat is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Benign ... (Read more)

Dr. Therese Eyre Rosellini, MD, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Therese Rosellini practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Rosellini obtained her medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosellini include women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Rosellini is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (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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