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We found 13 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA EPO near Elk Grove, CA.

Dr. Brian Kenneth Golden, MD
Specializes in Urology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #303
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Brian Golden practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. His clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Golden is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Golden trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Golden has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Pevec studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Pevec's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Otoplasty, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, Snoring, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Tonsil ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Herminio Ojeda is a specialist in general surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ojeda is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. His medical residency was performed at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Ojeda has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,702
  • Medicare Cost: $461
Dr. Elizabeth Marie Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #304
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gonzalez's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez accepts. 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. Scott Gerald Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Scott Smith is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Smith is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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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 practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Dr. Hong attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Union Memorial Hospital for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). 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. Adnan Mohammad Din, MD
Specializes in Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #101
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Adnan Din is a medical specialist in surgery. In his practice, Dr. Din focuses on surgical procedures. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Din accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Din is conversant in Medical Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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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 areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blazun's practice is open to new patients. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Blazun has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Otoplasty, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, 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 general obstetrician and gynecologist in Elk Grove, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kopf include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Kopf accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kopf welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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's area of specialization is surgery. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Silva performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silva include surgical procedures. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Silva 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. Kiumars Reza Hekmat, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #303
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Kiumars Hekmat sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Hekmat focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Hekmat's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Hekmat is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hekmat has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic nephrectomy

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

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

Dr. Garrett Ryle's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ryle attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ryle honors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Foot Surgery, Hip Resurfacing, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Knee Replacement, Rotator ... (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. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosellini takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Rosellini has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Rosellini's practice is open to new patients.

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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.