We found 14 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 specialist in bariatric surgery. He works in Roseville, CA and Elk Grove, CA. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Shadle is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Shadle accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, Dr. Shadle (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Shadle's 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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Golden's clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Golden average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Golden is accepting 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Pevec honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is professionally affiliated with 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: Surfer's Ear, Otoplasty, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, Snoring, Hearing Aids, Hearing ... (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 works in Davis, CA and Elk Grove, CA. Dr. Ojeda is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Dr. Ojeda attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Dr. Ojeda is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Gonzalez's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Smith honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Union Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hong include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hong is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hong has an open panel.

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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 specializes in surgery and practices in Davis, CA and Elk Grove, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Din's clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Din has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Din is conversant in 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 specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Blazun completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Blazun is accepting 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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kopf completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kopf is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Silva include surgical procedures. Dr. Silva is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Silva is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Hekmat's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Hekmat trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Hekmat welcomes 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. Garrett P Ryle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #113
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Garrett Ryle's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ryle include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with 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. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ryle's office for an appointment.

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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. She speaks Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Rosellini focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Rosellini is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Rosellini attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Rosellini has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. She welcomes 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.
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