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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 works as a bariatric surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Shadle focuses on weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Shadle is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for residency. Dr. Shadle (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Shadle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,075 - $2,916
  • Medicare Cost: $478 - $1,024
Dr. Brian Kenneth Golden, MD
Specializes in Urology
8170 Laguna Boulevard; #303
Elk Grove, CA
 

Dr. Brian Golden is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Golden include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Golden average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Golden is affiliated with 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: , 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 works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Pevec's hospital/clinic 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pevec honors. She is open to 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. Dr. Ojeda attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He 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 is an Elk Grove, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Gonzalez takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gonzalez is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Smith an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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 welcomes 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's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Hong focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Hong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hong has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hong attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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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. Dr. Din is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Din accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Medical 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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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). Dr. Blazun's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blazun honors. Dr. Blazun has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In her practice, Dr. Kopf focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Kopf accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her professional affiliations include 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, 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 specializes in surgery. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Silva's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her clinical interests include surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Silva speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 urologist. He is a graduate of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hekmat has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hekmat is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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 works as an orthopedist in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Ryle completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In his practice, Dr. Ryle focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Ryle 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Elk Grove, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosellini 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). She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Rosellini's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosellini has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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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.