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We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Jackson, CA.

Dr. Robert Ellsworth Young II, Jr., MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100 Mission Boulevard; Suite 2800
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Robert Young is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Young is especially interested in women's health issues. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Young is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, HPV, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gholamreza Firouz Pourzia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
100 Mission Boulevard; #2200
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Gholamreza Pourzia is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Pourzia accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Pourzia studied medicine at the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Pourzia (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Cardiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,068
  • Medicare Cost: $518
Dr. Mark E Endicott, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Mission Boulevard; Suite B116
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Mark Endicott works as an orthopedist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Endicott's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Endicott accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Hand Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Foot Surgery, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,450 - $1,771
  • Medicare Cost: $559 - $580
Dr. Gregory M Graves, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
100 Mission Boulevard; #b116
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Graves works as a cancer surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Graves is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Graves attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Graves is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Amador Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
201 Clinton Road; Suite 105
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Kenny Charn specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Jackson, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Charn include heart problems. He accepts Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Charn obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Amador Hospital. Dr. Charn is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Holter Monitoring, Invasive Cardiology, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $775
  • Medicare Cost: $279

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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.