We found 6 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 sees patients in Jackson, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Young focuses on women's health issues. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Young obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

Read more

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 sees patients in Jackson, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Pourzia has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital's residency program. Dr. Pourzia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

Read more

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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Endicott's practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Endicott attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

Read more

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' area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Graves include surgical procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Graves speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Amador Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

Dr. Stephen James Hopkins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Medicine
200 Mission Boulevard
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Hopkins' medical specialty is general surgery and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Hopkins attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center and San Joaquin General Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Sutter Amador Hospital.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 113
  • Uninsured Cost: $872 - $1,074
  • Medicare Cost: $419 - $557
No Photo
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
201 Clinton Road; Suite 105
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Kenny Charn's specialty is adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Charn is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Amador Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Charn is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

Read more

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

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

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.