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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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Jackson, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Young include women's health issues. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Young is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. On average, patients gave Dr. Young a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young takes. His practice is open to 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 sees patients in Jackson, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Montpellier Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Pourzia performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pourzia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. He 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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Clinical Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Cardiac Rehabilitation ... (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, who practices in Sacramento, CA and Jackson, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Endicott include musculoskeletal surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Endicott is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 is a cancer surgeon in Sacramento, CA and Jackson, CA. In his practice, Dr. Graves focuses on surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Graves is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Graves has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Amador Hospital. He is accepting 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)

Dr. Arnold Moses Zeiderman, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
601 Court Street; Suite 150
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Zeiderman practices general gynecology. He is affiliated with Sutter Amador Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Zeiderman takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Zeiderman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Perimenopause, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kenny Charn's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Charn attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Amador Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Invasive Cardiology, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, ... (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.