We found 30 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. William D Fuller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
10862 Calle Verde
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. William Fuller, who practices in Sacramento, CA, La Jolla, CA, and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Fuller include laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Fuller performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Scott Alan Hacker, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3 Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Scott Hacker specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hacker is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Hacker has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hacker is professionally affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Enass Eskander Rickards, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8851 Center Drive; #601
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Enass Rickards practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in La Jolla, CA, La Mesa, CA, and San Diego, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Rickards is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rickards include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rickards accepts. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rickards speaks Spanish. Dr. Rickards's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
8851 Center Drive; Suite 305
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji works as a facial plastic surgeon. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Jaibaji include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaibaji honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Dr. Jaibaji attended Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Jaibaji speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Down ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8860 Center Drive; #350
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. John Finkenberg is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Finkenberg include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Finkenberg honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Finkenberg trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,625
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $453 - $543
Dr. Susan Kaweski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
8415 Grant Avenue
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Susan Kaweski sees patients in La Mesa, CA. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Kaweski's clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Kaweski performed her residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kaweski include: San Diego Super Doctors and RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8851 Center Drive; #601
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Kimball's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in La Jolla, CA, La Mesa, CA, and San Diego, CA. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Kimball's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kimball takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kimball is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $665
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
995 Gateway Center Way, Suite 108; Suite 108
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Salloum's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. In his practice, Dr. Salloum focuses on peripheral vascular disease and endovascular surgery. Dr. Salloum is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salloum accepts. He has an open panel. Dr. Salloum attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Barry Stuart Handler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6699 Alvarado Road; Suite 2305
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Barry Handler specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Handler include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Handler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Handler accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Myer's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Myer include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ben Dubois, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3 Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ben Dubois is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Dubois is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Dubois accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Dubois's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Peter Hanson's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hanson average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanson takes. Dr. Hanson attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Hanson has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Choll Wan Kim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 308
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Choll Kim is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Kim has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $5,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $901

Specializes in General Surgery
8554 La Mesa Boulevard
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Dickinson is a La Mesa, CA physician who specializes in general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Dickinson is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Dickinson's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $2,226
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $544

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 304
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Dimitri Sherev specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Sherev (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bulgarian, and Russian. His areas of expertise include heart problems, general care, and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Sherev attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Sherev is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, General Care, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $570
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $514
Dr. Jeffrey B Zeitung, MD
Specializes in Urology
10862 Calle Verde
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Zeitung is an urologist in La Jolla, CA, La Mesa, CA, and San Diego, CA. Dr. Zeitung's areas of clinical interest consist of urologic (genitourinary) cancer, urologic (genitourinary) disorders, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Zeitung's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,131
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $843

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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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