We found 2 providers with an interest in robotic surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California near La Mesa, CA.

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Dr. Jeffrey B Zeitung, MD
Specializes in Urology
10862 Calle Verde
La Mesa, CA

Dr. Jeffrey Zeitung is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in La Jolla, CA, La Mesa, CA, and San Diego, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Zeitung performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In his practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) cancer, urologic (genitourinary) disorders, and laparoscopic surgery. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. William Fuller practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Sacramento, CA, La Jolla, CA, and San Diego, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fuller include laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Fuller honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Fuller attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fuller's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. He is open to new patients.

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


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What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery, using a tiny opening to get inside the body instead of making a large cut. It uses small tools attached to a thin robotic arm, which is controlled by the surgeon. You may see it referred to by the specific kind of robot used. The most advanced robot currently in use is called the da Vinci, and surgery using it is sometimes called da Vinci surgery.

There are many benefits to robotic surgery, both for the patient and the surgeon. Robotic surgery allows for more precise movements and increased control during very delicate surgical procedures. This makes performing surgery accurately much easier for surgeons and reduces fatigue. The smaller ‘hand’ of the robot can enter the body via a much smaller opening, which reduces the risk of infection and scarring and leads to a faster recovery. The robotic hands also contain tiny moveable cameras among their tools, giving surgeons a much closer view of the procedure than would be possible with traditional surgery.
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