We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna US Access near Lodi, CA.

Specializes in Surgery
999 South Fairmont Avenue; Suite 130
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. Ilia Gur sees patients in Stockton, CA and Lodi, CA. His medical specialty is surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gur include surgical procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gur honors. He attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Gur (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Heller Myotomy, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,360
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $657

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
924 S Fairmont Avenue
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. Thomas McKenzie is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. McKenzie graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received professional recognition including the following: United States Patent 5,487,745, Arthroscopic Curvilinear Punch, United States Patent Office. In addition to English, Dr. McKenzie speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $2,275 - $2,375
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175 - $1,090

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
999 S Fairmont Avenue; Suite 200
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. P. Dodd's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dodd's areas of expertise include women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Dodd graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
999 S Fairmont Avenue
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. John Chin works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Chin's areas of expertise include heart problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Chin attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Chin speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $517

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
999 S Fairmont Avenue; Suite 200
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. Robert Howen, who practices in Lodi, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Howen graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at San Bernardino County Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Howen include women's health issues and robotic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Howen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Women's Health Issues, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
999 S Fairmont Avenue; Suite 200
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Sackschewsky works as a general OB/GYN. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Sackschewsky obtained her medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. The average patient rating for Dr. Sackschewsky is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sackschewsky's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Pelvic Problems, Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

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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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