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

Dr. Ilia Gur, MD
Specializes in Surgery
999 South Fairmont Avenue; Suite 130
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. Ilia Gur is a surgery specialist. He has a special interest in surgical procedures. Dr. Gur accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gur (or staff) is conversant in 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 gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,360
  • Medicare Cost: $657
Dr. Philip Adam Dodd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
999 S Fairmont Avenue; Suite 200
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. P. Dodd is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dodd is especially interested in women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dodd honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. John L Chin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
999 S Fairmont Avenue
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. John Chin works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Lodi, CA and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Chin is conversant in Cantonese. He is especially interested in heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Chin attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Chin welcomes new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $517
Dr. Thomas Peter McKenzie, MD
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. In his practice, Dr. McKenzie focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. McKenzie completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. McKenzie has received professional recognition including the following: United States Patent 5,487,745, Arthroscopic Curvilinear Punch, United States Patent Office. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice is open to new patients.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,275 - $2,375
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $1,090
Dr. Leslie D B Sackschewsky, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
999 S Fairmont Avenue; Suite 200
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Sackschewsky, who practices in Lodi, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sackschewsky include women's health issues. Dr. Sackschewsky's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sackschewsky completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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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)

Dr. Robert Glenn Howen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
999 S Fairmont Avenue; Suite 200
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. Robert Howen is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Lodi, CA. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Howen honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Howen's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at San Bernardino County Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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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.