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

Dr. Thomas Peter McKenzie, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
924 S Fairmont Avenue
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. Thomas McKenzie's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Lodi, CA. Dr. McKenzie is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. McKenzie focuses on orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. McKenzie attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKenzie accepts. He has received the following distinction: United States Patent 5,487,745, Arthroscopic Curvilinear Punch, United States Patent Office. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Ilia Gur works as a surgeon in Stockton, CA and Lodi, CA. He studied medicine at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Gur has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gur (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Russian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Gur welcomes new patients.

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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
Dr. Philip Adam Dodd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
999 S Fairmont Avenue; Suite 200
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. P. Dodd is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Lodi, CA and Stockton, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dodd include women's health issues. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Dodd speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). 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, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Chin's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chin include heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Chin speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He welcomes 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
Dr. Robert Glenn Howen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
999 S Fairmont Avenue; Suite 200
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. Robert Howen's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Howen speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: women's health issues and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Howen's medical residency was performed at San Bernardino County Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Leslie D B Sackschewsky, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
999 S Fairmont Avenue; Suite 200
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Sackschewsky is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Sackschewsky attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Sackschewsky has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Sackschewsky is open to 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)

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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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