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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gur include surgical procedures. Dr. Gur is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center and Huntington Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gur (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. Dr. Gur's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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

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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Dodd include women's health issues. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Dodd attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Chin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In his practice, Dr. Chin focuses on heart problems. Dr. Chin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He 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

  • 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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McKenzie honors. Dr. McKenzie's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. McKenzie attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: United States Patent 5,487,745, Arthroscopic Curvilinear Punch, United States Patent Office. Dr. McKenzie is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Lodi, CA. Dr. Sackschewsky's areas of expertise include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Sackschewsky has an open panel.

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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 physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a special interest in women's health issues and robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Howen graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at San Bernardino County Medical Center. Dr. Howen speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice is open to new patients.

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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.