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 is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. McKenzie obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and 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. Dr. McKenzie is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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: 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. Philip Adam Dodd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
999 S Fairmont Avenue; Suite 200
Lodi, CA
 

Dr. P. Dodd's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dodd include women's health issues. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Dodd is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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 is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Lodi, CA and Sacramento, CA. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Chin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Chin's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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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 is a Lodi, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Howen speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in women's health issues and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at San Bernardino County Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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

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

Dr. Leslie Sackschewsky's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sackschewsky include women's health issues. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Sackschewsky completed her residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). 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. 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. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Gur attended medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gur (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Russian. Dr. Gur is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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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

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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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