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We found 16 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna HealthFund PPO near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Lit Keung Fung, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Oakdale Road; Suite 218
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Lit Fung specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Fung studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Fung is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Fung's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Abdominal Problems, Thoracic Cancer, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Yuek Too Lai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Peter Lai is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Modesto, CA. In his practice, Dr. Lai focuses on heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Lai is a graduate of National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Heart Problems, Stress Testing, Stroke, Atherectomy, Coronary Angiogram, Cardiac Resynchronization ... (Read more)

Dr. Amar L Pohwani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Amar Pohwani is an adult cardiology and nuclear medicine specialist in Modesto, CA. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Pohwani has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pohwani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Pohwani is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,903
  • Medicare Cost: $517
Dr. Jon Edward Pont, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jon Pont specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Modesto, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pont's clinical interests encompass infertility and women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pont trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Pont is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Pont welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert J Altman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Altman specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Modesto, CA. Dr. Altman attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: infertility and women's health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Altman speaks Spanish. Dr. Altman is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). 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, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Donn Anthony Fassero, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E. Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Donn Fassero practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Modesto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Fassero is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fassero accepts. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. Dr. Fassero is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Alan Davis, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Davis is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Davis is especially interested in surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Davis's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Spider Veins, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Tomasz D Gutowski, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Tomasz Gutowski is a vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. His clinical interests include surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Gutowski is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutowski's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Gutowski (or staff) speaks Polish. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gutowski's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Sclerotherapy, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,375
  • Medicare Cost: $657
Dr. Charles C Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Charles Tsai, who practices in Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He has a special interest in heart problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Tsai obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. 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: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Cardiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,903
  • Medicare Cost: $517
Dr. Charles R Suntra, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Charles Suntra specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Modesto, CA. Dr. Suntra's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include reconstructive surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suntra honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Suntra performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Otoplasty, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd C Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Todd Smith is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Modesto, CA. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Replacement, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Natalie Hubbard is a specialist in surgery. She works in Modesto, CA. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. She has indicated that her clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Hubbard is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Hubbard (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. Dr. Hubbard is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF), and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery

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Dr. Refugio Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Refugio Gonzalez is a medical specialist in surgery. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Gonzalez honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gonzalez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,333
  • Medicare Cost: $657
Dr. Jenniefer Yumee Kho, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jenniefer Kho sees patients in Modesto, CA. Her medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Kho obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kho's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Injuries, Hand Surgery Procedures, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Raman Moradkhan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Raman Moradkhan works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moradkhan (or staff) speaks Persian, Turkish, and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,153
  • Medicare Cost: $510
Dr. Richard Jinwhan Han, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Richard Han's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Modesto, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Han attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Han is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Pain, Rotator Cuff Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Knee ... (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.