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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 is a vascular surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Modesto, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Fung takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Fung is conversant in Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Fung has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Cancer, Esophagus ... (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. He attended National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lai include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

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

Dr. Amar Pohwani's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. He practices in Modesto, CA. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Pohwani accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Pohwani (or staff) speaks Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. Dr. Pohwani's professional affiliations include 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, 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. His clinical interests include infertility and women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Pont a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pont's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is accepting 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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Altman is especially interested in infertility and women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Altman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Altman's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Fassero takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Fassero is accepting 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 vascular surgery specialist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Davis has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Davis attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency.

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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. Charles C Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Charles Tsai works as an adult cardiologist in Modesto, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Suntra's practice, he is particularly interested in reconstructive surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Suntra has an open panel. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he 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. Tomasz D Gutowski, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Tomasz Gutowski sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialties are vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, Dr. Gutowski (or staff) speaks Polish. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. He is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Gutowski's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Before performing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Gutowski attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Gutowski average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutowski accepts. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, 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. Todd C Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Todd Smith specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. He 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 medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Hubbard (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF), and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Hubbard is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 physician who specializes in surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gonzalez include surgical procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez honors. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Gonzalez is accepting new patients.

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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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Kho attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Kho accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Finger Joint Replacement, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raman Moradkhan is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Modesto, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Moradkhan include general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Moradkhan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Persian, Turkish, and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic.

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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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Han completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Han's professional affiliations include 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: , 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.