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We found 16 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept TRICARE Standard 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 Modesto, CA physician who specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. His areas of expertise include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Fung's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Fung obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He 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 accepting 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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lai attended medical school at National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lai include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Lai is open to new patients.

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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. Jon Edward Pont, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jon Pont's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pont include infertility and women's health issues. Dr. Pont takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pont is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Pont has an open panel.

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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. 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. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. In his practice, Dr. Pohwani focuses on heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Pohwani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. Dr. Pohwani is professionally 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: 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. Robert J Altman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Altman is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Altman include infertility and women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Altman attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Altman takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Fassero attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Fassero include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Fassero has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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 surgeon in Modesto, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Davis at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Davis completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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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 R Suntra, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Charles Suntra practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Suntra an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suntra include reconstructive surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Suntra attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Suntra has an open panel.

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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 practices vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Modesto, CA. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Gutowski attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gutowski include surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Gutowski is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gutowski takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Gutowski (or staff) is conversant in Polish. He also offers language support for Spanish-speaking patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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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 is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include heart problems. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai's professional affiliations include 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: 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. Todd C Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Todd Smith's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Modesto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in hand surgery procedures. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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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 surgeon. Dr. Hubbard 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. In her practice, Dr. Hubbard focuses on laparoscopic surgery. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hubbard (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. She 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 specialist in surgery. He works in Modesto, CA and Berkeley, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His practice is open to 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Modesto, CA. She 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's clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Kho is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Moradkhan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Persian, Turkish, and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Dr. Moradkhan's areas of expertise include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Moradkhan has an open panel.

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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. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Han is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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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.