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We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept TRICARE 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 specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests encompass thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Fung accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending 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 is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Fung is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Lai accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Lai attended National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lai's office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult cardiology and nuclear medicine specialist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Pohwani (or staff) speaks Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pohwani include heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Pohwani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pohwani's 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Modesto, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Pont speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include infertility and women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pont is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Robert J Altman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Altman's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Altman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Altman include 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 Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Altman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Donn Anthony Fassero, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E. Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Donn Fassero's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fassero include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Fassero is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fassero accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Davis focuses on surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Davis obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency 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 C Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Charles Tsai practices adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart problems. Dr. Tsai is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Suntra is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. He 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. Dr. Suntra's practice is open to new patients.

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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). He has a special interest in surgical procedures. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gutowski accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Gutowski (or staff) is conversant in Polish. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He welcomes 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, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Sclerotherapy, Heller ... (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 sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Smith is especially interested in hand surgery procedures. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Smith graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. Dr. Smith welcomes 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. Dr. Hubbard is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Hubbard (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF), and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Hubbard 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's specialty is surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez include surgical procedures. Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gonzalez's office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He 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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Kho completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Kho is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She welcomes 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. Robert B Eisenberg, MD
Specializes in Urology
1541 Florida Avenue; Suite 100
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Eisenberg works as an urologist. Dr. Eisenberg's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Eisenberg's medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Eisenberg is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,620
  • Medicare Cost: $843
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). He works in Modesto, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moradkhan honors. In addition to English, Dr. Moradkhan (or staff) speaks Persian, Turkish, and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. Dr. Moradkhan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice 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

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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.