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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 vascular surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Modesto, CA. He speaks Cantonese. His areas of expertise include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Fung is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Fung attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fung trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fung takes. 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Modesto, CA. He attended National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lai include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lai speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally 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: 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 a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. Dr. Pohwani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pohwani include heart problems. Dr. Pohwani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Pohwani attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pohwani welcomes 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, who practices in Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in infertility and women's health issues. Dr. Pont's hospital/clinic 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. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Pont's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pont is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He 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 is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Altman's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in infertility and women's health issues. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Altman attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Altman 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 area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Fassero has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Fassero's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , 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 sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialty is vascular surgery. Dr. Davis's clinical interests include surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Davis is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Davis 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. Charles C Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Charles Tsai's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Tsai attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Tsai is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 works as an otolaryngologist. His areas of expertise include reconstructive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Suntra is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Suntra accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Suntra attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialties are vascular surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, Dr. Gutowski focuses on surgical procedures. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gutowski honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Gutowski graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Gutowski (or staff) speaks Polish. In addition, he 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). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Modesto, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include hand surgery procedures. Dr. Smith's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Hubbard include laparoscopic surgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hubbard studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Hubbard completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Hubbard (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF), and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She welcomes new patients.

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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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Gonzalez takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He 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 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 is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In her practice, Dr. Kho focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Kho's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kho welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Eisenberg's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Eisenberg attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Eisenberg completed residency programs at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eisenberg honors. Dr. Eisenberg's practice is open to 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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Modesto, CA. His clinical interests encompass general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Moradkhan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Persian, Turkish, and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. He is 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.