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We found 37 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Care1st Medi/Medi near National City, CA.

Dr. Hugo Hernan Barrera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
786 3rd Avenue; #b
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Hugo Barrera's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and colon surgery. Dr. Barrera is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Barrera takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Issues, Pilonidal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,845
  • Medicare Cost: $630
Dr. Mark Wei Huang, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
786 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Mark Huang is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Huang's areas of expertise include thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Resection, Vascular Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $910
  • Medicare Cost: $597
Dr. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
1001 B Avenue; Suite 108
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji's specialty is facial plastic surgery. Dr. Jaibaji obtained his medical school training at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, cancer surgery, and dermabrasion. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jaibaji is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Jee-Ling Chao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Chao practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Chao's clinical interests include dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Chao completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pallia's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. 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 Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, MAKOplasty

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Leonor Castillo, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 E Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillo works as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients gave Dr. Castillo an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Castillo speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Castillo is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Henry Verdolin, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
222 East Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verdolin's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Verdolin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Verdolin include trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. Dr. Verdolin is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Verdolin's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Spinal Cord Stimulator, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $939
Dr. William Collin Eves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
480 4th Avenue; Suite 307
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Eves specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Eves average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eves's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eves takes. He has an open panel. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Growth Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Pourang Kamali, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
769 Medical Center Court; Suite #301
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Pourang Kamali is a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Chula Vista, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamali include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). On average, patients gave Dr. Kamali a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamali graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital. He speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lincoln Roberts, MD
Specializes in Urology
4033 3rd Avenue; Suite 400
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Roberts is an urologist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Roberts's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), microsurgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Roberts welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Microsurgery, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,620
  • Medicare Cost: $843
Dr. Michael John Rensink, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
752 Medical Center Court; Suite 101
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Michael Rensink's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his professional training, Dr. Rensink completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Rensink's clinical interests include sleep disorders, endoscopic sinus surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rensink's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sinus Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. Mathew S Isho, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
550 Washington Street; Suite 821
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mathew Isho's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Isho include colon surgery, biopsy, and pilonidal cysts. Dr. Isho is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Al-Nahrain University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Carle Foundation Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Isho (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Isho is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Pilonidal Cysts, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biopsy, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
230 Prospect Place; 250
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Jigar Patel specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, Dr. Patel focuses on general care and atrial fibrillation. He accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, General Care

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,057
  • Medicare Cost: $492
Dr. Octavio Cardona-Loya Sr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
750 Medical Center Court; Suite 4
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Octavio Cardona-Loya's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Cardona-Loya's clinical interests include cancer surgery, dermabrasion, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardona-Loya takes. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cardona-Loya is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Sclerotherapy, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. James Carey Fawcett, MD
Specializes in Urology
3969 4th Avenue; Suite 202
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Fawcett practices urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Fawcett average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Fawcett's clinical interests: kidney stones, incontinence, and vasectomy. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Fawcett honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fawcett trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Circumcision, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Lithotripsy, Urologic Disorders, Penile ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,359
  • Medicare Cost: $843
Dr. Joel James Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
750 Medical Center Court; Suite 6
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Joel Smith, who practices in San Diego, CA and Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Knee Pain, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (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.