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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and colon surgery. Dr. Barrera's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Barrera completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Huang performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His clinical interests include thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Huang has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in facial plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, cancer surgery, and dermabrasion. Dr. Jaibaji is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Jaibaji is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jaibaji completed a residency program at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Dr. Jaibaji is conversant in Arabic.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in San Diego, CA, Encinitas, CA, and Temecula, CA. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chao attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chao's 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Pallia a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he 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 is a physician who specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Castillo's clinical interests: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Castillo graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. She 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 areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in La Mesa, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and National City, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Verdolin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verdolin takes. Dr. Verdolin is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at National Naval Medical Center for residency. Dr. Verdolin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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 sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Eves has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Eves welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at 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's medical specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. He speaks Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamali include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Kamali is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kamali trained at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Kamali has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Roberts include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), microsurgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient ratings for Dr. Roberts average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Roberts's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in La Mesa, CA and Chula Vista, CA. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rensink include sleep disorders, endoscopic sinus surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. Dr. Rensink takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include colon surgery, biopsy, and pilonidal cysts. Dr. Isho accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Al-Nahrain University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Carle Foundation Hospital. Dr. Isho (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Joel James Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
750 Medical Center Court; Suite 6
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Joel Smith practices orthopedic trauma in San Diego, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jigar Patel works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include general care and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardona-Loya include cancer surgery, dermabrasion, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardona-Loya honors. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Cardona-Loya completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, Dr. Cardona-Loya speaks Spanish.

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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 works as an urologist. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, incontinence, and vasectomy. Dr. Fawcett's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fawcett is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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

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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.