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

Dr. Mark Wei Huang, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
786 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Mark Huang sees patients in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. 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. His clinical interests include thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), lung cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Huang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He 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. Hugo Hernan Barrera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
786 3rd Avenue; #b
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Hugo Barrera sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and colon surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Barrera graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Barrera completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Barrera is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting 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. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
1001 B Avenue; Suite 108
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Jaibaji's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, cancer surgery, and dermabrasion. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine. Dr. Jaibaji trained at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Christopher Pallia specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pallia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Pallia attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Pallia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. James Chao's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Chao's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Maria Castillo's specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castillo include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Castillo obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Castillo is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes 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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Verdolin's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Verdolin is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of National Naval Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, 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. Pourang Kamali, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
769 Medical Center Court; Suite #301
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Pourang Kamali is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Chula Vista, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kamali's areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamali accepts. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kamali trained 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, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Roberts is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), microsurgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roberts is accepting new patients. 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.

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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. Octavio Cardona-Loya Sr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
750 Medical Center Court; Suite 4
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Octavio Cardona-Loya works as a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, dermabrasion, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Cardona-Loya takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, Dr. Cardona-Loya speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. William Collin Eves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
480 4th Avenue; Suite 307
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Eves works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Chula Vista, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Eves include arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eves's office for an appointment. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Growth Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel ... (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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Isho include colon surgery, biopsy, and pilonidal cyst. Dr. Isho has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Isho studied medicine at Al-Nahrain University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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 affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert B Eisenberg, MD
Specializes in Urology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 301
National City, 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. Michael John Rensink, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
752 Medical Center Court; Suite 101
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Michael Rensink is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rensink's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, endoscopic sinus surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Rensink honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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. Francisco Ernesto Anguiano, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
765 Medical Center Court; Suite 209
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Francisco Anguiano practices obstetrics & gynecology in Chula Vista, CA. Patients gave Dr. Anguiano an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and female infertility. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at San Joaquin General Hospital, Dr. Anguiano attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Anguiano speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Anguiano's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Joel Smith's specialty is orthopedic trauma. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. These areas are among Dr. Smith's clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Smith is open to 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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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.