We found 33 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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barrera include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and colon surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Barrera graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Barrera 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,845
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $630
Dr. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
1001 B Avenue; Suite 108
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji specializes in facial plastic surgery and practices in Coronado, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Fullerton, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Jaibaji is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine, Dr. Jaibaji performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Jaibaji is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (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 in San Diego, CA, Encinitas, CA, and Temecula, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chao include dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. Dr. Chao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Chao has an open panel.

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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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Pallia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pallia graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pallia is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. She works in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and National City, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castillo include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillo is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Castillo is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. 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, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Vaginal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pourang Kamali specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Kamali include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Patient ratings for Dr. Kamali average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamali honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He 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' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roberts include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), microsurgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Roberts is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $2,620
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $843
Dr. Michael Henry Verdolin, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
222 East Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verdolin's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in La Mesa, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and National City, CA. Dr. Verdolin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Verdolin's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at National Naval Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Selective Nerve Root Block, Anesthesia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $939
Dr. Mathew S Isho, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
550 Washington Street; Suite 821
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Mathew Isho's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Isho (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Isho include colon surgery, biopsy, and pilonidal cyst. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He studied medicine at Al-Nahrain University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Carle Foundation Hospital. Dr. Isho's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Isho honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to 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. Octavio Cardona-Loya Sr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
750 Medical Center Court; Suite 4
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Octavio Cardona-Loya's specialty is plastic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cardona-Loya's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, dermabrasion, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Cardona-Loya is open to 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 sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Eves is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Eves accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Eves's medical residency was performed 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. Michael John Rensink, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
752 Medical Center Court; Suite 101
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Michael Rensink's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sleep disorders, endoscopic sinus surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rensink accepts. Dr. Rensink's 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rensink's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He 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. Robert B Eisenberg, MD
Specializes in Urology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 301
National City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Eisenberg's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Eisenberg trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Eisenberg average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eisenberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes 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)

Dr. John Alexander Grimaldi, DO
Specializes in Urology
450 4th Avenue; Suite 312
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. John Grimaldi's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Grimaldi's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), microsurgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Grimaldi performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Grimaldi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Francisco Ernesto Anguiano, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
765 Medical Center Court; Suite 209
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Francisco Anguiano is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chula Vista, CA. His clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and female infertility. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anguiano accepts. Before performing his residency at San Joaquin General Hospital, Dr. Anguiano attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Anguiano is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Joel Smith is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Smith's clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Smith performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Smith is conversant in 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.
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