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Dr. William D Fuller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 330
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. William Fuller is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Fuller has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fuller's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6655 Alvarado Road, Alvarado Surgical Weight Loss; Suite 605
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Bhoyrul (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Hindi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Bhoyrul is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Aberdeen, College of Life Sciences and Medicine, Dr. Bhoyrul performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhoyrul has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $1,324
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. Eugene W Rumsey Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 330
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Eugene Rumsey works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in San Diego, CA. He has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Rumsey attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital Boston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rumsey takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Rumsey is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. George G Zorn III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 330
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. George Zorn's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Zorn include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Zorn attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Zorn's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,438
  • Medicare Cost: $657
Dr. Yuan Hsiao Lin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
786 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Yuan Lin's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Chula Vista, CA and La Mesa, CA. Before completing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Lin attended medical school at Taipei Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include thoracotomy (incision between the ribs), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive; Mc 8892
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gert Pretorius is a cardiothoracic surgeon in San Diego, CA. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS). He attended medical school at the University of Pretoria School of Medicine. Dr. Pretorius takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,952
  • Medicare Cost: $803
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. Albert Austin McClain Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 401
National City, CA
 

Dr. Albert McClain is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include sleep disorders, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sinus problems. Dr. McClain's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. McClain average 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery, robotic surgery

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

Dr. David James Burnikel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. David Burnikel is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Burnikel attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Burnikel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Ballard is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ballard's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Ballard speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ballard is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, Physical Therapy ... (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)

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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.