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Specializes in General Surgery
3998 Vista Way; Suite C200
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Adam Fierer is a general surgery specialist in Oceanside, CA and Vista, CA. His clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Fierer has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Fierer has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Fierer's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,255
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $713

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3923 Waring Road; Suite A
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Javaid Shad is an Oceanside, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Shad (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Shad include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Shad attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shad has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3923 Waring Road; Suite A
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Viernes works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Viernes graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Viernes accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3923 Waring Road; Suite A
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Michael Shim is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Shim's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shim accepts. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Shim is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
3402 Piazza Del Oro; Suite 300
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Donald Ponec is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Ponec attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Ponec's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,763
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $563

Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3601 Vista Way; Suite 203
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Katayoun Toosie's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Toosie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Persian. Her areas of expertise include the following: breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Toosie is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Toosie is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Toosie is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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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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