We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Molina Healthcare HMO near Oceanside, CA.

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

Dr. Adam Fierer's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Fierer has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Fierer has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,255
  • Medicare Cost: $713
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Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3601 Vista Way; Suite 203
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Katayoun Toosie specializes in general surgery and practices in Oceanside, CA and Encinitas, CA. Dr. Toosie's areas of expertise consist of breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Toosie (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Javaid Shad's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shad's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Shad has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Shad (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Donald Ponec practices vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology in Oceanside, CA. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ponec accepts. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Ponec has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,763
  • Medicare Cost: $563
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3923 Waring Road; Suite A
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Viernes is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Viernes is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Michael Shim is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He works in Oceanside, CA. In his practice, Dr. Shim focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Shim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shim's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

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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.